Georgia football wide receiver Demetris Robertson looks primed to take over as one of Fromm’s go-to receiver in 2019.
All offseason long, the big question has been what Georgia football would do about the lack of experience at the receiver position.
I think a lot of that got answered against Vanderbilt. Some forget that Robertson starred at Cal before transferring to Georgia just a year ago. He touched the ball 52 times for 807 yards and eight touchdowns as a freshman, averaging 15.5 yards per touch.
Georgia’s offense fed Demetris Robertson early and often against the Commodores.
In the first quarter, he touched the ball a total of four times for 35 yards, but it would have been five touches for 88 yards had it not been for a hold on a 53-yard bomb from Fromm.
He was targeted just twice in the entire second half, as Georgia ran 63% of the game, catching one of them for three yards.
Jake Fromm passed four times on third down. Two of those targets went to Robertson, who caught one but didn’t convert it for a first down.
Of course, Georgia was 1-for-7 on third down all night. However, Robertson was the only receiver to get multiple targets on third down. Showing that is who Fromm is looking for in those situations.
Robertson ended the game with five touches for a total of 52 yards and a 10.4 yards per touch average. If you count the big play that was negated by penalty those numbers change to six touches for 105 yards and an average of 17.5 yards per touch.
Robertson is a big play waiting to happen. I expect there are a lot more wrinkles in this offense where Robertson will be the focal point that we haven’t seen yet.
After taking a year to work on his blocking and learn the playbook, Robertson looks ready to take over a massive role in the Dawg’s new offense under James Coley.
He has the speed to take off the top of any defense, but he is also deadly on runs, as seen last year against Austin Peay when he took a toss 72 yards for a touchdown.
Georgia has a true weapon in Robertson. He can beat you on a go route, take a short crossing route to the house, or make you look plain foolish trying to catch him out of the backfield. He is about to re-introduce himself to college football, so Georgia fans get ready. This kid is going to take this offense to another level.