To be able to claim a victory in the Sugar Bowl over Georgia, the biggest strengths of Texas football are going to have to come to the forefront. One of those key strengths is the receiving corps, namely highlighted by juniors Lil’Jordan Humphrey and Collin Johnson. Those two combined for more than 2,000 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns this year.
During the lead up to the Sugar Bowl, there’s going to be a ton of discussion surrounding the dynamic wideout duo for the Horns that is Humphrey and Johnson. Between the NFL Draft status of both receivers and the matchup nightmare that they present for most opposing secondaries, they will certainly hang around in the headlines until the Sugar Bowl kicks off.
Very few teams have a receiving corps that presents as much of a matchup issue between two players than what the Horns have with these wideouts. At 6-foot-6, Johnson can go up and come down with 50/50 jump balls on the outside better than nearly every other receiver in the nation. And at 6-foot-5, Humphrey has a similar ability combined with the physical presence and elusiveness to get free in a ton of different route running looks.
Georgia has a very solid secondary that has a lot of NFL talent present. However, Johnson and Humphrey could both be early round selections in the 2019 NFL Draft. You’d have to figure that Humphrey would be the one to breakout here with Georgia likely keying in on Johnson on the outside. That would leave more room for Humphrey to break loose.