3 questions about the Clemson Football wide receivers this spring

Clemson could have good depth at wide receiver in 2024 - if they can stay healthy and young players are ready to contribute right away.

Clemson wide receiver Cole Turner (22)
Clemson wide receiver Cole Turner (22) / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Will Cole Turner and/or Adam Randall contribute?

We mentioned Turner and his absence in 2023. The reality is that we have very little to judge when it comes to Turner’s potential. He was held out through much of 2022 so he could redshirt. When he did play, he made a big splash. It seemed Clemson might have found a diamond in the rough.

Turner’s big performance against North Carolina in the 2022 ACC Championship Game seems like ages ago. In many ways, he will need to prove himself again. Sometimes guys aren’t the same after an impactful injury, and we need not look any further than Turner’s teammate, Adam Randall.

Anyone who saw Randall in the 2022 spring practices was gobsmacked by his athletic ability. Then he tore his ACL before the spring game. He worked his way back to be on the field, and the hope was with an offseason to condition and get healthy he could show that explosiveness in 2023.

Unfortunately, it just didn’t emerge, and while Randall started much of the season, he was eventually passed on the depth chart by both Brown and Stellato. He just didn’t have the same explosiveness after the injury.

Now presumably both men are on the outside looking in at the starting lineup, and like I mentioned, two highly rated prospects will be freshmen who are looking to climb the depth chart. A strong showing in spring practice by either Turner or Randall could give them a leg up come next fall.

We already have one flash from Randall.....

....but also a small setback.