Seth Emerson mentions something that might help Terry Godwin see the field more this season.
For one thing, Godwin is standing out for reasons other than pass catching this spring. In the past, his slight frame and blocking abilities kept him off the field in many situations. But after the scrimmage this past Saturday, Smart recalled Godwin blocking well on a bubble screen.
The better a receiver is at blocking, the more he will be on the field. Malcolm Mitchell, for instance, was the team’s best blocking receiver in 2015, when he was also the team’s leading receiver, ahead of Godwin.
That sounds great, until you remember that Georgia’s leading receiver last season was that powerhouse blocker Isaiah McKenzie.
The point here isn’t that blocking doesn’t matter. Quite the contrary when you’re a run-first offense that needs downfield blocking to help its talented backs gain extra yardage. It’s that blocking isn’t the be-all and end-all to successful receiving… or at least it shouldn’t be.