*Leonard Floyd # 27 overall # 4 at his position maybe 1st round because he does have a motor, had issues actually tackling the QB chased them a lot though. When he is motivated, can take over a game. He was not motivated here. He came in late here because of grades. He will show great in combines. These measurables are where he shines. Leonard’s Wonderlic score might be low.
OT John Theus # 88 overall 10th at his position 3rd round maybe. Should have many great years in the NFL. 1st team to pick him up will be making great move. He needs a great combine. John’s Wonderlic score as I see it will be VERY HIGH.
OLB Jordan Jenkins # 94 overall # 9 at his position 3rd round many NFL years ahead of him big contract lots of money. He needs great combine. His wonderlic score will be very important to him too.
WR Malcolm Mitchell # 134 overall ranked 19th at his position 4th round. He needs a great combine. He will have a top Wonderlic score. His measureables while they might not be great he must show-off at the combines. Our guys have been given too many of them bad advice that they are better off standing on what they did rather be measured at the combines. This would be a mistake for all of them as I see it. They ALL need great combines.
BIG DROP-OFF AFTER THIS :
K Marshall Morgan # 302 overall # 3 kicker. I think he will make it in NFL. Has huge tragedy to get over. Might need help to do so. He did not know. He was just making a jarring tackle. They do that in the NFL. Kickers especially are coveted for that. The man did get feeling back in his arms and legs. It was not Marshall Morgan’s fault. I know anyone wanting to draft him will face him up with lots of questions about how he feels about it. We did not give him the counseling he needed. Great personal tragedy for both and for ALL of us. A team will draft him because it was not his fault and they will get him the counseling we did not here and we should have. He needs great combines and needs a top Wonderlic score.
Many of our guys here on down NEED EVERYTHING they can get to get the millions up for grabs here by just these few Bulldogs.
We are losing 22 guys here, and did not recruit enough to replace them all – as you can readily see in this post.
FB Quayvon Hicks # 310 overall # 7 FB projected 7th round. We jerked him around. Obviously if he skips combines or does poorly and poorly on Wonderlic he might drop out of the draft. That would be devastating to his career. I believe he will be drafted. I believe he will do well. I have no idea why he was jerked around here a lot. It never made ANY sense to me, as with many of our players. Get a guy like this, have the NFL say they will draft him and we really sat him on the bench. We really did. I would have recruited more guys like him, and would have played him as Starter every game. Crazy how he was NOT.
LS Nathan Theus # 321 overall # 1 long snapper projected 7th round. Not sure he will be drafted or not but I am sure he will have the highest Wonderlic score of all our players. He needs great combines too. I think a bit player who does long snaps only is maybe too limited a role for 53-man roster. Certainly have to be an area of need to be a 7th round pick.
DE Josh Dawson # 346 overall # 30 defensive end. projected maybe 7th round. They will tell him he has to be a LB in the NFL. If he has any hope of 7th round pick, his combines will figure very highly in that. If he is not invited uphill battble for roster spot. Wonderlic is not issue with him. Measureables are.
ILB Jake Ganus # 352 overall # 16 ILB. Not projected to even be invited the combines. That would be VERY UNFAIR. Will score top score on Wonderlic. Will I think measure up at Combines. If someone talks him out of competing, he will go undrafted. His Pro Day might be his best bet. He and his wife need this. He deserves it ! Let Jake come to the combines and show you !
HUGE STRETCH these guys get invited to combines or get drafted :
RB Keith Marshall # 534 overall # 39 running back and it is expected that Keith Marshall did not get invited to the Combines. He has not had a chance to show what he can do. I believe when he does, that some team might add him to their roster. He came in with measureables where he shined. He leaves that way. No team figures to use a draft pick on him. His shelf life is short now already. I question this move to stay NFL Draft when new coach might have actually shown him off – the old one NEVER had plays designed for him. He is not a between the tackles guy. He’s not. He is an out in space kind of a guy. Skilled guy. Quality man. Everyone pulling for him.
WR Justin Scott-Wesley # 611 overall # 76 wide receiver. He’s done. Not sure why they list him. Thanks Justin. Good job here sir ! Most lists do not even list him.
DT Chris Mayes # 645 overall # 47 DT. Figures not to be invited combines but if he is he needs to go and have a great combines. Pro Day best bet. He can play.
DE Sterling Bailey # 654 overall # 53 DE will be slotted at LB. Between man the NFL is not kind to them. This man can play.
TE Jay Rome # 676 overall # 34 TE. Not getting invited the way we NEVER threw to ANY Tight Ends with Mike Bobo the year before last nor this most recent season without Mike Bobo. Been an issue for this team. This man can play. He should have been beefed-up more. His frame could’ve handled it. He’s got to do that now. Not sure how any team would get interested in him and it’s too bad because he is better TE than some TE in the NFL.
C Hunter Long # 700 overall # 25 Center. Maybe if we could’ve done something some of these guys might have been recognized. Just really poor coaching here for years. Best bet Pro Day. Can use his degree and get a job. I did.
CB Devin Bowman # 769 overall # 77 cornerback. Use degree get a great job like me.
OT Kolton Houston # 518 overall ranked # 40 at his position, not expected to be in 7 rounds of NFL Draft and therefore not expected that he got invited to the combines. Not sure why those who did get invited did not say so ? They all got the invites last week.
No one has EVEN done a story on it.
Like many topics, if I do not say it – it doesn’t get said. When I do, they copycat me.
Only NOT as well as I.
And, they are AFRAID to call it like it is.
I am not.
I know nothing else.
These are the top 1000 in the NFL Draft 2016. Only those who will be drafted are supposed to be at the combines. Last year, we ruined our pro day by not preparing here at UGA for the pro day. It was more a celebration than a showing off. It needs to be showing off. We need to insure we do that for all these guys.
There are others leaving in the Great Exodus in this the last of the Dream Team that are outside the top 1000 players as CBS calls it at this site.
Starting Defensive Tackle : James DeLoach, Starter 3 games this season ! Way to go sir !
Starter as Kicker : Patrick Beless, got to play vs Southern University Baton Rouge, also was our only Starting Kicker the 1st two games of 2013 when Marshall Morgan was suspended those 2 games. Made all his field goals and extra points ! Thanks Patrick !
Starting Wide Receiver 2015 season Kenneth Towns ! He personally won 2 games for Coach Kirby Smart’s predecessor. Imagine how those 2 games go without Kenneth Towns and his season. My God, his season ! Thank you Thank you Thank You ! Kenneth Towns Started for us 2015 ! A real success story in my book !
Starting Punter : Collin Barber, was our Punter the 1st 10 games then we made our Starting QB the only Starting QB on the roster, the Punter and watched him throw a pass off his back foot no follow through on a botched-fake punt. Just junk. Collin, thanks for your efforts. Sorry your career ended like that sir !
Starting Outside Linebacker Junior Tim Kimbrough Started last 7 games of the season 2015 for us with strong NFL future, then before the exams lost his Starting Job last game regular season and came in off the bench hiding it from us that what ? Then, the day after the Final Exams, he was not allowed to practice and the interim coach could no longer lie about it and said he was suspended. Duh. Not at practice. He might have to declare for the NFL Draft maybe even Supplemental NFL Draft. Really bad situation going on here, and his parents really need to GATA. Come on Tim ! We’re all rooting for you. Is this grades ? If so, he can try to get them up by Fall. Come on Tim ! You can do it ! Will not be invited to Combines unless he comes back next year, makes the team, and then will be.
They deserve it damn it !
Work on our Pro Day Kirby, and make it SUCCESSFUL by insuring they will be successful Kirby.
In the past, many Georgia Bulldogs who REALLY NEEDED to COMPETE in the NFL Combines and put on a GREAT SHOW, did not even bother to show-up. Whoever gives them this type of advice is wrong. You need to go and you need to do well. It is quite a privilege to be invited as you can see and if you are, you need to accept and be there.
22 gone and not 22 signed when our roster was not full anyway with all these 22 gone.
ESPN says we have 5 Scholarships available.
This just pinpoints – these 22- that we have FAILED to replace these guys and we were short at Quality Depth Kirby said and specifically at OL Kirby said.