Summer Position Glimpse: 2-receiver

With a little help from a couple of others, Sammy Watkins was the man at this position for the last three years.

Watkins, who was the No. 4 overall pick by the Bills in this month's NFL Draft, leaves behind quite a legacy at the position.

2-position


Projected Starter: Senior Adam Humphries

Backups: Humphries started multiple games at the 2-position during his freshman and sophomore seasons. Now, as the projected starter, he'll be backed by Germone Hopper, a redshirt sophomore, and Artavis Scott, a four-star prospect who enrolled at Clemson in January.

What we learned this spring: With Charone Peake still on the mend through much of the spring, Humphries worked primarily at the 5-position while Hopper got the nod at the 2. Once Hopper was suspended by Dabo Swinney a few weeks into the spring, Scott got a majority of the first-team reps. During the Orange and White game, Scott showed the flashes of explosiveness that made him such a highly recruited prospect out of East Lake High School in Florida.

Long-term future: Obviously, there are still a couple of options on the roster once Humphries moves on after this season. Hopper was relatively productive during his first season on the field, but still has some growing up to do off the field. Despite a strong showing in the spring game, Scott is still an unproven commodity, but Swinney and the rest of the Clemson coaches feel good about the direction he's headed.

On the recruiting trail, the Clemson staff has offers out to several prospects who fit the profile of the 2-position. A four-star running back prospect, according to Scout.com, Nyheim Hines appears to be the top target here.

Moving forward: Humphries is expected to receive a majority of the snaps here, but given the number of snaps that Clemson runs each game, at least one of the backups will play a significant amount of plays. If Hopper manages to turn the off the field issues around this summer, his experience in the system should give him the edge as the No. 2 at the 2-position.

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