Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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The season-opening game between Georgia Tech and Boston College in Ireland will kick off at 7:30 AM EST on Saturday, September 3.

We would like to apologize to Ireland in advance for foisting this contest upon them. Last season, the normally dependable Yellow Jackets finished 3-9 (1-7 in the ACC). The Eagles also finished 3-9 (we are so, so sorry, Ireland), but bested/worsted Tech's conference mark by finishing out 0-8 in the ACC.
May 17 - 12:59 PM

Browns signed Georgia Tech FB Patrick Skov.

Skov (6'1, 235) has some versatility, having been a traditional NFL-type fullback at Stanford and then a do-it-all B-back in Georgia Tech's triple-option offense. With the Yellow Jackets last year, Skov rushed 93 times for 377 yards with six rushing touchdowns while being limited to eight starts due to injury. A pulled hamstring suffered at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl kept him from running the forty at his Pro Day, though Skov did throw up a superb 31 reps on the bench. Cleveland wants its fullback Marcel Reese-versatile and 2015 sixth-round Malcolm Johnson is the only other FB on the roster, so Skov has at least a puncher's chance here.
May 12 - 8:38 PM

Chiefs selected Georgia Tech CB D.J. White with the No. 178 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.

White (5'11/193) made 34 starts for the Yellow Jackets, tallying five career forced fumbles and seven interceptions. He helped himself at the Combine, showing explosiveness in the forty (4.49) and broad jump (11') and pumping 225 pounds 17 times. Although White was not a decorated player in the ACC, he is a disruptive and aggressive cover man with potential to man both the slot and boundary. White is a sneaky bet to develop into a quality No. 3 corner.
Apr 30 - 3:54 PM

Broncos selected Georgia Tech DT Adam Gotsis with the No. 63 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Gotsis will be in the mix as the Broncos try to replace Malik Jackson. Gotsis (6'5/287) started for three seasons at Georgia Tech, logging 27.5 career tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks. His senior year ended on Halloween due to a knee injury, and the subsequent recovery prevented Gotsis from testing before the draft. Gotsis' pass-rush prowess is unlikely to transition smoothly into the NFL, but he can hold the point of attack and play with power. Whenever he gets healthy, Gotsis might be best utilized as a two-gap defensive end.
Apr 29 - 9:43 PM

An AFC East scout says Georgia Tech DL Adam Gotsis's run stopping ability has value but indicated the prospect is likely a Day 3 pick due to his knee injury.

Gotsis' season ended in November when he suffered a knee injury against Virginia. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares him to Jeff Zgonia and says Gotsis can play in any scheme. The analyst went on to say that Gotsis should be a rotational run stopper early and a potential starter down the line. We haven't read a report questioning Gotsis' availability for next season yet.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 13 - 12:41 PM

The Falcons sent 10 team representatives to Georgia Tech's Pro Day on Friday.

For reference's sake, Atlanta sent 18 representatives to Georgia's Pro Day on Wednesday. Tech's predictably a bit thinner on draft prospects, hence the lower number of reps on hand. GM Thomas Dimitrioff was among those present and indicated that the team's scouting Tech's prospects for Day 2 and Day 3. Said Dimitrioff, "We got an opportunity to see some guys that were considered more down the draft status list. They can step up and show their ability here, and that’s a good thing." The Yellowjackets had just two players invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in late February--CB D.J. White and DT Adam Gotsis.
Mar 18 - 7:27 PM

Georgia Tech is confident that junior QB Justin Thomas will bounce back from his struggles last year.

"We’re excited," HC Paul Johnson said in a recent interview. "I think he’s excited to be back and have some guys who’ve played now." Thomas finished No. 3 in preseason ACC Player of the Year voting last year after posting 1,719 passing yards and 1,248 rushing yards in 2014. He regressed to 1,345 and 488, respectively, during last year's 3-9 nightmare. "Two years ago, he was surrounded by a bunch of guys who’d played, especially the skill guys and they could help him," Johnson said. "Well last year, he’s trying to tell everybody where to go and what to do. It’s tough. You look out there and you’ve got a freshman behind you at B-Back and two freshmen at A-back and one of the receivers. It really limited what we could do offensively to some degree."
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 22 - 6:02 PM

According to CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang, Georgia Tech CB D.J. White's "awareness, competitiveness and knack for producing turnovers project well to the next level."

"I'm a sucker for players who perform their best under the bright lights, and that kind of poise is exactly what White demonstrated over his career," Rang wrote. He admits that the 5-foot-11, 188-pounder "may lack ideal size," though. Last season, he recorded 41 tackles, a pair of interceptions and a forced fumble. In his second four-round draft of the offseason, NFL Media's Chad Reuter slots White to the Cardinals with the very last pick of the fourth round.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 21 - 12:36 PM

Georgia Tech signed four-star G Parker Braun.

While Braun hails from Texas, he's not without roots at Georgia Tech, as his brother Trey's a sophomore offensive lineman with the Yellow Jackets. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound younger Braun was the lone ESPN 300 recruit to join HC Paul Johnson's stable on National Signing Day. He checks into the master list at No. 266. Braun already has experience running the triple-option in high school and said, "I want to be blasting off and hitting linebackers and down-blocking and that kind of thing."
Feb 19 - 2:26 PM

NFL sources speaking with TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline are unaware of Georgia Tech DT Jabari Hunt-Day's future plans.

Hunt quit the Georgia Tech football team in November after a suspension and his whereabouts are currently a mystery to the NFL, or at least the segment of it within earshot of Pauline. "People I spoke with are unsure about his plans or if he’ll workout for NFL teams," he wrote. Hunt was expected to break out this fall but managed only 13 tackles and one TFL in eight games before his season came to a premature end.
Jan 20 - 9:42 AM

Georgia Tech RB Patrick Skov accepted an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

A graduate transfer from Stanford, Skov gained momentum during August and eventually earned the nod as the starting B-back. Alas, the 6-foot-1, 235-pound Yellow Jacket just couldn't find any level of consistent production over the course of the 2015 campaign. He finished out with 377 rushing yards (4.1 YPC) and six touchdowns on 93 carries. Skov received just 18 carries after October 3.
Jan 17 - 7:28 PM

Georgia Tech senior CB D.J. White has accepted his invitation to play in the 2016 East West Shrine Game.

The 5-foot-11, 188-pound White ranked sixth on the Yellow Jackets with 41 tackles, recording two interceptions, while leading the team with eight pass break-ups in 2015. Prior to the season, TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline stamped White as a preseason 4th-to-5th round prospect. CBS Sports currently ranks White their No. 15 cornerback, heading into the draft season.
Jan 7 - 2:04 PM

Georgia Tech redshirt senior S Jamal Golden will play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Golden started all 12 games at strong safety this year and led the squad's defensive backs with 64 tackles. He also returned eight kicks for 359 yards and 16 punts for 161 yards. The 6-foot, 193-pound Golden had four interceptions and three forced fumbles last year and was named to the All-ACC Third Team. Because of his special team prowess, he should make a roster.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 08:30:00 PM

Georgia Tech HC Paul Johnson said that he's uncertain as to the status of junior QB Justin Thomas (upper-body) in advance of Saturday's contest with Georgia.

Thomas suffered the upper-body injury on Tech's first offensive possession against Miami on Saturday. Said HC Johnson, "I’m hopeful that he’s going to play, but I couldn’t sit here right now and tell you that I know he’s going to play for sure or that I know he’s not going to play for sure." The Yellow Jackets will release an injury report on Thursday, which should shed more light on the situation. If he can't go, redshirt freshman QB Matthew Jordan will take the reins of GT's offensive attack.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 09:03:00 PM

Georgia Tech junior QB Justin Thomas' status for the Georgia game is unresolved after he suffered an upper-body injury against Miami.

Thomas was knocked out of the Miami game on the opening possession. Matthew Jordan, who took over for Thomas, showed some flashes but made a bevy of mistakes as the offense dissented into sloppiness. "I thought he did OK," coach Paul Johnson said. "Did some good things. But you’ve got to value the ball. He made some critical mistakes." Johnson believes Thomas hit his head on the ground, though he added that his star didn’t suffer a concussion. Stay tuned.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 04:40:00 PM


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