Welcome to the 2nd Florida Gators breakdown during this bye week. This time: wide receivers.
Solomon Patton: 7 receptions, 139 yards (19.9 ypr), 1 TD
Trey Burton: 11 receptions, 133 yards (12.1 ypr)
Quinton Dunbar: 9 receptions, 120 yards (13.3 ypr)
Valdez Showers: 5 receptions, 26 yards (5.2 ypr)
Ahmad Fulwood: 1 reception, 5 yards (5 ypr)
As I’ve mentioned multiple times already, Solomon Patton really stood out in the Miami game. Including a 46 yard reception, Patton ended with 118 yards and a TD on six receptions. Looking forward, he can provide a deep threat while also hopefully becoming a regular fixture for Driskel. Consistency will be key.
Trey Burton…oh Trey Burton. The talent is there, but he can never seem to piece it together fully. He will always be an early down option for Driskel and will most likely be the leading receiver at the end of the year, but his reception numbers have declined since his freshman year and isn’t doing himself any favors for his draft stock.
Much was made in camp about freshman receivers Demarcus Robinson and Ahmad Fulwood. The latter caught one ball against Miami, but Robinson has gone catch-less on the year. While Driskel has targeted Robinson multiple times, he has dropped a few and others were off target. Both will be great receivers going forward but might not have the freshman year people were hoping for.
Quinton Dunbar also had himself a nice game against Miami. With seven receptions for 98 yards, Dunbar is staying as a consistent option.
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