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Georgia redshirt junior edge rusher Leonard Floyd "is still searching for consistency, but he has the potential to be one of the nation's most disruptive pass rushers," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"A movable chess piece on the Georgia defense, Floyd can attack backfields from different angles, lining up anywhere," Brown wrote. "He had six sacks and three forced fumbles last year, and his numbers are likely to improve as a junior in a group that also features talented pass rushers in Jordan Jenkins and Lorenzo Carter." The analyst ranks Floyd (12.5 sacks and 18 TFL over the past two seasons) as the No. 61 player in the nation.
Aug 3 - 10:25 PM

In the eyes of NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter, Georgia senior TE Jay Rome "has not met expectations so far" but remains an intriguing prospect.

"His NFL frame and athleticism are obvious, as he is a mismatch nightmare when he escapes down the seam, and he also has the short-area quickness to exploit second-level defenses," Reuter wrote. "Given a healthy season and ample opportunities in the Bulldogs' run-heavy attack, Rome could become a heavily valued prospect by the end of the process." The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Rome has made only 30 catches across three years for the Bulldogs.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 3 - 3:38 PM

Georgia senior edge rusher Jordan Jenkins is "not as explosive of an athlete as teammate Leonard Floyd, but he teams with Floyd and sophomore Lorenzo Carter to form a lethal combination of versatile pass rushers for coordinator Jeremy Pruitt," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"Playing what's essentially a stand-up defensive end role, the 6-foot-3, 253-pound Jenkins had five sacks, 9 ½ tackles for loss and 70 total tackles last year, making strides while still not reaching his full potential," Brown wrote. The scribe grades Jenkins as the No. 9 linebacker and No. 72 overall player in the sport. Jenkins, a former five-star recruit, earned Georgia's Most Improved Player award in 2014.
Jul 31 - 9:38 PM

Georgia QB commit Jacob Eason "already looks physically like a leaner version of [Christian] Hackenberg," writes ESPN's Travis Haney.

Eason, whose commitment isn't binding, is entering his senior year in high school. "His size (6-foot-5) and arm power has drawn comparisons to former UGA QB Matt Stafford," Haney wrote. "By no coincidence, Eason chose Georgia in part because of his affinity for Stafford’s game."
Jul 26 - 5:38 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter argues that Georgia sophomore RB Nick Chubb is the early favorite to get named to the 2015 All-American first-team.

The 5-foot-10, 220-pound sophomore put up 1,547 rushing yards and 14 scores as a true freshman last season even though he spent half the year behind Todd Gurley. "It won't be surprising if Chubb's elite blend of power, speed, and balance -- and an outstanding offensive line -- gets him to 2,000-plus yards this season," Reuter wrote. Only two things stand in the way of that prediction: 1.) Health. 2.) Georgia's ridiculous backfield depth.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 26 - 2:24 PM

Georgia senior WR Malcolm Mitchell told reporters at SEC Media Days that his days as a two-way player may be over.

Mitchell played a little cornerback a couple of seasons ago, but he doesn't anticipate following in former Michigan State star Tony Lippett's footsteps in 2015 and pulling off the two-way trick regularly. "I need to prove that I can play a full healthy season at one position first," Mitchell said. Mitchell was the star of the show last week, bringing to the event a recently published children's book that he authored. "I have a passion for reading to kids and a passion for reading in general," Mitchell said. Mitchell caught 31 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns last season.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 19 - 4:20 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown grades Georgia junior G Greg Pyke as the No. 15 offensive lineman in the country.

"Todd Gurley and Nick Chubb are two of the most talented running backs in years, but partial credit for their ability to average over seven yards per carry goes to the offensive line," Brown wrote. "The best of the four returning starters who will block for Chubb this year is Pyke, a right guard who broke out as an All-SEC performer in his first season in the lineup." The 6-foot-6, 313-pound Pyke is quick and technically sound, getting into proper position and then not giving ground due to a strong base. He's so athletic that he was a stud lacrosse player in high school. "I was so much bigger than most of the guys, and I was always getting penalized for a high stick to the neck," Pyke told the Times Free Press last year. "I would get so many penalties in lacrosse that I figured I might as well play a contact sport in which hitting was encouraged."
Jul 17 - 8:10 PM

LSU sophomore RB Leonard Fournette believes "hands down, (Georgia sophomore) Nick Chubb is the best running back in the SEC."

Chubb might be the best running back in the nation, but Fournette was the one generating all the buzz out of high school. Both produced quality freshman campaigns and are expected to be the foundation of their respective offenses. Georgia does have more depth at the position.
Jul 16 - 12:10 PM

Georgia listed redshirt sophomore Brice Ramsey as the starting QB in the school's first depth chart, but head coach Mark Richt says the competition is still open.

"Just so everybody understands, our QB race is wide open and we will decide on a starter sometime during preseason practice! Go Dawgs!" Richt tweeted. Georgia's quarterback situation is very uncertain with Ramsey, Faton Bauta and transfer Greyson Lambert. Brian Schottenheimer is in his first year as the school's offensive coordinator.
Jul 14 - 9:55 AM

Former Georgia redshirt freshman QB Jacob Park will transfer to TCU or Texas, according to Radi Nabulsi of UGA Sports.

Park visited Alabama a few weeks ago but will choose between one of these two Big 12 programs. The former four-star recruit will be forced to sit out the 2015 season wherever he transfers, so Park could theoretically be Trevone Boykin's replacement in 2016.
Jul 13 - 8:54 AM

With the First Pick's Jon Dove calls Georgia redshirt junior edge rusher Leonard Floyd the draft's most overrated prospect.

"Floyd gained the attention of draft evaluators because of his elite athleticism," Dove wrote. "He features an explosive first step, change of direction ability and a non-stop motor which helps him make impact plays. Floyd has shown the ability to get after the quarterback as well as hold up in coverage." Using those skills, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Floyd logged 55 tackles and three forced fumbles last year and has 12.5 sacks and 18 TFL over the past two seasons. Dove wonders if his game will translate to the next level. "It’s his lack of bulk and ability to hold up against the run that causes concern," he wrote. "It’s hard to justify taking a one-dimensional player early in the first round."
Jul 11 - 7:34 PM

Georgia sophomore LB Lorenzo Carter "gives [defensive coordinator Jeremy] Pruitt a wealth of options to work with," notes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

Last season, the Bulldogs boasted a wealth of talent at linebacker with Amarlo Herrera and Ramik Wilson on the inside and Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins on the outside in an attacking 3-4 scheme. Herrera and Wilson are now gone, but the Bulldogs may not experience much of a dropoff with Carter seeing more playing time. He finished with 41 tackles, seven tackles for loss and 4 1/2 sacks in limited action last year. "He's a versatile 6-foot-6, 242-pound pass rusher who can be moved around the formation and could turn out to be a bigger star than either Floyd or Jenkins," Brown wrote.
Jul 10 - 4:01 PM

Georgia senior WR Malcolm Mitchell is healthy and "ready to lead" the Bulldogs receiving group, according to Edward Aschoff of ESPN.

"His devastating knee injury in 2013 was one thing, but having lingering knee issues in 2014 had to be incredibly frustrating," Aschoff writes. Mitchell caught 31 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns last season after missing the first four games. At one time Mitchell was expected to be Georgia's next star and a possible two way player, but his impact and development has been limited for multiple reasons.
Source: ESPN
Jul 9 - 10:15 AM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah highlighted Georgia edge rusher Leonard Floyd's ability to win with an inside counter move along with his speed on the outside.

The specific play showed Floyd lining up outside of the right tackle, taking an initial step on the edge then working inside to create separation and close. The Georgia pass rusher has drawn comparisons to Barkevious Mingo and should contend for a first round grade in his (likely) final season.
Jul 9 - 9:36 AM

Georgia redshirt junior edge rusher Leonard Floyd "is a freakish athlete capable of triggering false starts from tackles who are worried about his upfield burst off the snap," notes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"He's a long-levered edge rusher who can get his hands on tackles first and create leverage for himself as he bends around the corner," Zierlein wrote. "He has a terrific closing burst to the ball and has the potential to take a huge step forward this season in terms of his pass-rush game. Floyd could use more play strength, but his ability to rush the passer and drop in coverage is first rate." The analyst ranks Floyd as the No. 5 edge rusher in the country. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder had 55 tackles and three forced fumbles last year and has 12.5 sacks and 18 TFL over the past two seasons.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 8 - 12:59 AM


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