As a freshman in 2016, Georgia TE Isaac Nauta caught 29 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns.
Through six games in 2017, he’s seen his production drop dramatically, posting only five catches for 77 yards and a score so far.
However, the Bulldogs are 6-0 and up to No. 4 in the AP Poll, so it’s hard to be too upset with his lack of use.
Mostly, Nauta is used as a blocker for Georgia’s incredible running game, which has dominated opponents.
According to Macon.com, Nauta said on Wednesday that he’s not down on the Georgia passing game, but complimented the Bulldogs’ backfield and offensive line:
“I think we do have a really good passing game,” Nauta said. “We just haven’t had to use it because (Nick) Chubb and Sony (Michel) and those guys have been straight running it and the (offensive line) has been running through people. It’s always ready and available. We’re always ready to use it.”
The Bulldogs have games against Florida and Auburn coming up in the next few weeks, so Nauta and the passing game will likely have to step up at some point.
For now, though, Nauta and the Bulldogs will be happy to keep pounding the ball on the ground and racking up wins.