The Georgia Bulldogs receiving corp came into 2011 with a lot of question marks after the departures of last season’s top two wideouts, A.J. Green and Kris Durham. After two games, there are no clear answers as to who will step up for the Dawgs this year.
Quarterback Aaron Murray put up decent numbers through the air against Boise State, but 109 of his 236 yards went to tight end Orson Charles.
True freshman Malcolm Mitchell led Georgia receivers against the Broncos with three catches for 64 yards and a score.
The balance of the Georgia receivers, including Tavarres King, Rantavious Wooten and Marlon Brown, combined for only four catches for 28 yards against Boise State.
In Week 2 against South Carolina, Murray again put up good numbers, throwing for 248 yards and four touchdowns.
The Gamecock defense effectively took Orson Charles out of the passing game, so Murray was forced to spread the ball around. Murray completed passes to eight different players, including five wide receivers, three of whom scored touchdowns.
Malcolm Mitchell led Georgia in receivers again with five catches for 52 yards but failed to find the end zone against South Carolina.
Again, Murray did a great job of spreading the ball around, but sooner or later one of these receivers is going to have to step up and be Murray’s go to guy in the clutch.
Who that may be is still wide open, but here is a breakdown of five Georgia receivers (in no particular order) and a prediction of which one will step into the No. 1 role by season's end.