I thought this was the most telling thing Smart had to say in the presser after the G-Day game:
“I know we have a lot of wideouts. It’s going to be a really good competition come fall when we’re at 100 percent health at the wide receiver position. Because some of these guys who got all these opportunities in spring have really stepped up. And then at defensive back it doesn’t change, it’s day to day, we’ve got two safeties we feel like can play pretty good and are experienced. But at corner we’ve got to find guys that are pretty comfortable, can make plays down the field, and can make plays with their back to the wall.”
Between Mitchell showing out as a potential contributor and the likely returns of Burton and others to active duty by August, there will be plenty of options to choose from in putting the receiving corps together. But I didn’t see the emergence of a starting cornerback Saturday and apparently Kirby didn’t either. They’re a long way from pushing the panic button, but you sure have to hope somebody takes a step forward over the summer.