Kirby Smart shares why defending 'electric' Jaylen Waddle is so tough
One of the more dynamic offensive players in the SEC is a key part of Georgia’s game plan this week when the Bulldogs take on Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle. He is dangerous on offense and in special teams, and Georgia coach Kirby Smart shared what makes him so difficult to contain.
“He’s as dynamic and electric as I’ve seen,” Smart said at his Monday press conference. “He touches the ball, you can see it on tape, it pops off, and it’s really not just special teams, they find ways all over the field to get him the ball. They move him around, they motion him, they give him touches every way you can. Shame on them if they don’t, because he’s electric when he touches the ball. He’s just a really good football player, he’s tough. He runs the ball tough and he’s physical. There are a lot of challenges there for us with him. He creates a lot of issues.”
Waddle is third in the SEC in receiving yards, at 132 yards per game, and has caught 19 passes for 396 yards and three touchdowns. Against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game in 2018, he had four catches for 113 yards and a touchdown.