2019 Georgia Football: George Pickens Needs to Make an Impact Early

The hole left from Jeremiah Holloman will mean freshman George Pickens will need to make an impact early for the 2019 Georgia Football team

The University of Georgia football team has few glaring roster issues. They are more than favored to win the SEC East and just behind Bama & Clemson for the top odds at the National Championship this year. 

But as we've talked about all offseason here on The Bulldog Maven, if there were a glaring issue on the roster it would have to be the wideouts group, especially with the dismissal of Jeremiah Holloman. Even with the development of Demetris Robertson in his second year in the program, and senior transfer from Miami, Lawrence Cager, there is a need for someone to step up as the primary target. 

One particular portion of Jake Fromm's game that has developed into one of his best attributes is the back shoulder throw, something that he and Holloman had down pat last season. This type of play requires a big-bodied wide receiver that has the length to get to the ball on the sideline. 

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Georgia Freshman, George Pickens will be a freshman star

George Pickens is the prototype wide receiver, with amble size (6'3/190LBS) for the back shoulder fade. In fact, if you watch his high school tape from his game against IMG Academy, Hoover almost exclusively through back-shoulder balls on the sideline throughout. 

Critics will say he lacks the elite speed as of now to be a wide receiver #1 in the SEC. But I will say UGA has the privilege of allowing guys like Demetris Robertson (possibly the fastest man in college football) & Dominick Blaylock to handle the speed routes. Let Pickens do what he does best, which is dominate down the field. 

Take a look at his highlights from his senior season: 

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Brent Wilson
Brent Wilson

Pickens will take over this year. Bookmark it. This guy is special. Great article, Brooks!