DWS, just the fact that CW lines up with Abry Jones, Jenkins and or Geathers, going to be tough running against this crew.
Unless I miss my bet, think that Jenkins and Geathers will see a lot of action together forming a four man front when we visit South Carolina. Would not be surprised to see some of that formation against Missouri. Lots of depth this year on the defensive line, will not look anything like what South Carolina has seen from UGA recently. Realizing that these young men played against South Carolina last season, but from what yankeedawg1 has said, this group is ready to play.
There are some serious young men that are going to give the #1's a breather this year, believe we are going to see a couple of surprises from Grantham that we have not seen before. Believe that Grantham is going to "Let the Dawg's Out". Something tells me that we are going to see some names that we are not that familiar with, considering we have many open slots left to fill, if we choose to do so. Beginning to get that "spirit" back, hoping it does not backfire on me. really want to know when we are in places like JAX or the "Columbia's" that I can "truly believe" we can win.
One more thing . . . would love to know just how fast CW is. There was much talk last season and the year before about his straight line speed. One thing for sure, when he goes to the NFL combine, all of us will get the true numbers. CW is going to be an outstanding pro, and I believe that he learned a valuable lesson last season when he veered off course.
I am with you DWS on CW.
Hope that your Dad is progressing.
Go Dawgs . . . . or . . . "Let the Dawgs Out" . . . know that they have been Coached Up!
I'll jump in. Honestly, I don't get too excited by anyone on this years recruiting class, I hate to say it.
Overall, my pick for D impact this year BETTER be Ray Drew. I say let this young man put one hand on the ground if that's what he's most comfortable doing. Play to his strengths. Cut him loose and let him have at a few QBs. But I'm worried. I think he'll either be the STUD or the DUD this year. I'm optimistic and I believe Grantham really IS a good coach, so I'm going with STUD.
I'm concerned about the D this year. Too many "fine young men" have made too many "head-where-the-sun-don't-shine" mistakes this year, and we need Malcolm Mitchell back on the offense. I think we will need to lean on that kid. I think the D won't be ready for a speed game early enough, and Missouri may show us up on that count. On offense, our QB performs his best against the weakest teams, his worst against the best. That also worries me. If IC can manage to overcome a hangnail, he may well prove to be all that and a box of Cracker Jacks.
So I'll go out on my optimistic limb and call out Ray Drew.
thriller having watched some film on Ray Drew (high school film) the one thing that sticks out to me is his quickness. A young man with his size has the tools that many look for. Agree with you, he needs to show his wares this season. Ray was not recruited to sit on the bench. Thinking on this side is that Grantham has higher than high expectations for Jordan Jenkins, allowing Ray to become very familiar with defensive end play in the tough SEC.
I feel that Grantham wants this defense to shine this season, especially against Spurrier and his squad. Will be surprised if we don't see a couple of "new names" seeing a lot of action early on preparing for SS and his antics. Going to lose a lot of players to the NFL, have to believe that these young warriors are going to play with added spirit this season.
With you on calling Ray Drew out. Also agree with AM using his talent base. Two tight ends that could very well change our entire season.
I think the first two weeks of the season, the defense needs to have the impact player.
I believe Missouri thinks they are going to be able to throw against us... With that being said, I believe one of our impact players this season will be Damian Swann. We need him to be in week two. We need Malcolm Mitchell to be an Impact player as well, early on defense, and late on offense.
I am with you Buc, give me two GOOD TE, which we seem to have at least two, and a good FB with great hands, and I will give you many great formations, that will confuse a defense. I want to see the FB catching a lot of balls this season.
My two cents... Have much to say about TE across the middle and FB out of the backfield..
DWS asked which defensive player would make the most impact beside Jarvis Jones. Defense is our bread and butter Buc.
Now the question is also who would make the biggest impact on the offensive side besides Murray, I would have to put my money on Jay Rome and a real close second would be a tie with Crowell or T. King.
The offensive side of the ball has so much talent that it could be a pick em on who besides Murray would make a big impact this year.