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Georgia redshirt sophomore OLB Leonard Floyd had shoulder surgery and will not play in the Belk bowl.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Floyd, who led the team in sacks during the regular season, had shoulder surgery on Tuesday and will not play in the bowl. In Floyd's absence, the Bulldogs will go with freshman Lorenzo Carter or redshirt freshman Davin Bellamy to replace Floyd.
Dec 17 - 2:06 PM

Georgia head coach Mark Richt said during a recent radio show that he expected junior RB Todd Gurley to be a top pick "in this draft."

Richt didn't predict just how high he expected Gurley to go. It's hard to know whether the coach is being optimistic for his player's sake, or if he's received information from the NFL indicating that Gurley's stock hasn't fallen much despite his torn ACL. For what it's worth, former NFL scout John Middlekauff cited league sources in a report earlier this month saying Gurley wouldn't fall out of the first-round.
Dec 14 - 6:03 PM

The NCAA granted Georgia redshirt senior OL Kolton Houston a sixth-year of eligibility.

"I’m extremely blessed to wear this jersey for one more year," Houston tweeted. "So thankful for everybody that has helped me along the way." Because of this news, Georgia head coach Mark Richt will welcome back four of five starters along the offensive line in 2015. Houston started all 12 games at right tackle this year, though he's extremely versatile and could be moved if needed. Houston was suspended for his first three years in Athens because he tested positive for a banned substance in high school. The NCAA is giving him back one of those years.
Dec 14 - 5:49 PM

Georgia junior OT John Theus will return to school in 2015.

Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt made the announcement on Friday. Theus, a three-year starter, shifted from RT to LT this season. He played well, and started every game. The 6-foot-6, 298-pounder from Jacksonville, a former five-star recruit, had been leaning towards returning all season.
Dec 14 - 3:54 PM

Georgia head coach Mark Richt announced junior WR Malcolm Mitchell won't declare for the draft.

An expected decision. Mitchell assuredly has the tools of an NFL receiver, but he had a difficult time showing it this year while returning from ACL surgery and hauling in passes from the inconsistent Hutson Mason. Across eight games, Mitchell posted 28 receptions and three receiving touchdowns. Mitchell can also play corner, so don't be surprised if he plays both ways at some point in 2015.
Dec 14 - 3:21 PM

Georgia head coach Mark Richt announced junior DE/OLB Jordan Jenkins will return to school.

As recently as a few weeks ago, it appeared a near-lock that both Jenkins and Leonard Floyd would bolt for the NFL. A combination of a slow end to the season and, no doubt, a heck of a recruiting pitch by Richt changed both player's minds. Jenkins probably would have been a Day 2 pick had he declared for the draft.
Dec 14 - 2:42 PM

Georgia redshirt sophomore OLB Leonard Floyd will return to school for the 2015 season.

Floyd is part of a group who will play for Georgia for another season, and it is quite a bonus for the Bulldogs. Many ranked Floyd as a potential top 32 pick and the edge rusher even drew comparisons to Barkevious Mingo. Expect the long and fluid athlete to add some mass this offseason.
Dec 14 - 9:52 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Georgia junior DE/OLB Jordan Jenkins' family "is saying the junior will more than likely return to Athens for another season."

Pauline previously reported that Jenkins would enter the draft early, so this is clearly a situation to keep an eye on. The versatile Jenkins could be looking at a Day 2 selection if he opts in to the process. Pauline himself graded Jenkins as a preseason Round 3 prospect.
Dec 13 - 10:06 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that Georgia sophomore OLB Leonard Floyd now seems likely to return to school.

Pauline reported in October that Floyd would enter the draft early, but writes now that "much has changed the past six weeks." What has changed? Floyd "did not play well down the stretch," Pauline wrote. This is surprising news, as Floyd is projected first-round pick. In fact, ESPN's Mel Kiper wrote this week that Floyd "can land in the top half of Round 1 based on his upside as a pass-rusher."
Dec 13 - 8:33 PM

Georgia freshman RB Nick Chubb has been named The SEC Freshman of the Year.

The 5-foot-10, 228-pound Chubb also added First Team Coaches All-SEC honors, as well as being named First Team AP All-SEC. The Bulldogs prospect has rushed for 1,281 yards and 12 touchdowns on 186 carries, while averaging 6.9 yard a carry. Chubb became the 12th Bulldog in history to reach 1,000 yards rushing in a single season.
Dec 10 - 3:26 PM

Georgia sophomore OLB Leonard Floyd "can land in the top half of Round 1 based on his upside as a pass-rusher," writes ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"He's a bit raw, is really lean for an OLB at the NFL level, and can get pushed around when you run at him," Kiper wrote. "He doesn't profile as an every-down player early in his NFL career." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported last month that Floyd is likely to bolt for the NFL after this season. We see a first-rounder.
Dec 9 - 11:28 PM

Georgia senior ILB Ramik Wilson accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

The inside linebacker probably projects best on the outside in a 4-3 alignment due to his athleticism and speed. Wilson struggles to break away when offensive lineman get their mitts on him, and it's essential that he proves to scouts that he's improved in this area. Wilson is the type of prospect who could shoot up boards with an impressive off-season, or tumble into Day 3-afterthought territory.
Source: Senior Bowl
Dec 9 - 8:00 PM

Georgia senior C David Andrews accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

The 6-foot-2, 295-pound Andrews, a three-season starter, runs a 5.15 forty. He's a quick center who can get to the second level and pick off linebackers, though his balance and recovery agility have been questioned. Andrews is a Day 3 possibility.
Dec 4 - 10:10 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks believes Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley "was likely viewed as a borderline first-round selection in meeting rooms around the league" even before his ACL injury.

Brooks points out that only one of the NFL's top 10 current rushers was a first-round pick (Marshawn Lynch). "While executives around the league were certainly fascinated by [Gurley's] tantalizing combination of size, speed, burst and physicality at the position, they were unlikely to place a premium on nabbing a running back early in the first round when it appears there could be a wealth of options at the position (Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, Indiana's Tevin Coleman and Miami's Duke Johnson) that might offer better value at the bottom of Round 1 or on Day 2 (Rounds 2-3)," he wrote. Brooks seems to be implying that Gurley could or will drop out of Round 1. For the record, we disagree.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 3 - 6:59 PM

Former NFL scout John Middlekauff cites league sources saying to not expect Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley to fall out of the first-round.

"He’s an elite running back prospect, and the NFL people I have talked with don’t think the ACL is a big deal," Middlekauff writes. "He would have gone in the Top 15 pre-tear, and he should be ready by late-August, early-September." The former NFL evaluator suggest the Patriots or Broncos in the late first-round. We still consider Gurley a top 10 talent, and although he was hobbled by ailments in 2013, this is the running back's first major injury. He can be a foundation back for a team.
Dec 2 - 11:31 AM


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