There appears to be a lot of consensus among the pundit class about Georgia’s place in the preseason universe.
Sports Illustrated’s right there, with the Dawgs at number 16 in its preseason projections. But not for the reason you might expect.
Georgia needs playmakers on the perimeter, and 5’ 11″, 185-pound junior receiver Terry Godwin can help. He ranked second on the Bulldogs with 397 receiving yards in 2016, but he could turn into sophomore quarterback Jacob Eason’s go-to target this season. Godwin looked good in spring practice and hauled in five passes for a team-high 130 yards in Georgia’s spring game in April. His ability to scamper for big gains after catching short and intermediate passes will strain defenses already worried about how to stop senior running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. That’s why the Bulldogs will likely go as far as Godwin—and its other wide receivers—can carry them. [Emphasis added.]
The wide receivers? Really? I think I’ll stick with the conventional wisdom and wait to see how the offensive line comes together, SI.