The tricky part about the Georgia Tech wide receiver group is that it’s hard to tell what each player brings to the table when we have seen so little out of them due to the triple-option offense of the past but we’ll try our best.
Jair Hawkins-Anderson (RS):
Hawkins-Anderson only played in three games last season and has yet to record any stats as a Yellow Jacket but 2019 may be his best chance to finally make an impact. Hawkins-Anderson doesn’t have any outstanding attributes and with limited playing time it’s quite hard to say what he really brings to the table. Once again we see one of the problems with the transition from a triple-option offense and how it really leaves many wide receivers as mysteries on the field.
But as the son of a former NFL offensive linemen (Willie Anderson), Anderson is probably one of the smarter football IQ players on the roster. We’d love to see him get his chance to prove himself this offseason.
Stephen Dolphus (RS):
Dolphus is going to be one of the Jackets best redzone threats and possession receivers most likely this upcoming season. At 6-foot-5, Dolphus has tremendous size but adding some weight to his frame will be needed in time for next fall. Dolphus doesn’t need tremendous speed to go along with his size but any speed is a benefit at that point.
As long as he can find ways to get open and make the sure-handed catches that are expected of possession receivers, he could be a candidate for the Jackets breakout player of the year. Like Hawkins-Anderson, he’s a rather unknown for the most part but is an intriguing prospect to say the least.