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Georgia Vs. Auburn: Justin Scott-Wesley should get an opportunity at wide receiver

Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley could get his first major dose of action this season in Saturday's game against the Auburn Tigers. What does he bring to the table skill wise?

Scott Cunningham

Georgia Bulldogs wide reciever Justin Scott-Wesley will likely get some time in the rotation at wide receiver this week due to a season-ending injury to Marlon Brown, a month after Michael Bennett was injured. Scott-Wesley, who redshirted last year, has made one reception this year. That was a 43-yard catch against the Florida Atlantic Owls.

Since then he has been buried on the depth chart behind some pretty good Bulldogs receivers such as Malcolm Mitchell and Tavarres King:

"We have some great guys in front of me, and they've been here, they know the system, they've paid their dues," Scott-Wesley said. "I just had to wait my turn. When guys go down, people have to step up, so I guess it's my time to step up."

When Scott-Wesley redshirted, he joined the track team at Georgia. A three-time state champion in sprint events, Scott-Wesley has the speed to beat defenders, but until recently he did not have much experience and needed to learn how to run the passing routes needed among other things:

"Up to this point I've really been trying to show the coaches I'm more than the deep threat. I'm more than the guy that can run in a straight line," Scott-Wesley said. "Day in and day out, I just show people I'm more than just a fast guy. I can catch the ball, I can take a hit, I can give a hit, I can block."

The Bulldogs are scheduled to play the Auburn Tigers on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Jordan-Hare Stadium at Auburn. The game is set for kickoff at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2.

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