Charone Peake rises to the occasion
The New York Jets won their first game of the preseason as they were able to get a good glimpse at one of their 2016 NFL Draft picks in wide receiver Charone Peake as he rose to the occasion.
It’s not easy making the transition from college football to the pros. It requires a lot of time, patience and above all else execution when it comes to your role. For wide receiver Charone Peake, not only did he seize the moment but be proved that at least for the time being, he can be a nice addition on offense for the New York Jets.
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Against the Jacksonville Jaguars in preseason action, Peake led the team in receptions as he totaled four of them for 45 yards and a touchdown. He made an amazing touchdown reception for on a brilliant pass by quarterback Geno Smith as he kept his feet inside and came down with it.
It was a tough reception to make but Peake made it without any issues. General manager Mike Maccagnan has an eye for finding talent in the draft and he might have found a hidden gem with Peake.
At Clemson, Peake totaled 1,172 receiving yards, 99 receptions and 10 touchdowns. Always known for his solid route-running, Peake is making his case to make it to the final roster of the Jets once cuts start coming.
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At this point in time for the Jets, the top three spots at wide receiver are pretty much secured with Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa.
If Peake wants to make it and earn one of the final few spots up for grabs on the depth chart, he’ll have to continue making big plays like he did against the Jaguars and be consistent.
As training camp continues, the more reps he gets and ability to prove his worth, will more than likely keep him on the final roster.
Peake could add a nice dimension on offense since most defenses will be focused on Marshall and Decker. His ability to keep those chains moving like he did in college would be great to have on offense as his average yards per reception at Clemson was 11.8.
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Overall, Peake is making his name known early during training camp and preseason football. If he continues this momentum, the Jets might have just found a diamond in the rough to add even more weapons to their stacked arsenal on offense.