Georgia Football: Michael Bennett Hopes to Recapture His 2012 Magic

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. 

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4 comments for “Georgia Football: Michael Bennett Hopes to Recapture His 2012 Magic

  1. tbonedawg
    08/21/2013 at 11:24 AM

    Bennett quickly became one of my favorites last year. He had positioned himself as a “go to” possession receiver. I’ll be very glad to see him back on the field and I hope the best for him making a complete recovery from the ACL.

    • 08/21/2013 at 11:29 AM

      I love the kid and think he’s got a lot more talent than most were willing to give him credit; that said, I do expect some growing pains as he tries to come all the way back, but by mid-year (if the Dawgs are still in the hunt) I expect him to become a significant factor on the field.

      Appreciate the comments 🙂

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