Georgia has concerns about it’s quarterback, but, so does just about everyone else in the SEC East. A point that is presented by Vols writer, John Adams. The thing that gets me about is everyone is so high on Zach Mettenberger based on his G-Day performance. Don’t get me wrong, I was impressed too, but have some perspective. It came against a second-tier defense that was utilizing third-string players in a lot of places. Add to that, Mettenberger DID NOT have to deal with Cornelius Washington or Justin Houston. That makes a difference. Mettenberger did well, yes, but did he do so well that people outside of the program should be elevating him past Aaron Murray—no.
Chip Towers of the AJC talks about the correlation between a prospects recruit ranking out of high school as it relates to future NFL Draft status. The discussion as to why so many of Georgia’s players went as late as they did has been had more times than I’d like. However, it was only a year ago that we saw Massaquoi, Stafford, and Moreno go in the first two-rounds. If anything, the drop off has been on the defensive side of the ball. Hopefully the new regime will change that—starting with this season.
Christian LeMay, one of the nations top quarterback recruits for the 2011 class, is set to announce his top choice this coming Friday. That may seem a bit like showboating but, according to Radi Nabulsi of UGASports.com, his announcement is just as good as a commitment and it will be seen as such by Rivals. The leaders for his services are Georgia and Clemson but no one is for certain who he will choose on Friday.
The Atlanta Falcons list of undrafted free agents (UFA) includes TE, Colin Peek, from Alabama and Dmitri Nance, a running back, from Arizona State. The Dawgs got a good look at Nance last season when they played the Sun Devils in Sanford Stadium. He’s not a big guy, but he can hold his own against tough defenses. His performance last season netted him 92-yards on 25 carries (3.68 YPC).
A.J. Green and Clint Boling are already heading up the 2011 Mock Drafts for NFL prospects. That would definitely put the Georgia Bulldogs back on the right NFL track as far as exposure is concerned. I’d keep an eye on Justin Houston as well, if he has a strong season, there could be some chatter about him leaving sooner rather than later. A.J. Green, a possible No. 1? I’ll take that.
Aaron Murray is settling into his new role as the No. 1 quarterback, but he isn’t going to rest on his laurels one bit. Coach Richt has stated that Murray reminds him of ex-FSU quarterback, Casey Weldon. If you have no idea who that is, he’s the 1991 Heisman runner-up, read more on him here.