Georgia defenders discuss preparing for Alabama's dynamic wide receiving duo of DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle
Georgia’s secondary understands the challenge that awaits them on Saturday in two of the country’s top wide receivers in Alabama’s DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle. The 2 have combined for 46 catches and 712 yards and 5 touchdowns thus far, with Waddle recording 3 straight games of 120 yards or greater.
Overall, players are taking a measured approach, mentioning that Smith and Waddle aren’t the first pro-ready receivers they’ve faced, and won’t be the last.
“Every week, we’re going to face great wide receivers that can easily play on Sunday. It’s just another Saturday here,” said Eric Stokes, according to 247Sports.com. “Again, we are going against great wide receivers in Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith. We’ve got to be prepared to stop them just like we had to do last week. We are trying to do anything and everything to slow them down.”
The Bulldogs’ defense has been stellar, though, and the team understands that opponents will be searching for ways to find opportunities to put that defense at a disadvantage.
“I think there are going to be a few things that the opponents we go against in the next few weeks try to exploit on our defense, and it’s something that we’re preparing for,” said safety Richard LeCounte. “We practice for all those things. We come in and make corrections from the week before, and we move on to the next game plan.”