The wide receiver position is one of the more harder position groups to grade for the Yellow Jackets. For the most part, the wide receivers main responsibility is to block, so a lot of the time is looking at how they’ve been blocking as a unit this year but then you also have to consider how they are actually doing in the passing game and also consider the type of offense their in and the quarterback throwing to them. Either way, here’s what we came up with for the wide receivers.
Stewart entered the season as the Jackets top receiving target but had to also fend off Jalen Camp a bit. However, through seven games, Stewart has shown that he is still the teams to top receiving target and has put together a strong senior campaign considering the Jackets inabilities to throw the ball this season. Stewart through seven games has 11 receptions for 146-yards and one touchdown. Stewart has also been a member of the Jackets punt return team but we’ll cover the special team’s grades on Friday.
Everyone this season was expecting a breakout season from Jalen Camp and so far the highly-touted wide receiver has done well all things considered. Through seven games, Camp has six receptions for 119-yards but is still searching for his first touchdown. Camp still may be the Jackets best wide receiver and is in a good spot to be their top option next season.
A week ago, head coach Paul Johnson praised Carter for being the most developed freshman wide receiver he’s had the opportunity to work with. With such development, Carter has had the opportunity to break into the Jackets regular wide receiver rotation this season and has so far put together a solid campaign. The freshman wide receiver has three catches this season for 56-yards and a touchdown. His blocking has been quite strong as well, which has allowed him to see more-and-more playing time as the season has progressed. He’s got a bright future on The Flats for sure.