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Jets 2017 Roster Breakdown: Charone Peake Has a Chance to Emerge

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NFL: New York Jets-OTA Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Our Jets roster countdown now takes a look at Charone Peake.

Name: Charone Peake

Number: 17

Year with Jets: 2nd

Projected Role: Competing for playing time at wide receiver

His 2016: Peake was a seventh round pick by the Jets out of Clemson. Early in training camp, he was part of a triumvirate of young receivers generating buzz along with Jalin Marshall and Robby Anderson. Peake made the team, but he was a nonfactor once the season began, only registering 19 catches for 186 yards. His biggest contribution might have been alertly grabbing a fumble and running it for a 40 yard touchdown in garbage time of a loss to the Seahawks. It isn’t a surprise to see a rookie seventh rounder have little production. It is merely a reminder that Peake is a guy who could potentially be part of the future at wide receiver rather than somebody the Jets can count upon building around.

2017 will be a success if: Peake becomes a contributor in the receiving game. His ceiling is unclear, but it is important for his career arc that he at least becomes an ancillary part of the passing attack.

Odds of making the roster: More Likely Than Not (50-75%)