On July 15, 2016 when the Palm Beach post reported that Lawrence Cager tore his ACL in his right knee we all panicked while looking at our depth. So, naturally, we looked at who we had coming in to add depth to the position. Great we have Sam Bruce, Dionte Mullins and Ahmonn Richards coming in. We’ll be alright.. *Enter sad face emoji here* Well in baseball 1 of 3 is good. In WR prodction? Not so much. It tuened out pretty well though. The postion was a strength of the offense...
Stacy had his best season as a Cane for my money. I know all about his freshman season when he was Mr. Everything for the squad. Not only was Coley the leader in the WR room by all accounts but he was very productive on the field. Stacy finished his Canes career with a senior season with 63 catches for 754 yards and 9 touchdowns. He was named All-ACC 3rd team by media and coaches. Should’ve been higher but you know how that goes.. He made his biggest catches in the biggest games. Coley is entering the NFL draft and will be missed on and off of the field.
I had high expectations for Berrios as I thought he would be Brad’s safety blanket all year. The numbers would indicate that I was wrong. Berrios finsihed his junior campaign with 12 receptions for 178 yards and 2 touchdowns. He did have 4 for 64 and a touchdown in our bowl win verse West Virginia. Sign of things to come? We will find out together. Braxton was a relaible punt returner though. None bigger than the return to set up the Coley touchdown against FSU to bring us within one point. Braxton will be a senior next season and will be looked upon for leadership.
While looking for depth Richt and Co. was able to pull a commitment from former Mississippi comit Dayall Harris. Harris was another one that just could not get going in the offense. He finished with 10 catches for 90 yards with more than half of that production coming in one game at Applachian State where he had 5 catches for 48 yards. Dayall had a case of the drops throughout the season. That is something he will need to work on going into Spring and Fall.
Money Malc is a fan favorite. We all see the potential and know the injury history. Remember when Malc went down against Georgia Tech and for a moment we forgot how much we did not like our old head coach? Anyway, we all hoped that Lewis was going to be a big part of this offense. He had a bigger impact on kickoff returns than he did receiving. He racked up 27 catches for 211 yards and a touchdown in his last game as a Cane.
I remember talking to people about this prospect from Wellington Florida for a few years. He was a player that got better every single year in highschool. When it was time for him to commit and people talked about his ranking within the state I had a big issue with their assessment. Not only did I think he was the best receiver in the state of Florida for the 2016 recruiting class, I went as far as to say best in the country. I was laughed at by most. I am a 561 fanboy so I get it but who is laughing now? To say that Ahmonn had a successful freshman campaign would be an understatement. My man was named to the Freshman All-American list by everyone who does such lists. That was a given for a kid who emassed 49 catches for 934 yards as a true freshman and broke Michael Irvin’s 30 year old schools freshman recieving record while not even participating in the spring. Im excited to see what he is foing to do for an encore. Coach Dugans has his Alpha Dog reciever for at least the next 2 seasons.
What will 2017 have in store for this unit? Getcho popcorn ready.