One other thing from Smart’s presser yesterday worth noting:
Do you see Ahkil Crumpton contributing as much as a receiver as you foresee as a return specialist?
‘’Blessing in disguise, because he’s really run great routes. He’s really good in and out of breaks. He’s got great hands, big hands for a small guy. He snatches the ball out of the air. He plucks it. He’s done a really good job. The tough thing is, he’s in competition with Mecole (Hardman) some, Terry (Godwin) some, Mark Webb has worked in the slot some. So his specialty is returning, but he’s not a one-trick guy. The guy goes in there and does really well. I’ll tell you what now, he is physical and feisty. He doesn’t mind getting up in there and blocking and competing. He gets slung around sometimes, but it’s the fight in him that I’ve really enjoyed.”
I don’t want to read too much into that, but it’s beginning to sound like Georgia may have some viable options — note the use of the plural there — in the slot, which may in turn explain some of the rationale behind Smart’s pleasure in seeing Godwin contribute out wide. If Godwin’s blocking has improved to the point of viability, I don’t think I need to tell you that it’s a plus if he can take an outside spot that went to guys last season who were valued more for their blocking than their receiving skills.