Is Demetris Robertson the last Georgia football puzzle piece?

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All the pieces are in place for the 2019 Georgia football offense, almost. The last piece of this 11 player jigsaw puzzle has to prove he fits: Demetris Robertson.

Georgia football needs one more wide receiver to prove he can do it all: run routes, make plays, stretch the defense, and block down field. The Dawgs need Demetris Robertson to fulfill his five-star promise.

Last season, Robertson never joined a Georgia football regular receiver rotation that included Terry Godwin, Mecole Hardman, Jeremiah Holloman, Riley Ridley,  and Tyler Simmons. He finished the year with zero catches.

Every down receiver

Can Robertson be the every down difference maker this Georgia team needs in 2019? Robertson has been seen working with the first team offense all fall, and Georgia football head coach Kirby Smart is stoking Georgia fan’s optimism.

“He’s fast. He’s explosive. I think he understands the system a little better and I think he’s probably more prepared for the competition level he’s going against now.”

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Seven happy words

Jake Rowe checked in with new Georgia football offensive coordinator, James Coley, about Robertson. “I like what I see right now.”

Those seven words are music to the The Bulldog Nation.

D. Rob has continued to improve within our system,” Coley said. ” He’s fast, he’s quick. As a player he’s growing. I think that was the biggest part for him to continue to grow within our system.”

Smart made it clear to Rowe what Robertson must to do to see the field. “What he has to do is play within our system and play well within our system and play better than the people in front of him and that’s his challenge,” Smart said. “To be in the top six and rotate, he’s got to be in the top six and I fully expect him to do that.

Robertson gets it. After the Bulldog loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship game, Robertson took responsibility for not getting on the field, accepting blame for not learning the offense and not being good enough to beat out the guys playing in front of him.

Bold talk about a big freshman

There’s been bold talk about George Pickens crashing the wide receiver rotation when the Dawgs travel to Nashville for the SEC opener against Vanderbilt.

But Smart’s comments on Pickens echo the concerns that kept Robertson off the field last year. “He’s got to learn his assignments and learn what to do,” Smart said, “but he can certainly help us.”

And that’s where Robertson comes in. The super talented Pickens and fellow freshman Dominick Blaylock appear to be future stars of the Georgia aerial circus.

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Right now, Georgia needs someone with super talent who knows his job, can beat SEC cornerbacks in the passing game, and will block SEC safeties in the run game. The Dawgs need Robertson to be that someone on August 31.