The Clemson Insider gives a scouting report on every player on Clemson’s summer depth chart. We will break down what the player does best, what he needs to work on, how he compares to other former players at his position and where he fits on the Clemson roster.
Player name: Diondre Overton (6-5, 200)
Player position: Wide receiver (field)
Years left of eligibility: 3 years
Current rank on depth chart: third
Player productivity so far: Overton had two receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown in 8 games. He made most of first career reception, hauling in a 45-yard touchdown catch from Nick Schuessler in win over SC State.
What player does best: Overton is tall athlete that has very good ball skills. He has good hands and is very athletic.
What player needs to work on: At 6-foot-5, Overton can definitely get bigger and stronger. He can also become a more skilled route runner.
Productivity of former Clemson players at the position (first year and last):
Mike Williams, 2014: Had 57 receptions for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns. He averaged 18.1 yards per catch. He had a long of 56 yards and averaged 79.2 yards per game.
Mile Williams, 2016: He had 98 receptions for 1,361 yards and 11 touchdowns. He averaged 13.9 yards per catch with a long of 50 yards. He averaged 90.7 yards per game.
Deandre Hopkins, 2010: Had 52 receptions for 637 yards and four touchdowns. He averaged 12.3 yards per catch with a long of 45 yards. He averaged 53.1 yards per game.
Deandre Hopkins, 2012: He had 82 receptions for 1,405 yards and 18 touchdowns. He averaged 18.1 yards per catch with a long of 62 yards. He averaged 108.1 yards per game.
What can you hope for? Overton pushes Deon Cain and Trevion Thompson for playing time.
What is a realistic expectation? Overton can be a 20 catch guy this year depending how often he gets on the field. He should improve and become a better and more skilled wide receiver.
What about the future? Overton has a ton of upside. A former basketball player he is very athletic. He has the skills to high-point the football. He can become a weapon in the years to come in the red zone.