Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Receivers - still knocking on the door

If walk-on Taylor Bradberry was the surprise of the spring for Coach Ball, it would seem we're heading for a committee approach to playing time at the receiving position opposite Tavarres King.
None of the wide receivers for Georgia just blew the doors down this spring in the start of the post-A.J. Green era.
The biggest surprise? Well, according to wide receivers coach Tony Ball, it was walk-on Taylor Bradberry. “He made a lot of plays in the spring game and he did that all spring long,” Ball said.
Valdosta's Mitchell
That was no doubt meant as a compliment to Bradberry, but it may have also said something about the rest of Georgia’s receivers this spring.
There's only so many times we can throw to the tight end, right? With Troupe and Wooten sitting out most of the Spring, the others still couldn't step across the threshold and say I got this. Many are wondering who will stop knocking and just step up.

I hope that it's Wooten. But there's reason to believe it may eventually be someone younger.
Redshirt freshman Michael Bennett showed coaches something when the ball wasn’t in his hands. “I felt like he probably demonstrated the most physicality this spring at receiver,” Ball said. “Really tried to be physical and worked extremely hard to get better and prove to the staff that we’ll be able to depend on him and trust him. Really looking forward to big things from Michael.”
Coaches Richt and Bobo love a receiver that can block. Bennett sounds like he's ahead of the curve. And don't forget about Malcolm Mitchell. I'm sure he gets a long look this August as the playmaker we need on the edge.


AthensHomerDawg said...

Christian Conley has been quiet. Wasn't he an early enrollee at WR. At 6'3" 190,4.4 speed I wish he would step up!

Bernie said...

I remember you had asked about Conley earlier. From what I read he's just as in the mix as everyone else and I'm thinking he makes great strides in the off season. Just not much to go on at this point.