Player News

Date:

Sports Illustrated's Joan Niesen tabbed Georgia freshman RB James Cook as a potential instant-impact freshman.

Georgia's running backs room is an interesting one, as the team has HC Kirby Smart has a number of options at his disposal. D'Andre Swift (618 yards, 7.6 YPC last season) is the most notable among them, but the Bulldogs also have a pair of five-star freshman in Cook and Zamir White. White is actually considered by many to be the better prospect, but he's recovering from a torn ACL, which puts Cook in a prime position to draw carries behind Swift if he can impress in preseason camp.
Jun 23 - 2:24 PM

Georgia sophomore QB Jake Fromm posted a passer rating of 98.7 on non-play action passes last season.

Per Pro Football Focus, that's the highest mark on such passes by any returning SEC quarterback. It's a strong sign for Fromm's advanced understanding of the game, as play action naturally loosens up the defense and does not necessarily require the same degree of mental difficulty -- mismatches and open targets are naturally more likely to pop free on play action. All in all, Fromm threw for 2,615 yards with a 24/7 TD/INT ratio in 15 games last season.
Jun 21 - 3:47 PM

Georgia freshman QB Justin Fields was sacked seven times in the team's spring game.

It's a somewhat misleading stat, as there was no contact allowed on the quarterbacks and whistles were quick to come by. We'd imagine that Fields would be able to use his superlative wheels to scoot out of trouble in some of those spring game situations had they occurred during the regular season. When the five-star frosh had time to throw, he completed 18-of-33 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown. We expect that Jake Fromm should be able to retain his starting job in the face of competition from the talented youngster unless he really stumbles in August camp. He figures to have something of a long leash after the admirable job he did last season in leading the Bulldogs to the National Championship Game against Alabama.
Source: Dawg Nation
Jun 21 - 3:39 PM

Georgia senior WR Terry Godwin was dealing with minor knee and ankle injuries at the end of spring practice.

Nothing of major concern here, but Godwin was mostly kept under wraps for the Bulldogs' spring game in April. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder is expected to be healthy and ready to roll come the start of August camp. He's caught at least 35 passes in each of his three seasons in Athens to date, logging a 38-639-6 receiving line for the most recent campaign.
Source: Dawg Nation
Jun 20 - 4:39 PM

Georgia received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 T Xavier Truss.

This might be considered a bit of an upset, as several recruiting analysts believed that Truss would end up at Penn State. He was also considering Clemson, Auburn, Michigan and Ohio State, among others. The 6-foot-7, 325-pound tackle is ranked the 15th best player at the position by 247 Sports composite rankings, and the top player in the state of Rhode Island. With that size and reported strength, he could be a candidate to play relatively early for the Bulldogs.
Source: 247 Sports
Jun 18 - 11:21 AM

ESPN's Tom Luginbill compares Georgia four-star 2019 QB commit John Rhys Plumlee to Syracuse QB Eric Dungey.

Luginbill calls Plumlee one of the most underrated players at the quarterback position because of his ability to make plays with his arm and feet. "Like Dungey, Plumlee has flown under the radar during the majority of his recruitment," he writes. "Both are exciting athletes and quality passers in an era in which a QB needs to be able to create on his own." Luginbill essentially sees the 6-foot, 185-pound quarterback as a player in between Jake Fromm and Justin Fields; and as he notes, makes their quarterback room that much more diverse.
Source: ESPN
Jun 17 - 1:58 PM

Georgia received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 QB John Rhys Plumlee.

He's also going to play baseball. Plumlee (6'1/185) was considering UNC, Auburn, Florida and Mississippi State, among others, but the commitment goes to Athens. He's considered one of the more athletic prospects at the position in the class, with 247 Sports ranking him 20th at the "athlete" position in their composite rankings. Georgia is loaded in the quarterback room with young players, so it's possible there could be a position change coming. You can never have too many quarterbacks, though.
Jun 17 - 11:23 AM

NFL.com's Chase Goodbread believes Georgia senior CB Deandre Baker will be the "unquestioned veteran leader" of the defense.

Baker (5'11/180) would have likely been drafted last season but decided to stay at Georgia for his senior year. He recorded three interceptions, including one in the national championship game against Alabama. GoodBread cites Pro Football focus and says "Baker allowed the fewest yards after the catch last year (38) of any SEC cornerback, and didn't allow a touchdown in 372 snaps." Even with a solid junior season in his back pocket, Baker's draft stock will largely depend on the quality of his play this upcoming season.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 13 - 3:28 PM

NFL Network's Chad Reuter ranks Georgia sophomore QB Jake Fromm fifth on his list of players to watch in 2018.

Reuter explained "Fromm's freshman season was outstanding. He didn't look like a first-year player very often in the team's national runner-up season, running the offense and throwing the ball accurately to all parts of the field." Fromm replaced Jacob Eason last season after an injury and never turned back. He will need to continue playing at a high level however as 2018's No. 2 overall recruit in Justin Fields will likely be close at his heels.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 12 - 3:04 PM

In the latest release of the Rivals250, Georgia four-star 2019 verbal DE commit Nolan Smith was upgraded to five-star status.

Rivals recently moved Smith up for a variety of reasons. Rivals' Florida analyst Rob Cassidy said "Smith had an impressive offseason, testing well at camps and shining during IMG spring football. He moves like a much smaller prospect and has the size-speed combination to overwhelm small and large tackles alike." Smith has been compared to former Boston College DE Harold Landry and is reportedly unlikely to waiver from his commitment to Georgia.
Source: Rivals.com
Jun 12 - 1:44 PM

The Telegraph's Jason Butt writes that Georgia freshman RB Zamir White (knee) "should be in the mix for plenty of playing time" so long as he is healthy.

Butt believes that White could have potentially been pushing D'Andre Swift for the slot on the depth chart during the spring had he not been mostly sidelined for the duration of earlier practices due to his ongoing recovery from a torn ACL sustained in November. The Bulldogs limited the 6-foot, 205-pounder to individual work in the spring, keeping him out of full contact while he continued his rehabilitation. While we don't doubt that White -- a five-star recruit in the most recent class -- has the talent to push for early carries, we view Swift as a darkhorse Heisman contender and don't see him falling into a backup or complementary role unless White absolutely destroys August camp.
Jun 9 - 3:50 PM

The Telegraph's Jason Butt believes that Georgia freshman DE Brenton Cox could play a fair amount during the coming season.

"An early enrollee, Cox had a solid spring at a position that likes to rotate its players," Butt writes. He notes that the 6-foot-5, 250-pounder also "passes the look test." Cox was one of the crown jewels of HC Kirby Smart's 2018 recruiting class, landing on the 247Sports composite board at No. 22 overall. That he's already had a semester to acclimate should be tremendously helpful in allowing him to hit the ground running in August camp.
Jun 9 - 3:26 PM

Georgia four-star 2019 verbal ATH commit Trezmen Marshall is taking an official visit to Tennessee this weekend.

Uh oh, Bulldogs. Marshall (6'1/236) should be considered on the more tenuous edge in terms of the state of his current pledge. That's not just because of this Tennessee visit upcoming. He has taken a number of visits since committing to Georgia in April, with Alabama, Auburn and Florida State all drawing trips from the Homerville, Georgia, native over the last month-plus. Rivals analyst Chad Simmons floats the aforementioned Tigers as a potential momentum-gainer of late. His outlet ranks Marshall as the No. 136 overall prospect in the 2019 class.
Source: Rivals
Jun 7 - 4:49 PM

Georgia senior LB D'Andre Walker said that "I feel like I can play every down."

Walker (6'3/240) is in line to continue the outside-linebacking lineage that's been established in Athens via the likes of Davin Bellamy, Lorenzo Carter, Jordan Jenkins and Leonard Floyd in recent years. He admitted this spring that he had issues staying disciplined as a young player and had developed bad habits as a true freshman which Bulldogs HC Kirby Smart has worked to help him iron out over the past two seasons. In 2017, Walker posted 39 tackles (13.5 for loss) and 5.5 sacks.
Jun 1 - 3:53 PM

Georgia HC Kirby Smart said that he does not allow the thought of a transfer from freshman QB Justin Fields to impact his decisions.

"I don't think you let [a fear of transfer] play into the decision (on your starter). Then you are being manipulated and dictated to," Smart said, later adding that "[i]t's about the team." He went through a kind of test-case scenario with Jacob Eason and Jake Fromm last year, with incumbent starter Eason starting the season versus Appalachian State only to be knocked out with a knee injury, allowing five-star true frosh Fromm to take over as starter. Fromm did not relinquish his newfound position in Athens, while Eason eventually transferred to Washington. This season's situation is slightly more complicated, though, as Fromm led the Bulldogs to the national championship game over the winter, while Fields is a potential generational talent. We believe Fromm ultimately hangs onto the job in August camp, at which point it will be Smart's job to try to keep Fields in town. We imagine he's been laying the groundwork on the latter front for some time, now.
May 30 - 4:34 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    NASCAR Fantasy: Sonoma

    NASCAR Fantasy: Sonoma
  •  
    Waiver Wire: Go Conforto

    Waiver Wire: Go Conforto
  •  
    MLB: Buy Kiermaier & Story

    MLB: Buy Kiermaier & Story
  •  
    NASCAR Fantasy: Michigan

    NASCAR Fantasy: Michigan
  •  
    MLB Waiver Wire Options

    MLB Waiver Wire Options
  •  
    NASCAR Fantasy: Pocono

    NASCAR Fantasy: Pocono
  •  
    Waiver wire: Nimmo an option

    Waiver wire: Nimmo an option
  •  
    NASCAR Fantasy: Coke 600

    NASCAR Fantasy: Coke 600