3. Malachi Carter, WR
One of Georgia Tech’s starting quarterback Jeff Sims’ favorite targets, Malachi Carter, is the third offensive player Georgia football must be aware of for Saturday’s game. The 6-3, 195-pound junior out of Lawrenceville, Ga., is one of the more experienced players this Georgia Tech offense has.
Carter is not a scoring machine by any means, only having two touchdowns this season, but he sets up the plays to where his teammates can get into the endzone.
The junior is having one of his best seasons with 38 receptions for 494 yards.
Skill-wise, his length is one of the best things about him. The way he can leap over defenders in front of him on a fade route and grab it is what makes him a weapon for this offense on the perimeter.
He will have to be heavily involved in the passing game on Saturday afternoon if they have any shot at derailing the Dawgs. The Dawgs will likely put Kelee Ringo or Derion Kendrick on this guy to contain.
Georgia needs to find a way to keep him contained so Sims cannot get the ball to him. However, if he does get the ball, the Dawgs must wrap him up because he isn’t going down smoothly.