Losing Malcolm Mitchell to a freak injury is not a good thing for the UGA offense. Sure, there are many of good receivers to step up. Bennett, Scott-Wesley and Conley are all good players. Wooten had some nice grabs against Clemson and knows the offense well. There are many new faces to get opportunities, and don’t forget about the tight ends and running backs in the passing game.
We know though that Mitchell is a game changer with breakaway speed. He is a playmaker.
But with there is one thing that Mitchell does extraordinarily well.
If you watch any CBS game, one thing that Gary Danielson just gushes over is Aaron Murray’s back shoulder throw. Yes, Murray does that extremely well and it is a staple in our offense. But Malcolm Mitchell does a great job of catching the back shoulder throw. Especially in the end zone.
It seems that Mitchell and Murray have very good timing and rapport with one another.
Losing the deep threat might hurt, but I think we have the athletes to overcome that. But do any of the other receivers have that same timing down with Murray on the throw he loves to make the most?
Time will tell.