2. WR/TE Arik Gilbert, Georgia from LSU
It’s unfair to call Gilbert a wide receiver and even crazier to think of him as just a tight end. No, he’s not going to be the SEC East’s replacement for former Florida Gator and new Atlanta Falcon Kyle Pitts, but he’s not terribly far off.
The 6-5, 248-pounder was a mega-recruit for LSU, caught 35 passes for 368 yards and two scores in just eight games as a freshman, entered the transfer portal and appeared to be on the way to take over for Pitts at Florida, and then he pivoted to the Bulldogs.
A mismatch nightmare, he’s listed as a wide receiver but he’ll be used by the Georgia coaching staff in a variety of ways. Too big, too fast, and with too much upside, he’s a future NFL star who’ll turn into one of JT Daniels’ favorite targets right out of the gate.