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Georgia has named graduate QB Greyson Lambert the team's starting quarterback for the 2015 season.

Georgia HC Mark Richt called it a "very, very close competition" between Greyson Lambert and Brice Ramsey. He said that "at this point we felt it would be wise to name a starter and get him ready to play in this ballgame, to get the reps with the No. 1 unit." Lambert started nine games for Virginia last season before transferring over the winter. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound graduate QB completed 154-of-161 passes for 1,632 yards and a 10/11 TD/INT ratio with the Cavaliers in 2014.
Aug 31 - 7:25 PM

Georgia WR coach Bryan McClendon expects freshmen Terry Godwin and Michael Chigbu to play this year and not redshirt.

Godwin was a prized recruit, and Chigbu is a 3-star recruit who offers size at 6'1/210 lbs. Georgia has lost a number of receivers to the NFL in recent years, name Chris Conley last season, so expect both to see snaps. Regardless, Georgia will continue to rely on their running game.
Aug 30 - 8:40 PM

Georgia sophomore WR Isaiah McKenzie (hamstring) has not yet been cleared to participate in special teams.

McKenzie's been practicing on a limited basis due to his injured hamstring, but special teams remain a question mark with the team's opener looming next Saturday. Assistant coach John Lilly didn't completely rule out the 5-foot-8, 164-pound sophomore, though. "I’ll say this from a kickoff return standpoint: We don’t play for eight more days." McKenzie returned two punts and a kickoff for touchdowns last season and is expected to take on a larger role in the offense, assuming he can keep his wheels healthy.
Aug 28 - 7:51 PM

Georgia sophomore LB Lorenzo Carter offers outstanding "chase speed," notes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

In addition to Carter's phenomenal ability to track down opposing runners, he "presents the length to wrap up ball carriers and gain leverage against blocks as he holds his side of the line of scrimmage," writes draft analyst Reuter. A five-star recruit, the 6-foot-5, 234-pounder recorded 41 tackles (7 TFL) and 4 1/2 sacks a season ago. The production is relatively limited simply because Carter only started the last five games. He should see a far-increased number of snaps during this sophomore campaign.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 26 - 6:43 PM

Georgia redshirt senior WR Justin Scott-Wesley remains "undecided" on if he will attempt to play in 2015.

"Last week he was moreso leaning towards shutting it down, and had mentioned that he was gonna be done and not coming back. I spoke with him again today, and it was probably within the last hour, that right now he’s not sure," Scott-Wesley's high school coach said. The receiver suffered a non-contact knee injury a week or so ago and has been sidelined since. JSW tore his right ACL in 2013.
Source: Dawg Nation
Aug 26 - 9:20 AM

Georgia redshirt senior WR Justin Scott-Wesley was not at Tuesday's practice.

Scott-Wesley was in street clothes during Monday's practice, but he wasn't at Tuesday's practice at all. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound sophomore sustained a right knee injury on a non-contact play a week ago and HC Mark Richt has already indicated that he's not sure if Scott-Wesley will return this season, "if at all." It's a tough break for the Georgia receiving core and an even tougher break for the receiver himself, who tore his right ACL in 2013.
Aug 25 - 6:56 PM

Georgia graduate QB Greyson Lambert and redshirt sophomore QB Brice Ramsey might have definitively jumped ahead of junior QB Faton Bauta in the team's search for a starting quarterback.

Lambert and Ramsey have taken turns leading passing drills the last two days. It's possible that the order is meaningless, but as was pointed out by writer Seth Emerson (who covers the team), this is the first time in camp--at least during practices that were viewed by the media--that one of the three contending quarterbacks has been with the third-team on consecutive days. To this point, reps had been spread evenly between the three.
Aug 25 - 6:30 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes Georgia sophomore RB Nick Chubb is the "total package" at the running back position.

"I've written about his ability to bang out yardage after contact already, but what I didn't tell you was that Chubb created more missed tackles per carry than any of the returning running backs. The data is simply telling us what we already know -- Chubb stepped in and picked up right where Todd Gurley left off last season and will probably do it again this year," Zierlein wrote. Chubb posted 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2014, with an eye-popping 1,323 yards and 12 touchdowns in Georgia's last eight games of the season. Chubb should put up another monster season, now that he's the focal point of the Bulldog's running game.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 25 - 4:14 PM

Though Georgia sophomore WR Isaiah McKenzie (hamstring) returned to practice last week, Bulldogs HC Mark Richt said he remains limited.

What is it with Georgia receivers? We've got another season of MASH jabs on our hands, it seems, as redshirt senior WR Jordan Scott-Wesley might not return this season "if at all", according to Richt, due to a knee injury and McKenzie's inability to shake the hamstring issue. The 5-foot-8, 164-pound McKenzie is expected to start alongside Malcolm Mitchell, but all bets are off with this group. Due to a combination of the stay-on-12-every-time-against-a-face-card conservative Brian Schottenheimer calling plays, a new quarterback being broken in and arguably the nation's best running back corps, healthy receivers will be luxury only in Athens this fall.
Aug 24 - 6:59 PM

Georgia redshirt junior edge rusher Leonard Floyd's obvious weakness is in coverage, writes the National Football Post's Eric Saltzman, where he "lacks good fluidity and doesn’t look comfortable when dropping back."

"Floyd is fairly stout against the run and can generate a bit of a bull rush," Saltzman wrote. "His real strength is using his great first step, torso flexibility, and swim move to reach the quarterback." The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Floyd logged 55 tackles, 8.5 TFL, a team-high six sacks and three forced fumbles last year. He's put up 12.5 sacks and 18 TFL over the past two seasons combined. "Don’t mistake Floyd’s pass rush ability as his only quality skill," Saltzman wrote. "Although Floyd is not as accomplished as a coverage linebacker, he still shows good range and good instincts for finding the ball carrier."
Aug 24 - 6:44 PM

During passing drills on Monday, Georgia graduate QB Greyson Lambert was the first to throw.

Monday saw a series of passing drills sans defense. In each one, the quarterbacks went through in the order of Lambert, Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta. There's probably not too much to read into this, though ESPN predicted Lambert would win the job as Bulldogs starter. Head coach Mark Richt has been very cagey about the whole quarterback battle, saying things like "I'm a patient guy, but the clock is ticking."
Source: Dawg Nation
Aug 24 - 5:08 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter warns scouts not to "forget the lesson learned from the last Georgia kicker drafted, Blair Walsh" when scouting Georgia senior K Marshall Morgan.

Morgan's field goal percentage dropped last year from 91.7 percent (19-of-22) to 76.2 (16-of-21), but, of course, Walsh only went 21-of-35 on field goals as a senior and is one of the NFL's best. Earlier in his career, the 6-foot-3, 194-pound Morgan set the SEC record for most consecutive field goals converted with 20. "If Morgan can connect regularly in 2015 from long distance (he has made 55- and 56-yard kicks in his career) as well as prove he can be a weapon on kickoffs (31 touchbacks in 2014) and in clutch situations (like the game-winner against Tennessee in 2013), he'll get his shot to follow in Walsh's footsteps," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 23 - 11:47 PM

Georgia HC Mark Richt indicated that he'd like to name a starting QB as soon as he feels comfortable doing so.

"I’m a patient guy, but the clock is ticking," Richt said Saturday. Faton Bauta, Brice Ramsey, Jacob Park and Greyson Lambert are vying for starting honors. "I’d like to know and have peace," Richt said. "I mean I’m waiting for some peace." For what it's worth, ESPN predicts the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Virginia transfer Lambert will win the starting job.
Aug 23 - 10:17 PM

Georgia HC Mark Richt is not sure when redshirt senior WR Justin Scott-Wesley will return this season, "if at all."

Georgia has been hit by injuries at receiver for multiple seasons, and 2015 looks no different. JSW suffered a non-contact right knee injury last week. The receiver tore his right ACL in 2013. Malcolm Mitchell and Isaiah McKenzie are expected to start, but with uncertainty at quarterback and plenty of talent at running back, expect the receivers to take a back seat.
Aug 23 - 9:16 AM

Georgia senior WR Malcolm Mitchell's "draft status will hinge on the reports teams receive from doctors," CBS Sports Rob Rang notes.

"The unfortunate reality is that regardless of how well Mitchell performs in 2015, his ultimate draft status will hinge on the reports teams receive from doctors who are sure to check Mitchell closely during medical evaluations at the Scouting Combine," Rang wrote. In his first two years at Georgia, Mitchell showcased his versatility, playing wide receiver, cornerback, kick returner and punt returner. Rang believes Mitchell stunted the growth of his career splitting time between so many positions. Last season as a wideout, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Mitchell caught 31 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns.
Source: CBS Sports
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