Mecole Hardman has been the subject of much speculation since his arrival in Athens last year. In 2016 he was used sparingly, primarily on special teams, but all indications are that he will be an import cog in the 2017 game plan.
Smart said the following about Hardman taking on multiple roles for Georgia in 2017:
He’s a bright kid. You don’t want to do this with a kid that struggles to learn. Mecole doesn’t struggle to learn. He is football savvy. He’s got good football instincts – intelligence. So, he picks up on things well. He enjoys it, he likes coming in to meet extra, so you feel comfortable being able to (kinda) challenge him with more information.
Here is what Kirby said about wider receiver by committee: