Published August 12, 2011 - 1:14pm
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AJ Green had some of the best hands to ever play in the SEC. He could really catch the football, and he had a height and length advantage over smaller defenders and ran routes very well. Basically, he is what we like to call the total package, and he was every bit of that for Georgia over his three years.
We already know this.
What we don’t know is just who will step up and help replace Green’s production in the receiving game?
AJ Green was very dependable and dominant at times throughout his career.
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Every year, Green had over 800 yards receiving and over five touchdowns. Even last year, Green was suspended for the first four games, but no problem – he still led them in yards, receptions and touchdowns.
Looking at Georgia’s roster, Tavarres King looks to be the main wide receiver and Aaron Murray’s go-to guy at the moment. King caught 27 passes for 504 yards and three touchdowns last year.
However, don’t sleep on returnees Marlon Brown and Rantavious Wooten. Brown looks to have all the talent in the world, but he has yet to put it together.
Newcomers Malcolm Mitchell, Chris Conley and Justin Scott-Wesley will also help with some production. Of those three, Malcolm Mitchell looks to be a stud of an athlete. He was highly regarded as a defensive back, but the Bulldogs will play him at wide receiver. It could be a great addition.
Along with the receivers, tight end Orson Charles looks to be Aaron Murray’s biggest target on the offense. Charles played high school ball with Murray in Tampa, Florida, and he is ready for another stellar season. Last year, Charles caught 26 passes for 422 yards and two touchdowns. He will have a better year this year, as he looks to be the best tight end in the SEC.
Obviously for the newcomers and returnees, there is no AJ Green on the roster.
So, for Aaron Murray and this Georgia passing offense to help replace the likes of an AJ Green, new and returning receivers will have to step up along with Charles at tight end to replace all of that production.