Take a look at these three stats, and tell me what you see.
Here’s what I glean from them: the Dawgs aren’t throwing much to pick up first downs, but when they do, Pickens is very productive at converting them. Beyond that, generally speaking, his receptions are static; he makes the catch, but rarely gets any further.
Whether that’s the result of play design (sideline throws, for example), situations, chemistry with Fromm or inexperience, I don’t know, although I suspect a combination of all that is likely the best explanation. The thing is, he’s Georgia’s leading receiver and he needs to be more productive.
Another bye week project for Smart’s honey do list, in other words.