WATCH: Latest Georgia workout video highlights George Pickens, wide receivers
Even amidst the rising uncertainty, the Georgia football team is still preparing for the upcoming 2020 season. The team account put their latest display of progress, as a players were going through their workouts.
A number of the team’s wide receivers earned prominent placement in the video, such as George Pickens and Tommy Bush. The video also ended with Kearis Jackson asking Georgia fans to wear a mask and to continue to practice social distancing.
— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) July 27, 2020
Georgia is allowed up to eight hours a week of weight training and conditioning drills as a part of the summer access with walk-through periods. The Bulldogs also have up to six hours of team meetings and six hours of walk-through practices, making up a 20-hour practice week.
Those extra hours should be huge for the Georgia wide receivers, as they’re now allowed to work with coach supervision and a football during those walk-through periods.
That means that Pickens, Bush, Jackson and the host of other talented yet unproven wide receivers will get to work with quarterbacks Jamie Newman, JT Daniels and D’Wan Mathis. The Bulldogs will be running a new offense this year led by offensive coordinator Todd Monken.
In his previous stops, Monken has gotten big-time production from the likes of Mike Evans in Tampa Bay and Justin Blackmon at Oklahoma State. There’s the expectation for Pickens to take a similar-type leap this season after he led the team in catches, receptions and receiving touchdowns as a freshman.
The Bulldogs also signed five wide receivers as a part of the 2020 signing class, including three in Marcus Rosemy, Arian Smith and Jermaine Burton who ranked among the top-100 overall prospects for the 2020 class. Smith though did have surgery on his knee earlier in July.
Among the other wide receivers not yet mentioned there’s senior Demetris Robertson and sophomore Dominick Blaylock. Robertson is looking to live to the 5-star recruiting hype he had in the 2016 recruiting cycle, while playing for fourth different offensive coordinator during his college career in Monken.
Blaylock, like Pickens, showed promising moments during his freshman campaign, such as touchdowns against Auburn and Florida. But he’s spent the offseason recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in the SEC championship game against LSU. The expectation is that Blaylock will be good to go for the start of the 2020 season.
As of this writing, that is still set for Sept. 7 against Virginia. But ACC and SEC presidents are reportedly meeting later this week to discuss the 2020 season, which could have an obvious impact on Georgia.
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