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NFL Media ranks Georgia true freshman DT Trenton Thompson as the No. 13 impact freshmen in the nation.

"Physically, he should be able to step in right away and play, and his ability to get upfield is matched by few at his position. [Thompson will] be a big weapon on third down for defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Bryan Fischer. Thompson was the No. 3 player in the ESPN 300. "This is an explosive player who comes off the ball with an impressive initial burst to disrupt," reads his ESPN scouting report. "Possesses very good down the line speed and effort to make backside plays. Displays good upper and lower body strength to hold point and also penetrate and jolt blockers back."
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 3:21 PM

NFL Media ranks Georgia sophomore RB Nick Chubb as the No.3 returning offensive player for 2015.

With Todd Gurley off to the NFL, Chubb has a great opportunity to show that last year's productive season was no fluke. As a true freshman, Grubb recorded 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns, with 1,323 yards and 12 touchdowns in the Bulldog's last eight games of the season. Chubb was named SEC Freshman of the Year and First Team Coaches All-SEC in 2014.
Source: NFL.com
May 21 - 3:11 PM

Georgia redshirt junior OLB Leonard Floyd "may have very well snuck into the first round" had he entered after last season, wrote Scout.com's Jamie Newberg.

The analyst ranks him as the No. 13 prospect in the nation. "Floyd is a terrific athlete, sound tackler and shows excellent versatility because he can play anywhere at the linebacker position," Newberg wrote. "Floyd has really developed his pass rush skills and excels in coverage. This is a well rounded linebacker already with athleticism and upside." The 6-foot-4, 220-pound has 10 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 18 tackles for a loss over the past two seasons.
Source: Scout.com
May 17 - 4:53 PM

Georgia redshirt junior OLB Leonard Floyd "has all the tools that make the scouts drool" and is a candidate to go No. 1 next year, wrote Fox Sports' Kevin Causey.

"As a sophomore, Floyd had six sacks and 8.5 TFL in his first year in Jeremy Pruitt’s defense," Causey wrote. "Floyd can play LB in a 3-4 set (which he is doing at Georgia) or can play DE in a 4-3 set but would need to add more weight." The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Floyd probably would have gone in Round 1 of the 2015 draft had he entered.
Source: Fox Sports
May 16 - 8:21 PM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris mocked Georgia redshirt junior OLB Leonard Floyd to the Packers at No. 27.

"Floyd has plenty of natural ability," he wrote. "He has the frame, length, functional strength and speed teams covet. He needs to put all of those tools in a package consistently." ESPN's Todd McShay had Floyd going a few picks before, giving him to the Chargers at No. 20. "Floyd was one of the most explosive edge rushers in all of college football last season, with outstanding length and athleticism," he wrote.
Source: Rotoworld
May 14 - 7:52 PM

Georgia junior WR Blake Tibbs has announced that he is leaving Georgia and is seeking a transfer, according to Online Athens' Marc Weiszer.

In his time at Georgia, the former three-star recruit has only caught four passes for 43 yards and has appeared in 15 games, mostly on the Bulldogs special teams unit. It is believed that Tibbs transfer is related to an academic reasons.
May 13 - 4:02 PM

Even with a lanky build, CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes Georgia redshirt junior OLB Leonard Floyd "shows surprising power in his hands and complements it with burst off the edge, agility to avoid blockers and a relentless motor."

"With an injury-free 2015 season and the expected growth after another offseason in the weight room, Floyd looks like a solid bet to once again rank among the SEC's elite edge rushers and a potentially very highly regarded NFL prospect," Rang wrote. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Floyd was considered a decent bet to go in Round 1 of the 2015 draft had he entered. If he has a big season, he'll go in the top half of Round 1 in 2016.
Source: CBS Sports
May 12 - 10:36 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes Georgia edge rusher Jordan Jenkins "has been a productive pass rusher over his career (posting five sacks each year) but doesn't possess elite agility and closing speed."

"While [Leonard] Floyd is the most talented of Georgia's pass rushers, Jenkins has been the most reliable to this point, steadily improving his tackle production the past three seasons - each of which he's started," Rang wrote. "Jenkins isn't as lanky as Floyd but his compact frame and good strength at the point of the attack make him more stout against the run, as his career-high 70 tackles, including 9.5 for loss a season ago can attest." We think Jenkins was likely ticketed for a Day 2 pick had he declared for the 2015 draft, but he's going to go in Round 1 next year if he has a huge season.
Source: CBS Sports
May 12 - 3:06 AM

Georgia sophomore RB Nick Chubb "proved every bit as productive [as Todd Gurley] once handed the reins as a true freshman," wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Chubb finished with 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns -- including 1,323 yards and 12 touchdowns over the final eight games -- to prove Rang's point. Against elite competition as a true freshman, that production points to potential future NFL stardom. "Though his compact frame indicates raw power, Chubb also shows excellent vision, balance and lateral cuts to elude defenders," Rang wrote. "As only a true sophomore, he isn't eligible for the NFL until 2017 but Chubb has the look of a future early round pick, himself, if he can stay healthy."
Source: CBS Sports
May 12 - 1:16 AM

Georgia redshirt junior OLB Leonard Floyd is a "star edge rusher [who] only needs to add a little more mass and strength to his lanky frame to fulfill his potential as a first-round pick," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

The analyst ranks Floyd as the No. 8 underclassmen draft prospect in the country. For point of comparison, ESPN's Mel Kiper had Floyd ranked No. 17 on his Big Board when the prospect announced he would return to school. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Floyd underwent shoulder surgery at the end of last year and missed the Belk Bowl.
Source: CBS Sports
May 11 - 11:58 PM

NFL.com's Chad Reuter pegs Georgia edge rusher Jordan Jenkins as the No. 6 senior draft prospect.

"Talk about explosiveness ... Georgia's Most Improved Player for the 2014 season actually started six games as a true freshman," Reuter wrote. "Jenkins (6-3, 253) came into his own as a junior, however, showing flashes of quick hands and deadly straight-line speed to the quarterback. Turning those flashes into long periods of brightness should put him squarely in the first-round conversation." Jenkins probably would have been a Day 2 pick had he declared for the 2015 draft, but he made a sage decision in returning. If he plays like expected, he's going to go in Round 1.
Source: NFL.com
May 9 - 9:58 PM

Rotoworld's Evan Silva notes that the Rams "invested 77.7 percent of their 2015 draft class into running game and defense."

The analyst respects when teams "attack the draft with a concentrated purpose" in this way but is "skeptical that coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead emerged with enough good players, or enough 'value.'" Silva lauded St. Louis' Day 2 trade with Carolina, which parlayed the 41st pick into Nos. 57, 89, and 201, and also liked turning RB Zac Stacy into seventh-rounder ILB Bryce Hager. In any case, he graded the class as a "C" effort. ESPN's Mel Kiper gave it the same grade. "This was a fascinating draft class, but one that I thought had several reaches on value and didn't address a pair of needs," Kiper wrote. Neither scribe disagreed with using a top-10 pick on RB Todd Gurley.
Source: Rotoworld
May 4 - 10:31 PM

Colts selected Georgia LB Amarlo Herrera with the No. 207 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Herrera (6'1/244) made 43 starts for Georgia, recording 23 TFLs, four forced fumbles, and three interceptions. He ran 4.83 at the Combine with a 32-inch vertical and 9-foot-3 broad jump. Although Herrera made plays in pass coverage in college, he doesn't quite have the athleticism for that skill to translate smoothly, and despite his size Herrera isn't a thumper against the run. He projects as a reserve inside linebacker and core special teamer.
May 2 - 4:49 PM

Saints selected Georgia CB Damian Swann with the No. 167 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Swann (6'0/189) was a playmaker in Georgia's secondary, piling up 10 career TFLs, four sacks, six forced fumbles, and eight INTs as a 40-game starter. He earned second-team All SEC as a senior. Swann proved to be a pedestrian athlete at the Combine, running 4.50 with a 33-inch vertical and 9-foot-10 broad jump. Competitive and physical, Swann's best position may be free safety or slot corner.
May 2 - 3:15 PM

Chiefs selected Georgia ILB Ramik Wilson with the No. 118 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Wilson (6'2/237) was a 25-game starter at UGA, piling up 19 career TFLs, six sacks, and two forced fumbles. A run-and-chase linebacker with athletic deficiencies, Wilson managed a 4.77 forty at the Combine with a 35-inch vertical and 9-foot-3 broad jump. Wilson isn't a particularly aggressive downhill run defender, has severe coverage limitations, and lacks lower-body explosion. His ceiling is likely a low-end starter.
May 2 - 1:03 PM


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