Georgia Bulldog Wide Receiver A.J. Green Is Ready to Dominate Defenses

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IJune 24, 2009

BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 25:  Wide receiver A.J. Green #8 of the Georgia Bulldogs runs against the LSU Tigers during their football game at Tiger Stadium on October 25, 2008 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)

If you haven't heard the name A.J. Green yet, you will once the 2009 NCAA Football season begins.

For starters, here is a clip of Green's incredibly acrobatic catch he made in high school.

Now just imagine that same talent, a couple of years later.

Green's abilities were finally on display in Georiga's fourth game in 2008 against Arizona State, where he torched Arizona State's defensive backs with eight receptions for 159 yards and a touchdown.

Green stands tall at six foot four inches, and is the perfect wide receiver specimen, despite going into his freshman year a little underweight at 190 pounds.

During this offseason, Green got together with Georgia's trainers, and has bulked up and added an additional seventeen pounds to around 207 pounds (according to georigadogs.com).

You can bet NFL scouts are keeping a close eye on the Bulldogs' wide receiver.

Combining size, more strength, deceptive speed, and amazingly soft hands, Green will look to dominate the competition in 2009.

One of the few things that may hold Green back are the questions at Georgia's quarterback position, since last year the quarterback was Matthew Stafford. We all know where he ended up in this past April's NFL Draft.

The reality of the quarterback situation is that anyone can be behind center because all the quarterback needs to do is throw the ball up in Green's general direction and he will come down with it virtually every time.

Look for Green to have a huge statistical season with around 70 receptions for 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns (big prediction, but very possible).

As a freshman, Green finished the season with 56 receptions for 963 yards (led SEC) and eight touchdowns, which were all Georgia freshman receiving records.

Whether or not you keep an eye on Green in 2009, you will definitely hear his name many times during the next upcoming season.


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