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Georgia redshirt senior QB Hutson Mason "needs to be smarter with the football and not make costly mistakes," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

After four years of trotting out Aaron Murray, Mason has underwhelmed by comparison in the early going. "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," Brugler wrote. "Mason entered the season as a potential later round pick, but he will need to show more development the remainder of the season to be a draftable player." Mason went 16-for-22 with 191 passing yards and two touchdowns against South Carolina, but a costly intentional grounding penalty ruined the Bulldogs' chances of pulling out the game.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 16 - 7:54 PM

Athens Banner-Herald's Marc Weiszer reports that Georgia WRs Justin Scott-Wesley and Malcolm Mitchell are "very doubtful" for Saturday’s game versus Troy.

Mitchell has not played since suffering a knee injury in last season's opener against Clemson, while Scott-Wesley hasn't played since the Tennessee game last October. Both Georgia wide receivers are coming off of ACL injuries.
Sep 16 - 2:26 PM

Georgia freshman RB Nick Chubb underwent thumb surgery on Monday, and he has not yet been given a timeline to return.

He suffered the injury during practice last week. The Bulldogs haven't yet announced Chubb's availability for Saturday’s game with Troy, though it'd be a shock if he played. "They said they would see how he’s doing (Tuesday) before they make that decision," his mother, Lavelle Chub, said. "Possibly this week but they’re not really sure (how long he’ll be out)." Chubb ranks second nationally with a 13 yards per carry average, rushing eight times for 104 yards and a touchdown.
Sep 15 - 9:26 PM

Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley "had several Heisman-like moments" in Saturday's loss to South Carolina, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Gurley rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries (6.6 YPC) in the 38-35 setback. "Gurley, who has drawn comparisons to Marshawn Lynch and Jamal Lewis from NFL scouts I've spoken to and was likened to Eddie George from CBS' Gary Danielson, showed off his remarkable combination of size (6-foot-1, 232 pounds), strength, acceleration and balance in this game," Rang wrote. "A fourth quarter run in which he was met prior to the line of scrimmage but broke four tackles to muster 9 yards was particularly Beast Mode-worthy." Gurley is looking like a good bet to snap a two-year drought of first-round running backs.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 14 - 4:14 PM

Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries in Saturday's 38-35 loss to South Carolina.

Gurley and his teammates alike started slow, but the star running back got going in the second half to nearly complete a big comeback. He's the consensus No. 1 running back in the class, and a decent bet, barring injury, to become the first running back to go in the first round in the last three years. Gurley has been compared to Hall of Famer Jim Brown, Adrian Peterson, Fred Taylor, Jamal Lewis and Eddie Lacy. The 6-foot-1, 232-pound bruiser possesses 4.43 speed.
Sep 13 - 10:21 PM

NFL Media Analyst Bucky Brooks believes that Georgia junior Todd Gurley "will have plenty of opportunities to soften up South Carolina's defense on an assortment of power runs."

"Given Georgia coach Mark Richt's desire to pummel opponents with a powerful running game that features a talented stable of backs, Gurley will have plenty of opportunities to soften up South Carolina's defense on an assortment of power runs," Brooks wrote. Against the Gamecocks last season, The 6-foot-1, 232 pound Gurley was a workhorse and set a career-high with 30 rushing attempts, with 132 yards on the ground and two scores, one rushing and one receiving.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 12 - 2:19 PM

Georgia redshirt senior QB Hutson Mason "doesn't have elite NFL tools," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"Georgia will be relying heavily on the ground game this season, but it will also be crucial for Mason to limit mistakes and show he can sustain drives with his arm," Rang wrote. "Although he recorded 69-percent completions and didn't turn the ball over against Clemson, he finished with only 131 passing yards and no passing scores with his longest pass only going 23 yards. Mason plays calm and within himself, showing a clean set-up and release with touch on his tosses, but he lacks ideal velocity on zip throws into tight windows and needs to better anticipate passing lanes. He doesn't have elite NFL tools, but is a smart, mature passer who can do just enough to lead his team to wins." ESPN's Mel Kiper ranked the 6-foot-3, 202-pounder from Marietta as the No. 5 senior signal-calling prospect over the summer.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 11 - 9:03 PM

Georgia sophomore LB Leonard Floyd "might be the most interesting and talented" of all Bulldog defensive prospects due to his "raw athleticism and versatility to wear several hats in the front-seven," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"Floyd has excellent movement skills for his tall, lengthy frame, displaying the relentless nature and speed to collapse the pocket or chase down plays from behind," Rang wrote. "He's leaner than ideal and needs to develop his functional strength at the point of attack, but his first step burst and acceleration makes him a frequent visitor in the backfield, either off the edge or knifing inside." The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Floyd is a "likely first-round pick in next spring’s NFL draft should he leave early," reported Sport Illustrated's Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans earlier this week. ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Floyd No. 11 on his Big Board.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 11 - 8:44 PM

Georgia junior Todd Gurley's early-season performance has "reinforced why many believe he will snap the two year drought of running backs drafted in the first round," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Gurley has a big matchup against South Carolina slated for this weekend. "He has legitimate top-20 talent for next spring's draft, but he needs to show he can stay healthy for a full season," Rang wrote. "Gurley's combination of power, speed and burst out of his cuts sets him apart along with his vision and feel, running inside or outside. Against the Gamecocks last season, Gurley was a workhorse and set a career-high with 30 rush attempts, finishing with 132 yards on the ground and two scores, one rushing and one receiving." Gurley (6-foot-1, 232 pounds) was recently compared to Hall of Famer Jim Brown by Fran Tarkenton.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 11 - 7:27 PM

ESPN colleagues Mel Kiper and Todd McShay both believe Georgia is a playoff contender.

"Georgia is a team with a shot to run the table into the SEC championship game if it can win at South Carolina [this weekend," Kiper wrote, pointing to a manageable schedule and Jeremy Pruitt's defense. "While the Dawgs can rush the passer with the emerging Leonard Floyd (see below) and Jordan Jenkins, Ray Drew is also disruptive," Kiper wrote. "And while Todd Gurley is a Heisman candidate if healthy, the Georgia run game comes in waves with Nick Chubb, Keith Marshall and the potentially special Sony Michel. QB Hutson Mason may not be a star, but I think he'll be a good decision-maker. This is a team built to beat you up late in games." Replied McShay: "The big question I have for the Bulldogs going forward is whether they can throw the ball when they have to. Can Mason lead his team from behind or make a clutch throw with the game on the line? And do the Bulldogs have the playmakers on the perimeter to deliver on the receiving end?"
Sep 10 - 10:10 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes "the upside is tremendous" on Georgia sophomore LB Leonard Floyd.

"Floyd showed me a lot with his versatility and in how he helped the Dawgs close out the win over Clemson," Kiper said of the opener. "He had a pair of sacks, including 1.5 plus a forced fumble in the fourth quarter. Floyd isn't exactly a sleeper -- No. 11 on my latest Big Board as a redshirt sophomore -- but the upside is tremendous given his length and explosiveness and because we don't yet know what he can become. I could see him adding another 20 pounds easily. I loved how Georgia moved him around -- upright, hand on the ground, inside -- and he was disruptive." The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Floyd is a "likely first-round pick in next spring’s NFL draft should he leave early," reported Sport Illustrated's Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans earlier this week. Floyd collected 6.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss and 22 quarterback hurries as a freshman last season.
Sep 10 - 7:07 PM

One AFC executive told NFL media Georgia junior Todd Gurley is "in a different league" compared to other RB prospects.

The executive initially discussed TJ Yeldon, but ended up saying as much as he likes Yeldon, Gurley is in a tier of his own. We agree, as Gurley possesses ridiculous traits and frequently displays them. Rotoworld's Josh Norris places Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon III as the second runner in the class.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 10 - 2:40 PM

Georgia coach Mark Richt believes junior RB Todd Gurley will turn pro after this season.

"I don't know what Gurley's going to do; it would probably be tough for a guy like him to stick around another year, quite frankly," Richt said on his radio show Monday night. "He's a very highly rated back and certainly is starting out having a big year." This isn't necessarily news, as there isn't a soul alive that expects Gurley to return (barring injury), and Richt himself hinted in June that he expected Gurley to turn pro. Gurley (6-foot-1, 232 pounds) was recently compared to Hall of Famer Jim Brown by fellow Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton.
Sep 9 - 6:18 PM

Georgia sophomore LB Leonard Floyd is a "likely first-round pick in next spring’s NFL draft should he leave early," report Sport Illustrated's Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans.

"[Floyd has] emerged as one of college football’s most feared pass rushers and a likely first-round pick in next spring’s NFL draft should he leave early," the duo wrote. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Floyd tallied two sacks, seven tackles, a forced fumble and six quarterback hurries in Georgia’s Week 1 win against Clemson. Floyd spent a year at Hargrave Military Academy after not qualifying academically in 2012. He posted 6.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for loss and 22 quarterback hurries as a freshman last season. "The whole season I just played," Floyd said. "I was just trying to make plays. I played 100 miles per hour." In other words, without much technique. Now that he's improving technically, Floyd is becoming downright scary. "I’m always open to it," Floyd said of leaving early for the NFL.
Sep 8 - 8:04 PM

Georgia head coach Mark Richt told reporters that WRs Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley are "doubtful" for Saturday’s game versus South Carolina.

This announcement might become a weekly occurrence. Mitchell hasn't played since suffering a knee injury in last season's opener against Clemson, and Scott-Wesley hasn't played since Oct. 5. "There still an outside chance (Mitchell could play against South Carolina), but I think it’s still too early to tell," offensive coordinator Mike Bobo told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week. "Right now I would say no but the first of next week could change some things. Hopefully by next Tuesday we’ll know something."
Sep 7 - 10:15 PM


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