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3 Georgia Wide Receivers Who Need to Step Up to Replace George Pickens

By David Hayes
3 Georgia Bulldogs wide receivers who could be key contributors in replacing George Pickens after a season-ending injury.
3 Georgia Bulldogs wide receivers who could be key contributors in replacing George Pickens after a season-ending injury. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The Georgia Bulldogs and their fans received tough news this Tuesday after learning that standout wide receiver George Pickens suffered a season-ending ACL tear on Tuesday.

However, with the 2020 season rise of JT Daniels at quarterback and his colossal decision to come back to Athens for another season in 2021, there's still plenty of talented hands on the other ends of those passes.

3. Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint / Arian Smith

Zamir White, Marcus Rosemy-Jackson
Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jackson and running back Zamir White. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint suffered a gruesome season-ending injury that left him with a fractured and dislocated ankle in last November's matchup against Florida. While his potential as a former 4-Star recruit speaks for itself, the Bulldogs could be looking to a second former 4-Star WR from the class of 2020 to make that leap in early 2021 in Arian Smith. To say Smith saw limited action last year would be an understatement, playing only two games, but he certainly made it count with 2 catches for 86 yards and 1 touchdown.

2. Jermaine Burton

Zamir White, Jermaine Burton
Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Jermaine Burton and running back Zamir White. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

With the absence of Pickens, Jermaine Burton's role is due for a rather significant increase. Burton saw action in 10 games last year, hauling in 27 passes for 404 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. As far as seasoning goes, Burton certainly got more under his belt as a freshman than either of the two aforementioned Bulldog talents.

1. Kearis Jackson

Kearis Jackson
Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Kearis Jackson. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

This one probably comes as the least surprising name on the list. Not only did Kearis Jackson finish tied with Pickens for the most receptions on the team last year (36), he posted one more receiving yard (514) and had 3 touchdowns as well. As a rising redshirt junior, you can bet Daniels will be looking Jackson's way before any other name on this list with Pickens sidelined.

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