Preseason previews: Wide receivers
July, 25, 2012
By David Ching | ESPN.com
Editor’s note: With Georgia set to open preseason camp on Aug. 2, we will break down each position group and the storylines to watch in August. We focus today on the wide receivers after featuring the quarterbacks and running backs earlier this week.
The good news for Georgia’s overall health at receiver is that Malcolm Mitchell is still on the roster. The bad news is that the star sophomore will apparently spend as much time playing defense as offense -- and that’s after he plays cornerback for the majority of the first two games while the Bulldogs deal with depth issues in the secondary.
Georgia’s coaching staff still plans to utilize Mitchell at wideout -- he was an SEC All-Freshman team member after emerging as the Bulldogs’ leading deep threat last season -- but it is evident that they also must develop their other weapons at the position.
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