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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Airese Currie

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 186 | College: Clemson
 
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Overview

Positives … Has above average speed and balance … Despite his slight frame, he is a relatively strong athlete … Has adequate explosion coming off the line of scrimmage, using a quick stutter-step and upper body fake to elude the jam … Quick in and out of his breaks, doing an effective job of running underneath routes from the slot … Has enough field vision to find the crease in the zones and is very aware of chains and the sidelines … Has some burst in the short area to gain separation … Has enough top-end speed to get deep and decent tracking ability … Shows good juking ability after the catch to escape defenders in the open field.

Negatives … Has adequate muscle development and a small frame with little room for additional growth … Marginal blocker who does little to get his body into position, but will sometimes make an effort … Has very small (8-inches) and inconsistent hands, dropping a few easy passes … Does not show the toughness or desire to go for the ball in traffic … Needs to do a better job of securing the ball before attempting to head up field.

2004 Season

Played in ten games, starting seven contests … Sat out the Virginia and North Carolina State games after suffering a right ankle sprain vs. Maryland … Still managed to catch 43 passes for 560 yards (13.0 avg) and four touchdowns.

2003 GAME Analysis

Georgia … Opened the season with seven catches for 56 yards.

Furman … Followed with a season-long 72-yard touchdown grab.

Middle Tennessee … Set a school game-record with 12 receptions, good for 133 yards and a 4-yard score.

Georgia Tech … Gained 78 yards on six grabs, including a 33-yard touchdown.

North Carolina … Snared four passes for 87 yards.

South Carolina … Accounted for 56 yards on four catches with a 26-yard score.

Tennessee (Peach Bowl) … Closed out the year with 50 yards on five catches.

2003 Season

Played in thirteen games, starting six contests … Finished with 282 yards and three touch-downs on 16 receptions … Also rushed three times for 20 yards (6.7 avg) … Changed his jersey number from #9 as a freshman to #1 (Woodrow Dantzler's old number).

2002 GAME ANALYSIS

Florida State … Had two catches for 49 yards and a 28-yard score.

Duke … Made some big plays for the Tigers, but none bigger than the 47-yard touchdown catch from Charlie Whitehurst … Clemson was facing a fourth-and-10 play at the Duke 47, trailing by 14 points in the fourth quarter … Tigers went on to a 34-31 victory, but that play jump started Clemson's comeback.

North Carolina … Grabbed a pair of passes for 90 yards, including a career-long 83-yard score.

Texas Tech (Tangerine Bowl) … Added a 2-yard catch and a 9-yard reverse.

2002 Season

Had 320 receiving yards on 18 catches to break the previous Tiger freshman mark for yards per reception (17.8) … Led the team in yards per catch with that 17.8 figure … Ran six times for 27 yards (4.5 avg) and a score … Had 54-yard touchdown reception at South Carolina for his first career touchdown … Did not waste time before scoring his second, he scored on an 18-yard run on a fumble-rooskie play vs. Louisiana Tech in the Humanitarian Bowl … Had a season-long 79-yard reception from Woodrow Dantzler at North Carolina State, longest play of the year for the Tigers and longest pass completion for the Tigers in five years … Also had a big 36-yard catch at Wake Forest … Had his season high in catches vs. North Carolina with five for 59 yards … Made four catches for 35 yards vs. Florida State.

Injury Report

2000: Underwent right foot surgery in December to have a pin inserted for a fracture.

2003: Missed the Virginia and Duke games with a right ankle sprain.

2005: Discovered in March that he was working out for teams with a broken bone in his foot … The right foot was placed in a cast.

Baseball

2003-04 Season … Outdoor - Member of Clemson's 2004 ACC Championship outdoor team … NCAA Championships qualifier in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay … ran a 10.27 in the preliminaries of the 100m at the national meet … ran a season-best 10.22 in the 100m at the Orange & Purple Classic … member of the ACC Championship 4x100m relay team … Indoor - Had a season-best time of 21.75 in the 200m at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic.

2002-03 Season … Outdoor - East Region Champion in the 100m with a time of 10.29 … member of Clemson's ACC title 4x100m relay team, earning all-conference accolades … ACC runner-up in the 100m, earning All-ACC honors (10.52) … Indoor - Earned All-ACC honors in the 60m with a third-place finish.

2001-02 Season … Outdoor - 2002 All-American as member of 4x100m relay team … 400m relay finished second in the nation at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Baton Rouge, LA, setting a school and ACC record time of 38.82 … Indoor - did not compete during the indoor season.

Track

Marketing major … Born Airese K. Currie on 11/16/82 … Resides in Fort Stewart, Georgia.

High School

COMBINE: 4.57 in the 40-yard dash … 2.76 20-yard dash … 1.72 10-yard dash … 4.07 20-yard shuttle … 10.91 60-yard shuttle … 7.05 three-cone drill … 31 -inch arm length … 8-inch hands … Right-handed … 23 Wonderlic score.

Personal

Attended Richland Northeast (Columbia, S.C.) High School, playing for coach Jay Frye … Ranked as the fourth-best wide receiver and the #21 player overall in the nation by Super Prep … Had 42 catches for 630 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, despite missing several games as a senior due to an ankle injury … Returned eight punts and kickoffs for touchdowns over the last two years … Earned Student Sports All-American honors … Shrine Bowl selection who was an all-state choice by The State … In track, he won the 200- and 400-meter dash championships in South Carolina and had a personal best of 10.36 in the 100m.

 
 
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