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The NCAA has upheld Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley's suspension, meaning he can return on November 15 versus Auburn.

Gurley's suspension will last a total of four games. He has been practicing with the team and should be ready to fully contribute on November 15. He will miss the next two games against Kentucky and Missouri, and both schools should expect to see a lot of Nick Chubb.
Source: NCAA
Oct 31 - 9:16 AM

Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley's tussles with NCAA rules probably will not change his draft position, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Gurley's suspension warrants investigation but his alleged violations concern the NCAA, not the legal system, and therefore isn't likely to impact his draft status," writes Brugler. Indeed, there are some analysts including ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. who think that Gurley sitting for two games is a benefit, as it lessens the wear and tear on the bruising running back. Brugler notes that Gurley has drawn comparisons to the likes of Marshawn Lynch and former Ravens RB Jamal Lewis. In a stacked class, Gurley will probably be the first runner off the board.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 30 - 5:00 PM

Georgia redshirt senior QB Hutson Mason "doesn't have physical tools that stand out, but his confidence has improved in his first season as the starter."

Brugler notes that "with the success on the ground, Georgia hasn't had to rely on his arm to win games, but that could change vs. Florida's tough run defense." The Georgia prospect has completed 101 of 146 attempts for 1022 yards, ten touchdowns, and three interceptions this season.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 30 - 3:53 PM

The NCAA has told Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley he must sit an additional two games, bringing the total to four.

He would be eligible on November 15, which would be Georgia's game against Auburn. The school is appealing the ruling and the review will take place this week. The punishment is "for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia and other items over two years," the NCAA writes, adding Gurley must pay some of the money he received to a charity. The running back will miss games against Florida and Kentucky.
Source: NCAA
Oct 29 - 9:14 AM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl is impressed with Georgia freshman RB Nick Chubb's "vision and patience."

"Really like Nick Chubb's vision and patience. Don't see it often from Freshman. Also shows quick feet for 230+ RB," Weidl tweeted. While filling in for the suspended Todd Gurley, the 5-foot-10, 228-pound Chubb followed his breakout performance against Missouri (143 yards on 38 carries) with another huge game in Georgia's 45-32 win over Arkansas. Chubb rushed for 202 yards on 30 carries, and added two touchdowns. The Bulldogs prospect has now rushed for 345 yards on 68 carries in his first two career starts for Georgia.
Oct 28 - 2:42 PM

Georgia LBs Jordan Jenkins and Leonard Floyd will both enter the draft early, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"A month ago I was told Leonard Floyd (DE/OLB) would consider entering the draft after a good season but recent word is the true-sophomore will declare himself eligible at the end of the season," Pauline wrote. "So too will teammate Jordan Jenkins, whom I’m told is closing in on an agent and is a linebacker I’m very high on." Jenkins was an immediate contributor from the time he stepped onto campus, and has steadily improved from there. He had 31 tackles -- eight for loss -- and five sacks as a true freshman, and increased his production to 45 tackles, 12 for loss and five sacks as the 'JACK linebacker in Todd Grantham's 3-4 scheme last year.
Oct 24 - 8:18 PM

An AFC team executive believes the 2015 draft class is loaded with running backs.

"I've seen three big-time backs this fall," the executive said. "(Georgia's Todd) Gurley is special. (Wisconsin's Melvin) Gordon is better than any of the runners from the last draft class, and the kid at Indiana (Tevin Coleman) has rare explosiveness." The exec didn't mention Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, but some believe the Huskers prospect could flirt with the first round. Gurley is the best running back prospect to come out in the last several years. Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated ranks him as the No. 4 overall prospect, and ESPN's Todd McShay ranks him as the No. 7 prospect.
Oct 23 - 7:17 PM

Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel spoke with one NFL scout who believes Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley could be a top-16 pick.

Like others, the scout believes Gurley is improving his draft evaluation by missing time. "He can’t get hurt," the scout said, pointing to the fact that Gurley was one pace for a career high in carries. Georgia is applying for Gurley's reinstatement, and it will likely be granted. We would not argue with a team that selects Gurley in the top 15.
Oct 22 - 10:16 AM

Georgia is applying for junior RB Todd Gurley's reinstatement on Wednesday, according to a school announcement.

"The NCAA and UGA have been working together on Gurley's situation, so UGA's request seems almost assured of being approved," beat writer Seth Emerson writes. If granted, Gurley will likely be eligible to play in meaningful game action immediately. In the announcement, Gurley accepted responsibility for the mistakes he made and added he's excited to return to the field. The running back has missed the last two contests during the investigation.
Oct 22 - 9:30 AM

Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated ranks Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley as the No. 4 overall prospect.

"A lot in play here, from if Gurley's recent suspension will hurt his stock (unlikely) to whether or not a team would put enough of a premium on the RB position to take Gurley in the top 10 (highly unlikely)," Burke wrote. "Beneath it all is Gurley's unquestioned talent. He's an every-down back with immediate 1,000-yard potential." NFL scouts and analysts view Gurley's layoff as a positive, pleased that his tires have been saved mileage. ESPN's Todd McShay ranks Gurley as the No. 7 overall prospect.
Oct 21 - 11:13 PM

Georgia senior WR Chris Conley caught five passes for 128 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win versus Arkansas.

Conley has "solid hands and good enough speed," an AFC scout told last month. "He's a heady player in routes, really good at finding soft spots in zones." We think, best-case scenario, that he projects as a third or fourth receiver at the next level. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Conley has "good build-up speed, as well as the body control and soft hands to make tough receptions," CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote over the summer.
Oct 19 - 7:16 PM

Georgia senior CB Damian Swann had an interception in Saturday's win against Arkansas.

It was his second consecutive contest with a pick, and his third overall this season. All have come in big games (versus South Carolina, Missouri and Arkansas). Swann has long been a turnover machine. Last year, he forced eight (four interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries). He considered hopping to the NFL but ultimately decided to return to Athens.
Oct 19 - 7:01 PM

Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley did not travel with the team for Saturday's game against Arkansas.

Final news was expected today after school officials met with the NCAA, but all previous indications pointed to the running back not playing this week. Gurley did practice all week, however, but his status moving forward appears to be on a week to week basis.
Oct 17 - 11:01 AM

Georgia junior Todd Gurley's suspension "is privately viewed as a positive development in NFL circles," reports

"An NFC South scout this week said he has seen enough from the junior running back to tab him as the top prospect at his position and that the suspension should prevent unnecessary mileage on his legs," Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis wrote. We've yet to hear even one source insinuate that Gurley's stock was affected negatively by his autograph suspension. In fact, almost across the board, scouts and analysts have viewed the layoff as a positive, pleased that Gurley's tires will have less mileage when he enters the NFL.
Oct 16 - 8:21 PM

Georgia HC Mark Richt is "not anticipating" a change in junior RB Todd Gurley's status for Saturday's game against Arkansas, which likely means he will not play.

Richt previously stated he expected to hear a decision on Friday, but he obviously is not optimistic. After missing a handful of practices and a game against Missouri, Gurley has been practicing with the team this week. His absence impacts Georgia's success this season more than it negatively impacts his draft evaluation.
Oct 16 - 10:02 AM

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