I still don’t see us absolutely needing a featured receiver. Our problem this year was more that our supporting cast couldn’t catch or get separation. A group that can make the clutch catches as a whole is far more important than the ace with a bunch of hit or miss guys around him. I mean really look at 2015, alot of people say Ridley was our pass game but when we seriously needed a clutch play Coker turned to OJ, Stewart,and Mulaney. Clemson basically said Ridley and Henry aren’t beating us, and we said “fine stop OJ and Stewart”. Throughout the Ridley era we were highly dependent on our #2 guys because Ridley had a tough time being the #1 guyMaybe not an Alpha as it has been defined in this thread, but Kevin Norwood made several clutch catches in the NC game vs. LSU.
Marquis Maze was the leader as far as stats go, and the deep threat guy. Kenny Bell was another deep threat.
But yeah, different era. About as different as the 1970s vs. today is.
Georgia literally won a championship off of a bum ace and a TE/RB combo. They won because they caught balls and we didn’t. I would love to have an ace receiver but I think it’s far more important to have 3-4 guys that can make clutch catches.