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New Wide Receivers Emerging at Georgia Spring Practice

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Georgia football is ending its fourth week of spring practice and the Bulldogs have some new players emerging at the wide receivers position.

SI.com reports that injuries to the healthy lineup have created chances for younger guys to step up. Two guys have made the most of the situation after starting wide receiver George Pickens suffered a knee injury in spring practice and underwent ACL surgery to repair a torn ligament.

Justin Robinson, a 6-foot-4 and 220 pound target, is emerging as one candidate to fill the void left by Pickens. SI.com reports that Robinson is physical with a good vertical jump and long arms, and redshirt freshman is the using those traits to make impressive catches in traffic. 

His bio states he only saw action in one game last season during the Bulldogs’ season-opening win at Arkansas after enrolling at UGA in January 2020.

True freshman Adonai Mitchell is the emerging receiver. SI.com reports he doesn’t’ play with the same physicality despite being the same height, but says he doesn’t have to — he’s found ways to impress with his route-running and ability to get open through the spring practices and scrimmages.

Both have earned playing time this spring, and have earned playing time — Robinson is projected by Dawgs Daily to start at X-receiver, while we believe Mitchell will be a valuable part of the rotation at Z-receiver, the article states.

Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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