The 5-position is played by a bigger, more physical wide receiver. It's could also be occupied by a tight end.
1. Jaron Brown, RS Jr.
2010: Brown finished second among Clemson wide receivers last season with 32 receptions for 405 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned three punts for 52 yards. His 74-yard touchdown catch against North Carolina was Clemson's longest passing play of the season.
This spring: Coaches credited Brown for his mostly steady play through the practices and scrimmages. He hauled in three catches for 59 yards in the Orange and White game.
Heading into the fall: Listed as one of the three starting wide receivers on the depth chart, Brown will be competing with a pair of of talented freshmen for snaps when camp opens in August. In terms of overall talent, the freshmen bring more to the table, but Brown has more experience and will still garner snaps through the season if he loses his starting spot.
2. Martavis Bryant, Fr.
2010: Originally out of T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, Bryant spent last fall at Hargrave Military Academy. In his first prep school game, Bryant had five catches for 174 yards and two touchdowns.
This spring: Bryant did not qualify in time to enroll at Clemson in January, but did finally arrive in the summer, just in time for summer classes and workouts.
Heading into the fall: When spotted at the practice fields during the Dabo Swinney Football Camp in June, Bryant's increase in size was quite striking. Combine that with his speed, Bryant could be an explosive option for first-year offensive coordinator Chad Morris. Simply put, he could be a major factor in Clemson's downfield passing attack season.
3. Charone Peake, Fr.
2010: Peake had 65 catches for 1,053 and nine touchdowns as a senior at Dorman High School in Roebuck. He also had 18 carries for 120 yards.
This spring: Scout.com ranked Peake as the No. 9 wide receiver in the class of 2011. He was also rated as a four-star prospect.
Heading into the fall: Peake will be among three freshman wide receivers who will push for playing time this season. Not quite as physically ready as Bryant, Peake offers more explosiveness out his cuts and has excellent ball skills.
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