Is Georgia Tech really a bad place for receivers?

Since Paul Johnson took over at Georgia Tech in 2008, the Yellow Jackets have gained a reputation for racking up yards on the ground. With its spread-option offense in place, the Ramblin’ Wreck has led the ACC in rushing each of the last seven seasons.

Along the way, a perception has grown with some that Tech’s offense isn’t receiver-friendly. Last season, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe went as far as to ask why a high-end receiver prospect would sign with Georgia Tech.

The curiosity of critics certainly isn’t unfounded, as last fall marked the first year the Jackets finished above last place in the conference in passing offense (ending up at No. 13). But is Georgia Tech really a place where wide receivers can’t succeed?