WATCH: 3 inside observations on Georgia receivers from all-time leader Terrence Edwards
ATHENS — There’s a case to be made the Georgia receivers will be the key to the season regardless of who is at quarterback.
Terrence Edwards, the Bulldogs’ all-time leading receiver, knows UGA receiver personnel better than anyone outside the locker room.
Edwards had some fascinating takes on a Georgia receiver position that is in overhaul mode at receiver and tight end, with more questions than answers entering the recently approved six-week practice period in July.
Edwards, who starred at UGA from 1999-2002 and was the SEC’s all-time leading receiver when his collegiate career concluded (now No. 3 on the list), runs the TE WR Academy in metro Atlanta.
Over the past four years, Edwards has worked with current Georgia players and recruits, and he has also broken down film of others.
Here are 3 key points on the Georgia receivers this season from Monday night’s ‘On The Beat’ live interview with the Georgia receiving legend:
Georgia Pickens greatness
TE: “Clearly he’s the best receiver on the team, so he can’t not do the things that got him here. He has to continue to work on his game.
“People now are gunning for him. When you’re the top dog, and when you’re the lead receiver, people are going to scheme for you, people are going to put their best defender on you, people are going to high-low you. People are going to do things to take you out, and he has to control himself.
“I don’t want him to lose that fire that makes him who he is on the field, but you’ve got to toe the line to not get yourself in trouble.
Freshman breakout receiver
TE: “(Jermaine Burton has the tools, he’s very explosive, a twitchy receiver, a receiver that’s hard to bring down. He’s a yards-after-catch receiver, so once he catches it, he’s looking to score with any means necessary. Over you, through you or around you, he has no regard for his body on the field.
“Then, his hand-eye coordinator is off the chain. He’s gonna be up there in that aspect with how A.J. Green was with his hand and eye coordination, and being able to contort his body to make off schedule catches, body control.
“So he has the total package, and people don’t understand how fast he is.”
TE: “Demetris Robertson is the player that’s going to make or break our season on my opinion. He’s the senior, he’s going to be the leader of the group, and he has to be productive.
“He has to go out and be the guy who we all thought he could be coming from Cal. And I know him, he works, he wants to be good. I think he’s going to have a good senior year.
“Week-in and week-out, he’s got to be able to take pressure off of George. He’s got to be that guy.”