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Javon Wims reflects on career at Georgia, looks forward to NFL Draft

Georgia WR Javon Wims

Wide receiver Javon Wims led the Georgia Bulldogs in catches, receiving yardage, and receiving touchdowns in 2017. He now hopes to hear his name called at the 2018 NFL Draft.

Wims joined 1010XL Radio in Jacksonville on Tuesday night to talk about the draft process, his thoughts on Kirby Smart and quarterback Jake Fromm, and what he sees for Georgia football moving forward.

“Coach Smart is a great coach,” Wims said. “He demands and he sets a high expectation for his players and he demands that you meet those expectations. It was a culture change when he got there and the new standard is not to be complacent and to always strive for more.

“He’s an animated, in-your-face, chew you out type of coach, but he’s doing it in a way that will get the best out of you and he is going to get the best out of you. You can’t do anything, but love the man because he wants the best for you.”

Wims finished 2017 with 45 catches for 720 yards and seven touchdowns, almost all of which were thrown by quarterback Jake Fromm.

“Jake is amazing and he is one of my personal friends,” Wims said. “I love him as a player and as a person off the field. He’s very smart and he knows what everybody’s assignment is on the field on both offense and defense.

“He is a gamer and he is somebody that is just a winner. He just elevates to the next level when the lights come on.”

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Wims gave his thoughts and memories of the Bulldogs College Football Playoff run from last season.

“Of course, since we won, the better game was the Rose Bowl,” Wims said laughing. “But even if we won the national championship, I would have said the same thing because I got hurt in the early minutes of the second quarter (against Alabama) and I didn’t come back in the game after that.

“The Rose Bowl out in California was just amazing. For anybody that has ever been to the Rose Bowl, they know the stadium is off in the valley and people are lined up on the highway watching the game from far away and it just seems like something from out of a movie.

“My memories of the Rose Bowl were back when Reggie Bush and Vince Young played there and the fact that I got to play there, it just felt special.”

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