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INSIDER: Georgia Bulldogs' Practice Observations

August 13, 2022
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ATHENS - The Georgia Bulldogs had their first scrimmage in Sanford Stadium during fall practice today, and they play the Oregon Ducks in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in just three Saturdays. 

There are certainly questions that have yet to be clearly answered by Kirby Smart and company with 21 days until the 2022 campaign kicks off. 

Who is the starting corner going to be opposite of Kelee Ringo? Is the defensive line going to be effective enough? Will they be able to replenish the linebacker core after losing three to the NFL? Is this offense really going to be that explosive?

Media was only allowed in the stadium for a very brief period to view the team warming up for their scrimmage. This limits the report, but here is what I saw:

Offense

  • Quarterbacks
    • In some passing drills, Stetson Bennett was a little inaccurate
      • A couple of his throws on out routes were pretty low
    • Carson Beck is the QB2. It was obvious in Spring and it is obvious now
    • Brock Vandagriff still needs to work on his touch
      • This is just from what I’ve seen
  • Running backs
    • Daijun Edwards
      • He is very shifty
      • Todd Monken and Dell McGee praised him the other day, and I think he will get a fair amount of touches
  • Wide Receivers
    • Kearis Jackson looks to be back healthy and in shape
      • His side to side movement was very fluid and he shows some separation ability with the ball in his hands in the one 7-on-7 play I saw
  • Tight Ends
    • The “order” is:
      • Brock Bowers, Arik Gilbert, Darnell Washington, Oscar Delp
      • This does not mean Washington is going to be on the sidelines, but in terms of being a receiver, this seems to be the order they have been sticking with 
  • Offensive Line
    • You can’t take much from the simple drills they were doing
    • They were rotating guys in no particular order (in my opinion)
    • Warren McClendon had some good battles with Nolan Smith
    • Sedrick Van Pran-Granger and Zion Logue were going at it
      • Those two lineman are their leaders in that group

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Defense

  • Cornerbacks
    • Kamari Lassiter seems to be the no. 2 corner opposite of Ringo
      • Nyland Green followed Lassiter in drills
      • Green is more athletically gifted from everything I have seen of the two. That does not necessarily mean he is the better corner
    • William Poole was not in drills with them
  • Linebackers
    • It was very difficult to see what was going on with the inside guys 
    • I was very far away from them and a lot of them had their jerseys rolled up
    • Outside linebackers
      • This is one of their strongest and most experienced position groups
      • Chazz Chmabliss and Robert Beal are going to share time on the other side of Smith, but they may just rotate the three guys
  • Defensive Line
    • Zion Logue has a long reach
    • He is going to be in that starting spot next to Jalen Carter
 
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