Originally Posted by PageUSC
They have 2 NFL WR's right now. Conley is as good as anyone in the SEC. If Mitchell comes back and he probably will soon, they have 3 NFL WRs.
And they don't have to rely on just Gurley. They are 5 deep at RB, all very good backs.
LOL, UGA always says they have NFL WRs and people always say they do too without any real justification. First off, let's look at their current receiving core.
Malcolm Mitchell: Tore his ACL in the first game last season. He's trying to come back from one of the most debilitating injuries for a WR. It literally hampers everything, your explosion off the line to get a good release, your ability to cut for good routes, as well as your ability to jump to catch passes. He's also likely tried to come back too soon as evidenced by the fact he hurt the SAME KNEE in no contact drills while running routes. Even if he manages to stay healthy, it's very unlikely he's the same guy this early in the recovery process. His stats are decent for his first two years, but hardly anything incredible when you consider who was throwing to him.
Chris Conley: He looks good on paper, but he lacks explosiveness. He's a big target and that's about it. He put up good stats last year, but who else were they going to throw to?
Now let's look at their draft history as far as outgoing talent. We all know AJ Green is the shit. He also went a much deserved 4 overall however, after we look past him, they put out dud after dud after dud yet people say they put out good WRs. We have put out far more WR talent than UGA as of late.
5 161 Tavarres King
WR Denver Broncos
0 stats, cut by Broncos
4 107 Kris Durham
WR Seattle Seahawks
Cut by Seahawks, claimed by Lions. Only caught 38 passes on 86 targets in a throw first offense.
2 50 Mohamed Massaquoi
WR Cleveland Browns
Supposed to be a steal. Hasn't done squat despite all the draft love etc. 34 catches on 94 targets last year. Cut and now a free agent.
2 35 Reggie Brown
WR Philadelphia Eagles
Had one good season with 800 yards and 8 TDs. Didn't do much else. Out of the NFL before 30. Again, people said this was a huge steal.
4 131 Fred Gibson
WR Pittsburgh Steelers
Cut by the Steelers and never caught a regular season pass. Everyone thought he was a steal with great upside.
3 92 Hines Ward
WR Pittsburgh Steelers
Was a QB coming out, so he wasn't even a WR. He definitely earns my respect.
As you can see, UGA puts out shite for WRs despite people thinking they will be something. Hence my skeptical attitude and doubt for their core. Plus the QB elevates the WR. I don't see Mason elevating that group.
Their backs are good, but can the back block for himself and throw passes to make sure the defense can't cheat up and hone in on them without paying? No.