As for Stewart, he can exert his influence on the group while also developign into the primary target for quarterback TaQuon Marshall.
In the words of former Tech quarterback Matthew Jordan, a backup last season, his job is “being a leader, showing the younger guys. He’s the old guy now.”
Stewart caught 19 passes as a sophomore in 2016, six behind Jeune, but fell back to four catches last season (though one was for his first career touchdown).
Jordan’s observations of the four other scholarship receivers:
On Hawkins-Anderson: “Just keep perfecting your craft, keep learning. He got a little bit of experience, just keep learning. He’s crazy fast. I would say he’s one of the fastest guys on the team, if not the fastest. He just needs to keep learning.”
On Sanders: “I would say his strengths are he’s kind of a smart guy. If I recall, he kind of caught to the plays quickly. Great hands, too.”
On Dolphus: “Steve’s obviously the biggest guy. As a quarterback, that’s what you like to see, a 6-5, 6-6 guy out there. I would like to say Steve kind of reminds me of a Darren (Waller), maybe a little smaller. I would say he’s kind of a Darren.”
On Camp: “Big, strong, fast guy. He’s got really strong hands. It’s one of his strong suits, having such strong hands. He can grab the ball and snatch it down.”
Third in a series previewing Tech’s spring practice, which begins March 26.