Georgia Bulldogs full team grades after first third of 2014

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Sep 27, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback

Hutson Mason

(14) throws the ball against the Tennessee Volunteers during the first quarter at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


Yards Per Game: 162.3
National Rank: 113th

The passing offense has been serviceable but nothing that teams feel they have to really concern themselves with at this point. Senior quarterback Hutson Mason can’t seem to find a way to connect with receivers deep down the field. While he may be part of the problem, the other part is just the lack of personnel at the wide receiver position.

The return of Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley will hopefully prove to be the remedy for the Dawgs anemic passing game. Mason needs to be a little more patient in going through his progressions, and not jump to the safety valve so soon. He’s got what is turning out to be quite a good pass-catching tight end in Jeb Blazevich, who has jumped ahead of Jay Rome on the depth chart.

Mason has just never looked fully comfortable. Too many passes thrown with too little zip and behind receivers. The backs have to do a better job of catching balls in the flat as well, with far too many dropped passes.

The only reason this grade isn’t a D is because Mason has at least been careful and managed the games well without trying to do too much.