Six Vols Georgia football must stop to get 10th victory

Jordan Davis tackles Missouri running back Tyler Badie. (Photo By: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)
Jordan Davis tackles Missouri running back Tyler Badie. (Photo By: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Tennessee wide receivers Velus Jones Jr. (1) and Cedric Tillman (4) celebrate Jones’ touchdown. (Photo By: The Knoxville News-Sentinel) /

Tennessee has two wideouts that Georgia football must be ready to keep eyes on at all times in Velus Jones Jr., who leads the vols in receiving and is their main return guy, along with Cedric Tillman, who has come on strong the last three weeks.

These two both made this list because they are loved so much by Hooker.

Jones is someone who doesn’t just hurt opponents on offense but special teams too, as he returns kickoffs and punts for Tennesee.

It’s not just his ability to catch the ball, but also that he can see the field well and make plays. Jones is quick and uses that to his advantage. The Dawgs must be ready for this guy because he is one of Hooker’s favorite targets.

Jones has 36 catches on the year for 553 yards and five touchdowns on the season. Return wise, and he has nine punt returns for 121 yards — averaging about 13.44 yards. On kickoffs, he averages 24.38 yards a return and has amassed 390 yards on 16 returns.

Last week against Kentucky, he had five catches for 100 yards, one touchdown, and a return for 31 yards. Jones can hurt teams because of his versatility and speed, so Georgia constantly needs to know where he is.

Tillman has come on strong the last three weeks as he shined against Ole Miss, Alabama and Kentucky.

On the season, he also has 36 catches for 525 yards and five touchdowns. However, the last three games have helped him elevate to being the second leading wideout for Tennessee. Against Ole Miss, he recorded seven catches for 84 yards and a score.

He had seven catches for 152 yards and one touchdown against Alabama, and last week in the Kentucky game, he had six catches for 79 yards and one score.

Both of these guys have earned Hooker’s trust, so the best defensive backs need to be on these guys because they can make plays and do it quickly. They are two veterans who know what to do in game-time situations, so Georgia needs to keep them at bay.