#2: Georgia Tech wide receivers vs Clemson’s secondary (and vice versa)
If Clemson has one weakness on defense this year, it’s their young secondary. That being said, as we all know the Yellow Jackets don’t take a ton of chances throwing the ball but they’ll need to if they want to come out on top on Saturday.
TaQuon Marshall has the arm strength to make strong and deep passes but you do not want him throwing the ball into any type coverage which means a lot of the work against the Tigers will be done by the Jackets receiving core. The Jackets receivers are capable of making the moves that are necessary to beat opposing corners but they’ll have to be on their a-game against the Tigers. While the Tigers secondary is young and inexperienced in the grand scheme of things, it still stocked full of talented young, athletic players who are looking to make their mark.
Last weekend, the Jackets receivers struggled with catching the ball, with several crucial drops. The Jackets can’t afford to have any dropped passes on Saturday.
Of course, Clemson’s own wide receivers going up against the Jackets secondary will be a matchup to watch as well. Clemson boasts one of the best wide receiver groups in the country and will be taking on a young secondary. The Yellow Jackets speed will be tested as Clemson will try to stretch the field.