3. Riley Ridley gets 150 receiving yards, two touchdowns
Texas football is more of a top-heavy receiving corps from the likes of Humphrey and Johnson. After you work past Humphrey and Johnson in the Texas receiving corps, it starts to thin out a bit. Texas can still put some reliance on junior wide receiver Devin Duvernay and senior tight end Andrew Beck and still succeed.
On the other hand, the Georgia receiving corps is three our for players deep that can all do damage to the Texas secondary. One of the highlighting forces of the Georgia receiving corps is a talented NFL prospect for either the 2019 or 2020 NFL Draft, junior wide receiver Riley Ridley. He leads the Dawgs in receiving touchdowns and sits second on the team in yards.
The issue for Texas is containing the Georgia wide receivers outside of Ridley. Texas doesn’t have many cornerbacks that are guarantees to limit the damage of what the Georgia passing game can do. The threat of the Georgia ground game will force defensive coordinator Todd Orlando from giving some help to the secondary from the linebacking corps.
A few other receivers to watch from the Dawgs include junior Mecole Hardman, tight end Isaac Nauta, and sophomore Jeremiah Holloman. The threat posed from all these talented Georgia wide receivers could open things up for Ridley to do some damage to the Texas secondary. He could exploit that advantage for one of his biggest games of his collegiate career.