Its official Dawgnation! Demetris Robertson is transferring to Georgia! The addition of a receiver with the credentials of 50 catches & 700+ yards is more than welcome to the squad. But should Dawg fans expect the same type of production in Athens?
Robertson is a similar size to Godwin (5-11, 185 ) and Mecole (5-11, 183 ). Both have earned their way on to the playing field due to knowing the playbook and run blocking. Chaney and company expect both before letting players see the field. Speaking of run blocking, Its probably the most important aspect to the Dawgs offense. If you can't or don't choose to be a physical run-blocker, don't expect to see the field. A perfect example of this is Terry Godwin. Kirby called out Godwin on numerous occasions in Terry's Sophomore year, needing Terry to be a receiver in all phases of the game. Godwin stepped up in 2017 and was probably the most consistent run-blocking receiver of the group.
Here's a few other things to think about with the addition of Robertson:
Georgia passed 305 times out of a total of 975 plays (30%). California in 2016 (Robertson's freshman year) threw 620 times out of a total of 1,030 plays (60%).
Robertson was the 2nd leading receiver at Cal with 50 catches his freshman year to WR Chad Hansen's 92 receptions.The Dawgs leading receiver last year, Javon Wims had a total of 46 catches in 2017. The Dawgs aren't changing their approach on offense just because one player decides to come to UGA. Kirby's philosophy on offense is Run 1st! UGA will throw the ball more than 300 times in 2018, but Kirby prefers to turn around and hand it off to his stable of backs before airing it out.
If Robertson is able to join the Bulldogs in 2018 or 2019, He will have to be patient and know there are 3 other very talented receivers on the field. Riley Ridley, Mecole Hardman, & Terry Godwin are as good a receiving core as the SEC has. They will welcome the competition this Fall and fight like Dawgs to keep their spots! Jadon Haselwood & Dominik Blaylock join the competition in '19 and lets not forget about Jeremiah Holloman, Matt Landers, Kearis Jackson, and others...
Dawg News Daily believes Robertson could be special in the Wild-Dawg package and possibly even in Kick Returns. Don't get us wrong! Robertson is seeing the field if eligible in 2018, but lets just temper our expectations... Lets at least wait until Robertson files to the NCAA for his hardship exception and fall practice to start.... But its fun to dream isn't it!