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Road to the NFL Draft / Charone Peake

Position: Wide receiver

School: Clemson

Combine measurables: 6-foot-2, 209 pounds.

Combine stats: 40-yard dash: 4.45 seconds. Bench press: 12 reps. Vertical jump: 35.5 inches. Broad jump: 10 feet, 2 inches. 3-cone drill: 6.96 seconds. 20-yard shuttle: 4.46 seconds. 60-yard shuttle: 11.69 seconds.

Career stats: 49 games, 99 catches, 1,172 yards, 10 TDs.

Draft projection: Fourth-fifth round.

Lowdown: Coming out of high school, Peake was a top-15 recruit in the country, but he spent much of his career at Clemson stuck behind receivers like Sammy Watkins, DeAndre Hopkins and Martavis Bryant. He broke out in 2015, however, with 50 catches for 716 yards and five touchdowns. … Has the size-speed combination of a potential No. 1 receiver and is a legitimate deep threat. … Took a medical redshirt in 2013 after tearing his ACL in practice just two weeks into the season. … Improved on his 40 time at Clemson’s Pro Day with an unofficial 4.37. … Doesn’t have the biggest hands (9¼ inches), which could be why he dropped nearly 10 percent of the passes that came his way in 2015. … Roomed with Watkins in college and has maintained a close friendship since then. … Reportedly met with the Bills at the NFL Scouting Combine.

They said it: “Peake is a relatively raw route-runner whose greatest attribute is his exciting blend of size and explosive athleticism.” – CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang

– Jay Skurski

The Buffalo News is profiling 50 prospects in 50 days leading up to the NFL Draft, which begins April 28.

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