Georgia Tech competition breakdown: Wide receiver

Who’s involved: Senior Chris Jackson, junior Jeremy Moore, sophomores Jeff Greene and Darren Waller, freshmen Anthony Autry, Travin Henry and Micheal Summers.

Who’s the starter: Jackson and Greene are at the top of the depth chart, but neither started last year. The team is replacing 2011 starters Stephen Hill and Tyler Melton.

What coach Paul Johnson says: “We’ll know more when they start playing (in pads). We’ll see. I’m not worried about the receivers.”

What Jeremy Moore says: “I grew a lot from that (ACL) injury (in 2010), learned a lot, and I’m ready. I’m ready now.”

Comment: Potentially seven players are candidates to play, none with a single career reception. This is probably the most wide-open competition, though the starting jobs will probably go to two of the returning players. Greene, Jackson and Waller got time on special teams last season. In the spring, Jackson and Moore probably made the most progress, although Greene and Waller both offer impressive size-speed combinations. Moore added 10 pounds of muscle since last season to get to 190 and is eager to get on the field after battles with injuries. Consistency in pass catching and downfield blocking will determine the outcome.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

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Ol'JacketFan

August 7th, 2012
7:53 pm

Dodd. damn typo

Ol'JacketFan

August 7th, 2012
7:54 pm

Member of the College Footaball HOF as a player an coach, enough said

[...] Johnson said the competition at wide receiver will “go all the way up to the last week, probably” between the four returners – Jeff Greene, [...]