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SEC Country's Shehan Jeyarajah writes that Georgia junior T D'Marcus Hayes "seems a lock to start."

"Hayes’ readiness will be critical to whether Georgia takes a step towards competing for the SEC East," notes Jeyarajah, who believes that Georgia's line is still transitioning over to Kirby Smart's power-run schemes on the offensive line. Hayes, 6-foot-5, 325 pounds, was the No. 11 JUCO prospect by ESPN metrics during the 2017 cycle.
Source: SEC Country
May 22 - 12:27 PM

Georgia HC Kirby Smart referred to redshirt sophomore DE Justin Young as "kind of a specialist guy."

"He’s a pass-rush specialist. He’s not super big and he knows that. He has a knack for running [stunts and slants] inside and pass rushing," Smart said. "We’re excited about the effort and toughness he’s brought to us so he’ll have a role." This past season, the 6-foot-4, 279-pounder (not that big, Coach Smart?) played in nine games while recording six tackles. SEC Country's Oliver Connolly sees Young as a potential breakout player for the coming season, writing that while the redshirt sophomore "lacks the in-line strength and technique required to be a down-in and down-out player," he possesses "the athleticism to catch blockers off guard and close to the quarterback in a flash."
Source: SEC Country
May 19 - 2:27 PM

ESPN's Edward Aschoff reports that Georgia junior DE Jonathan Ledbetter is in line to start and has become a leader on the team.

This is notable, because Ledbetter appeared to be on the verge of throwing his potential away following a seven-game last season for a pair of alcohol-related arrests. "Outside of just being a better teammate, Ledbetter has seen his development take off by being more cognizant of his technique and hustle," Aschoff wrote. "Ledbetter is in much better shape." He posted a sack and 1.5 TFL in the spring game.
Source: ESPN
May 19 - 12:38 PM

Georgia freshman QB Jake Fromm completed 14-of-23 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns during the spring game.

A top-25 overall recruit in this past cycle, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Frommm signed with Georgia despite super sophomore Jacob Eason sitting atop the depth chart. Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell believes Fromm could push Eason for playing time early in his career. Keep an eye on this battle over the summer. The freshman early enrollee isn't going to go down without a fight.
Source: macon.com
May 17 - 2:13 PM

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said junior DT Trenton Thompson will return for summer school.

Thompson dealt with a shoulder issue and has been rehabbing it. "He can move better than he did before," Smart said of Thompson after previously calling it a "significant" issue. Thompson reportedly lost 30 pounds while dealing with the injury. He is a former top recruit.
May 16 - 10:27 AM

SEC Country's Shehan Jeyarajah dismissed the notion that Alabama or Georgia would start respective freshman QBs Tua Tagovailoa or Jacob Fromm.

Both Tagovailoa (313 yards, three touchdowns) and Fromm (277 yards, two touchdowns) impressed during their spring games, with those performances immediately sparking a brush fire of speculation that Jalen Hurts and Jacob Eason might end up on the outside looking in with their teams due to some of their shortcomings during their freshman seasons in 2016. Jeyarajah essentially laughed this idea off, writing that "replacing either Eason or Hurts would be a dramatic overreaction." We agree on both fronts, particularly when it comes to Hurts.
Source: SEC Country
May 6 - 2:05 PM

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said the school's spring game was the best performance from the team's WR this offseason.

Returning receivers like Terry Godwin posted big numbers, as did freshman Jeremiah Hollomon. The Bulldogs offense will remain ground focused with Sony Michel and Nick Chubb. Jacob Eason could take the next step in 2017, but he will need help from an unproven receiver group.
Source: ESPN
May 3 - 9:02 AM

Georgia sophomore RB Elijah Holyfield was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge early Monday morning.

Campus police arrested Holyfield, who has been charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, plus paraphernalia. The last name should be familiar enough -- he is the son of boxer Evander Holyfield. This past season, the 5-foot-11, 204-pounder saw playing time in five games as a true freshman, rushing for 29 yards in that space. According to Georgia policy for student athletes, a one-game suspension could be coming down the pike.
Source: ESPN.com
May 2 - 5:01 PM

Broncos selected Georgia WR Isaiah McKenzie with the No. 172 overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft.

McKenzie (5’7/173) made only 60 career catches as just an 11-game starter at wide receiver, but he showed electrifying special teams ability with six return scores, five on punts and one on a kickoff. After blazing 4.42 at the Combine, McKenzie was called the quickest prospect in the entire 2017 draft by ESPN’s Todd McShay. McKenzie’s offensive potential is nearly nonexistent at his size, but he is one of the top pure return men in this year’s draft.
Apr 29 - 3:23 PM

Georgia has released four-star 2017 T D'Antne Demery from his letter of intent following his domestic violence arrest on Saturday.

Demery had been expected to enroll at Georgia in June. That will no longer be happening. The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder was arrested after allegedly getting into a physical confrontation with his girlfriend following an escalating argument on Saturday. Whether Demery finds another collegiate home at the FBS level before August camp is very much an open question.
Apr 24 - 6:35 PM

Georgia sophomore WR Riley Ridley (ankle) participated in practice on Tuesday.

Riley underwent surgery to repair an ankle injury initially sustained in a practice prior to Georgia's Liberty Bowl showdown with TCU. While the 6-foot-1, 198-pounder was not healthy enough for work at the beginning of spring practice, the hope was that he would make it back before the close. Check on that front. Ridley caught 12 passes for 238 yards and a pair of touchdowns last season. He could potentially be forced to sit out one game this coming season as punishment for a March arrest on a charge of marijuana possession, though that has yet to be formally announced.
Apr 11 - 8:46 PM

Georgia hopes that sophomore WR Riley Ridley (ankle) will be able to return to action by the end of spring practice.

Ridley continues to work his way back from an ankle injury suffered in the lead-up to Georgia's Liberty Bowl date with TCU. He ultimately underwent surgery on that ankle. Slow and steady, now, but a return could be in the offing for the near future. Said HC Kirby Smart, "We think Riley will be back by the end of spring, at least running, maybe not doing full contact but being able to run routes and do some things." This past season, Ridley logged a 12-238-2 receiving line. He may be facing a one-game suspension to start the 2017 season after being arrested for marijuana possession earlier this month.
Mar 29 - 2:05 PM

Georgia senior RB Nick Chubb has been running without a brace or wrap on his knee this spring.

Chubb had himself a somewhat down 2016 season after being waylaid by a serious knee injury the previous October. He ultimately finished out the campaign rushing for 1,130 yards and eight touchdowns. The 5-foot-10, 228-pounder subsequently opted to return to school for 2017 rather than jump to the NFL Draft. When asked how hurt he was during the 2016 season, Chubb gave a pretty fair assessment of his mindset, saying, "It’s just kind of different. I don’t know. I wasn’t hurt at all. I don’t know how to explain it. Maybe range of motion? Being able to move more, move quicker and better laterally. I think it was mental."
Source: Dawg Nation
Mar 26 - 3:08 PM

Georgia sophomore CB Mecole Hardman Jr. has been seeing work on offense during spring practice.

"He’s very fast. Speed, we could use that speed in the receiving room. Especially in the slot. And he’s very versatile," said wide-receiver teammate Javon Wims. While the team is dabbling in using Hardman on offense, Georgia HC Kirby Smart indicated earlier this week that the 5-foot-11, 176-pounder will continue to see the bulk of his snaps at corner. This past season, Hardman recorded six tackles in four games played. He was a four-star recruit for the 2016 cycle.
Source: Dawg Nation
Mar 26 - 12:50 PM

Georgia sophomore WR Riley Ridley did not participate in the first week of spring practice due to a foot injury.

The extent and circumstance of Ridley's injury are not yet known, but according to Seth Emerson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "it doesn't appear the injury is too serious." The 6-foot-1, 198-pounder was in the news for the wrong reasons earlier this month, as he was arrested and charged with marijuana possession in mid-March. That arrest could lead to a one-game suspension once the season starts. Ridley hauled in 12 passes for 238 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a true freshman in 2016.
Source: Dawg Nation
Mar 26 - 12:13 PM


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