It’s been a long time since Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Michael Bennett caught an in-season pass, but after spending almost a year rehabbing a torn ACL, he’s ready to pick up where he left off and, hopefully, make an impact for his team.
I’ve long been a fan of Bennett’s, and have always felt that, if given an opportunity, he would become a very special player for the Dawgs.
While some might give a side-eye to the comparison, I’ve always felt Bennett’s game was, fundamentally, similar to that of former wide receiver A.J. Green: He’s got great hands, phenomenal body control, and better than average leaping ability; he’s got all the makings of being a playmaker and if he’s healthy, I expect him to get the chance to return to that role—at least somewhat—for the Dawgs this year.
It won’t be easy stealing the spotlight away from guys like Todd Gurley, whom Aaron Murray admittedly would like to see get more involved in the passing game this year, but you can bet there is still plenty of room for a guy like Bennett to make his presence felt, if he puts himself in position to do so, and I have little doubt that he’ll be doing just that.