Some Georgia fans have been critical of the way UGA has used its tight ends under coach Kirby Smart. However, former UGA tight end Isaac Nauta still played his way into contention for an NFL roster spot despite not always being the focal point of the Bulldogs offense, and he sees big things ahead for the players who’ll follow him at UGA.
That’s the subject of today’s DN90.
Nauta specifically mentions Charlie Woerner — a rising senior who joined Nauta as part of the 2016 signing class, Smart’s first at UGA.
Woerner only has 25 career receptions, but has shown a penchant for playing well in big games — including three catches in UGA’s 2018 Rose Bowl win vs. Oklahoma.
Another tight end Nauta mentions by name in the video is John Fitzpatrick — a 4-star signee from Georgia’s 2018 class.
Fitzpatrick only appeared in two games for the Bulldogs last season so he’ll preserve his redshirt and still have four years of remaining eligibility.
Nauta was also candid in the video about how his position fits into UGA’s offensive plans. He says his overall body of work makes him a strong candidate to join an NFL roster.
His absence leaves a void for UGA. Nauta was third on the team last season in receiving with 30 catches for 430 yards and three touchdowns.
For more on what Nauta had to say about his time at UGA and the Bulldogs’ future at tight end. Click the video linked above.