New Projected Wide Receiver Depth Chart

With George Pickens out and a pair of young receivers impressing onlookers, its time to update the projected wide receiver depth chart.
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The wide receiver room has produced a plethora of headlines since spring practice began. 

From superstars suffering injuries, to young players impressing on the practice field, everything Dawgs Daily knew about the receiving corps has been challenged over the last three weeks. This updated projected depth chart addresses the recent developments from the wide receiver positions.

X-Receiver

  • X1: Justin Robinson, redshirt freshman
  • X2: Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, sophomore*
  • X3: Jackson Meeks

*Injured

George Pickens is expected to miss at least the regular season according to sources. Someone needs to step up to take his place. So far, that someone has been Robinson.

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Robinson was a talented but raw prospect coming out of high school and the COVID-19 pandemic did his freshman campaign no favors. But he's reportedly looked anything but raw through the first three weeks of spring. 

Georgia lists Robinson at 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds and he's every bit as strong and imposing as those numbers suggest. Reports from practice claim he is making physical catches all over the field. Robinson sounds like the type of receiver quarterback JT Daniels loves throwing too.

Rosemy-Jacksaint is the backup for the time being. He's been limited this spring, still recovering from the broken leg he suffered against Florida. 

It was in that game where we learned what kind of football player Rosemy-Jacksaint is. Pickens was out with an injury and Rosemy-Jacksaint played very well in his absence, up until he crossed the goal line for his first career touchdown.

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Z-Receiver

  • Z1: Jermaine Burton*
  • Z2: Demetris Robertson
  • Z3: Adonai Mitchell
  • Z4: Kearis Jackson

*Injured

Burton gave Georgia fans quite the scare on March 30 when he was carted off the practice field. Fortunately, Burton's injury is not serious and he'll remain active this summer. Burton is one of the best receivers on the team. He accumulated 404 receiving yards as a freshman, including 274 with Daniels at quarterback.

Burton is a smaller receiver, but he plays like he's Robinson's size. He makes physical catches and he's also capable of getting wide open against the best defensive backfields in the SEC. 

Robertson returns for his sixth college season and fourth season as a Bulldog thanks to the free year of eligibility. Robertson hasn't lived up to expectations because of injuries and a lack of continuity throughout his career. 

With Daniels at quarterback, in a new pass-happy offense, Robertson has a golden opportunity to remind everyone why he was a five-star prospect in 2016.

If you've followed Georgia football this spring, you've likely become familiar with Mitchell. Former Georgia receiver Terrence Edwards attended practice on April 1 and took to Twitter to say "Adonai Mitchell is going to shock a lot of people."

Where Mitchell impresses the most is his route-running. He's not a speedster, or overly physical, but he knows how to find open space. Mitchell stands 6-foot-4, so he's hard to miss when he's running all by himself.

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Slot

  • S1: Kearis Jackson
  • S2: Arian Smith
  • S3: Dominick Blaylock
  • S4: Jaylen Johnson
  • S5: Ladd McConkey

There are no changes to report in the slot. Jackson is still the leader of the group coming off his best season as a Bulldog. Smith missed most of 2020 with an injury, but he dazzled when he was finally cleared to play. 

Blaylock had a solid freshman year in 2019, but two ACL tears forced him to miss 2020 and he's been limited this spring. If he returns to form, Georgia can consider itself wealthy at slot receiver.

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