Georgia football running back Kendall Milton is on track for a massive 2022 season, as he is looking to prove just how incredible he is when toting the rock.
When Milton committed to the Dawgs, the fans knew something special was there in this running back. A California kid moving across the country to play in the SEC — he had it all. Milton was someone everyone wanted, and the Dawgs got him.
His time at Georgia has featured ups and downs because of injuries, but the 2022 season should feature a healthy Milton that is ready to show the world he has the “it” factor.
Georgia football could see a strong year from running back Kendall Milton.
Milton will be Kenny McIntosh’s counterpart, as the duo will share the starting reps. These two guys have patiently waited for their turns to be the starter and 2022 is when they will get that chance.
He is already a fan favorite, but now he gets the chance to show off his talent. If he has a strong season, Milton could see his draft stock go through the roof and become one of the next running backs to find himself in the NFL.
Let’s look at what Milton brings to the table in 2022 for the Dawgs’ offense.
One of Milton’s biggest strengths is his physicality when he runs the ball. I gave him a nickname as a senior in high school: Cadillac Bruiser because of how physically yet smoothly he ran the ball. Milton has excellent vision on the field too. He is patient and someone that can find holes when needed.
Milton is also one of the Dawgs’ better blockers in the running back room. He isn’t afraid to sacrifice himself to get that block, which is definitely a strength.
He is also an elite downhill runner who gains momentum the longer he goes. Milton can absorb those open-field tackles well, and it usually takes multiple players to tackle him.
Milton sometimes has a hard time gearing down to change direction while running. He can be a bit indecisive, but those things will improve the more Milton totes the rock.
He isn’t as twitchy as some running backs, but at this point, I’m nitpicking because Milton can handle what it takes to be a starting SEC running back.
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The biggest thing for Milton to do in 2022 is to stay healthy. This statement isn’t negative or discouraging because I’m a huge Milton fan, but if he stays healthy, he will be an explosive piece to this offense.
In 2021, Milton saw action in eight games. He recorded 56 carries for 264 yards and one score while averaging 4.7 yards a touch. If Milton stays healthy, these are the numbers I think he will produce in 2022 because he is the kind of guy that will be a difference-maker.
This year, Milton will rush 140 times for 1,042 yards and 13 touchdowns. This year is about him, and these numbers are possible if given a chance.
Check out these other profiles on the Dawgs’ offensive starters:
- Stetson Bennett, QB
- Brock Bowers, TE
- Ladd McConkey, WR
- Adonai Mitchell, WR
- Kenny McIntosh, RB
- Darnell Washington, TE
Milton is part of a brand new running back duo that Georgia football will look to handle their business. If things go as planned, Milton will remind people that the Dawgs can run the ball at will and who RBU is.