Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray may have a much-needed extra target when the season begins in wide receiver Michael Bennett. The junior, who was lost for the season with a torn ACL sustained during practice last October, isn't quite 100 percent.
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But as the Athens Banner-Herald reports, he's apparently pretty close. Bennett is considered a fringe draft prospect and, as a junior, projects for the 2015 draft. But a healthy season in 2013 could make pro scouts take more notice.
Make no mistake: For Murray to have the sort of season he wants for the Bulldogs, the passing game will need a healthy Bennett making significant contributions. Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo indicated the coaching staff will bring Bennett along slowly, describing his early pace in fall camp as being on a "pitch count." That's wise, because UGA can ill-afford for Bennett to have a setback in fall camp. Why? Because the early part of Georgia's schedule is as tough as any in the nation:
The Bulldogs face Clemson, South Carolina and LSU in three of their first four games.