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Georgia senior CB Damian Swann "could stay with any receiver in coverage drills" at the Shrine Game, observed the Sporting News' Chris Kouffman.

"Swann was easily one of the smartest and most communicative players in the Bulldogs' secondary," Kouffman wrote. "Georgia moved him from deep safety to slot corner to the boundary, depending on the defensive play call and the opposing offense’s alignment. Swann was able to handle all of this movement easily while keeping constant communication with his teammates, often calling out offensive tendencies based on alignment and leverage. This trait showed up again in Shrine Game practices as his route recognition improved during the week." The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Swann has long been a playmaker. In 2013, he forced eight (four interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries). This year, he posted 52 total tackles, three interceptions and three pass break-ups.
Jan 19 - 1:26 AM

Georgia senior CB Damian Swann "showed the foot quickness and high level of competitiveness during Shrine Game practices that will give him a shot in the NFL," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He tends to play overanxious at times, but his click-and-close ability to drive and blow up plays is a terrific asset for the position," Brugler wrote. "Swann doesn't have an ideal body type for the position with lean-muscled bulk, but he's tough and feisty to work through blocks and make wideouts uncomfortable. After playing a similar role as Brandon Boykin at Georgia, look for Swann to compete for a nickel position at the next level." The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Swann recorded four interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in 2013, and 52 total tackles, three interceptions and three pass break-ups in 2014.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 18 - 1:49 PM

Georgia redshirt senior QB Hutson Mason went 7-for-8 passing for 71 yards at Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.

If you didn't get a chance to catch the game, picture Saturday's aerial display in Saint Petersburg as a one-winged airplane. Out of the event's six quarterbacks -- Anthony Boone (Duke), Taylor Heinicke (Old Dominion), Cody Fajardo (Nevada), Taylor Kelly (Arizona State) and Dylan Thompson (South Carolina) being the others -- Mason clearly played the best, though he didn't receive much competition for that honor. The performance may not get him drafted, but Mason will be in an NFL training camp this summer.
Jan 18 - 1:21 PM

Georgia senior CB Damian Swann "will have a NFL future because of his explosive feet and confidence," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"His tape is inconsistent, but Georgia CB Damian Swann had a nice week and will have a NFL future because of his explosive feet and confidence," Brugler tweeted. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Swann has been a turnover machine for the Georgia Bulldogs the last two seasons. Last year, Swann recorded eight turnovers with four interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. In 2014, Swann racked up 52 total tackles, with three interceptions and three pass break-ups.
Jan 16 - 3:44 PM

Georgia senior ILB Amarlo Herrera "looks great In blitz drills" at East-West Shrine practice, according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

"Amaro Herrera/Georgia looks great In blitz drills. Constantly applauded by coaches," Pauline tweeted. Back in September, Pauline stamped Herrera with a Round 6 grade and noted that Herrera was "an instinctive linebacker who rarely makes mental errors."
Jan 14 - 2:02 PM

Georgia named former Rams' offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer to the same post.

Schottenheimer, the son of longtime NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer, replaces Mike Bobo, who left after the season to become the head coach at Colorado State. Schottenheimer has directed St. Louis' offense since 2012 and was also the OC and QB coach for the Jets from 2006-11. Prior to that, he served as QB coach with the Chargers (2002-05) and Redskins (2001). Schottenheimer's NFL offenses haven't been the most dynamic, but he's a respected play-caller and figures to help Georgia's recruiting efforts by name recognition alone.
Jan 7 - 2:19 PM

Georgia senior WR Michael Bennett tore his ACL in his last game at Georgia in Tuesday’s Belk Bowl.

"Another torn ACL and another chance to respond to adversity. God in in control," Bennett tweeted on Thursday. The Georgia prospect tore his ACL in his right knee in practice in October of 2012 and missed the rest of that season. The 6-foot-3, 204-pound Bennett led the Bulldogs with 37 receptions for 404 yards and four touchdowns on the year. Bennett finishes his career with 134 receptions for 1,607 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Jan 1 - 3:09 PM

Georgia redshirt senior QB Hutson Mason left with blurred vision in the second quarter of Tuesday's 37-14 Belk Bowl victory versus Louisville.

Mason, who went 10-for-15 with a touchdown pass, was replaced by Brice Ramsey. Which was fine for the Bulldogs, since Nick Chubb couldn't be tackled and any signal-caller under center including Matthew Stafford would have been asked to hand it off play after play in the second half. The Bulldogs figure to go as Ramsey and Chubb go in 2015, so this victory served as a tantalizing appetizer to the future of the program. We haven't yet heard announcement about the severity of Mason's injury, but he should be fine for the East-West Shrine Game next month. Mason was rarely trusted to make plays in Georgia's run-heavy offense. "He's a confident kid with mobility and leadership traits, but it's clear his arm strength lacks ideal juice and he struggles to drive the ball downfield with questionable vision," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote earlier this season. Mason won't get drafted.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:50:00 PM

Georgia freshman RB Nick Chubb rushed for 269 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries in Tuesday's 37-14 Belk Bowl victory over Louisville.

Chubb's most impressive run didn't end in the end zone. From the two-yard line in the third quarter, Chubb rumbled 82 yards before he was wrestled down. Chubb was simply one of the nation's best first-year players this season, running for 113 yards in eight straight games to end the year, going over 140 in six of those contests. Recently named SEC Freshman of the Year and First Team Coaches All-SEC, Chubb finished with 1,547 and 14 touchdowns. After the Bulldogs lost Todd Gurley, the 5-foot-10, 228-pound Chubb proved indispensable. Chubb boasts an impressive combination of "vision, lateral agility, acceleration and versatility in the passing game for a bigger back," Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl recently wrote. Consider Chubb a name in bold on the 2015 Heisman watch list.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:36:00 PM

Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft, confirmed HC Mark Richt.

Even with a torn ACL, we still rank Gurley as the No. 1 RB in the class. He's one of the most physically gifted backs to enter the NFL in the last decade, combining outstanding vision, footwork, speed and power. He's fast enough to hit home runs, powerful enough to run through arm tackles, and skilled enough to wait on his blockers when a screen is called. Gurley averaged 6.4 yards per run in college. The 6-foot-1, 236-pounder suffered his knee injury in November. He might be ready by Week 1.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 04:55:00 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes it was a smart decision for Georgia redshirt sophomore OLB Leonard Floyd to return to school.

And that's coming from an analyst who had Floyd ranked No. 17 on his Big Board. Floyd announced he would return to Athens for the 2015 season earlier this month. "I like the move for the still-raw Floyd, as he could add some size and work on his rush skills and should be a more dominant player next season for the Dawgs and more ready to enter the draft," Kiper wrote. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Floyd recently underwent shoulder surgery and will not play in the Belk bowl.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:56:00 PM

Georgia junior DE/OLB Jordan Jenkins will return for his senior season.

Georgia head coach Mark Richt announced the same last week, but now we have it from the horse's mouth. Or, more accurately, the horse's twitter feed: "Been a dawg for three years, why not come back for one more," Jenkins wrote. Jenkins probably would have been a Day 2 pick had he declared for the draft. The Bulldogs will have a vicious defense in 2015.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:41:00 AM

Georgia freshman RB Nick Chubb boasts an impressive combination of "vision, lateral agility, acceleration and versatility in the passing game for a bigger back," observed Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl.

Chubb was recently named SEC Freshman of the Year after posting 1,281 total yards and 12 touchdowns. After the Bulldogs lost Todd Gurley, Chubb proved indispensable. His exposure, of course, will increase next season when Gurley is cashing paychecks. "The 235-pound true freshman is a highly competitive runner who runs behind his pads and has excellent power to churn out yards after contact," Muench and Weidl wrote.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 08:03:00 PM

UAB junior LB Jake Ganus will transfer to Georgia.

Ganus has one more season of eligibility. As you know, UAB's players are free to transfer with no restrictions after the football program was eliminated. Ganus is basically a three year starter. At this time, most of Georgia's talented young players are returning for another season.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Georgia redshirt sophomore OLB Leonard Floyd had shoulder surgery and will not play in the Belk bowl.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Floyd, who led the team in sacks during the regular season, had shoulder surgery on Tuesday and will not play in the bowl. In Floyd's absence, the Bulldogs will go with freshman Lorenzo Carter or redshirt freshman Davin Bellamy to replace Floyd.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 02:06:00 PM


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