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True Freshman Oscar Delp Learning To Be A "Complete Tight End"

September 19, 2022

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ATHENS - The 2022 Georgia Bulldogs may have the greatest tight end room of all time. It may be rat poison, but it’s the truth.

Brock Bowers might be the best overall player in college football. Georgia fans better enjoy him. He’s a special player. Darnell Washington is moving people moving guys into next week. One of the more unique players in college football.

Then you have Oscar Delp. A former four-star prospect out of West Forsyth (GA) and someone Todd Hartley made a top priority from the very beginning. Hartley, one of the best recruiters in country right now, knew the 6-foot-4 220-pound Delp was going to be special. Hartley had Georgia out in front for the South Carolina legacy the moment they offered, so it’s only right to get Delp his first reception and first touchdown of the season against the Gamecocks in Columbia.

In the 4th quarter of Georgia’s route of South Carolina, Delp got behind a Gamecock linebacker and caught a perfect ball from quarterback Carson Beck as he crossed the goal-line 28 yards away.

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Georgia head coach Kirby Smart spoke about the freshman tight end to reporters on Monday.

“Well, I think it's a good confidence boost”, Smart said about Delp.  “He's done well in our offense the entire camp. He practiced well, had a good spring. He's competing out there. He's learning how to be a complete tight end, both in-line blocker, outside blocker, how to adjust to things when things don't happen the way you quite expect them to. There's just a certain number of reps and things you have to go through in order to improve. You just happened to see one play where he got the fruits of his labors. But there's a lot of labors in there that you don't get to see. But he's done a good job in working at it and putting his nose down and grinding to become a better player.”

Delp is a big target and promising weapon in the passing game, but he’s also a physical blocker as well. He’s more than a pass catcher, and he’s proving early in his career. If he continues to turn into a “complete tight end”, look for Delp to see more and more playing time as the year moves along.

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