ATHENS — The faces and the names change, and the nuances of the offensive and defensive schemes shift yearly, however the “G” stays the identical for Georgia soccer.
A part of the magic of school soccer is the connection and affinity followers have with the totally different gamers as they cycle via.
The 2021 group, like these earlier than it, has a mixture of veterans, returning gamers shifting up the depth chart and newcomers wanting to burst on the scene and make an instantaneous affect.
There are new names to look at for in every place group, and never essentially as a result of they’ll be beginning.
Some gamers are extra intriguing than others, from the standpoint of the place they’re at of their growth, or what their expectations had been after they arrived.
Listed below are essentially the most intriguing gamers in every place group on offense approaching the halfway level of spring drill this week:
Will Beck the subsequent man up at quarterback by the beginning of the season?
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Beck has made strides having a fall season of follow reps behind him and now some spring practices. Stetson Bennett has an apparent benefit along with his expertise and confirmed savvy.
The jury is out on how shortly rifle-armed incoming freshman Brock Vandagriff can grasp UGA’s Professional Model offense.
Bear in mind, All-Time SEC passing chief and former UGA participant Aaron Murray reported final fall that Beck appeared higher than every other Bulldogs’ quarterback throughout a scrimmage.
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The guess right here is Beck will look superb within the G-Day Recreation in April.
Edwards confirmed operating expertise in his restricted alternatives final season and is amongst those that will get extra spring work with Kenny McIntosh sidelined in the course of spring drills on account of a dislocated elbow.
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Edwards has simply sufficient energy and pace — and runs with a slippery fashion that forestalls groups from getting clear pictures — to consider he may very well be issue. Departing senior captain Monty Rice stated Edwards is a participant to regulate.
Receiver: Justin Robinson
Jermaine Burton takes over as WR1 with George Pickens sidelined indefinitely by a torn ACL, however the 6-4, 220-Robinson has the dimensions and potential to be a difference-making participant if he can keep his depth.
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Robinson has nice toughness and the type of physicality Kirby Sensible likes to see from his receivers on the perimeter. One UGA staple is to have receivers who’re expert and bodily sufficient to dam and spring house runs. Robinson can catch and block, however to what extent stays to be seen.
When Sensible was requested concerning the offensive plans shifting ahead with out Pickens, he stated it will be greater than only a receiver problem, and the primary of the talent place gamers he named was Bowers.
The true freshman tight finish from California has impressed in exercises, even whereas he must get higher along with his route operating and consistency. Bowers has a legit likelihood to make affect performs this season.
There’s a variety of expertise and potential within the UGA offensive line assembly room, and Jones (6-4, 315) has the type of expertise and footwork that has led many to consider he may very well be a future NFL first-round decide.
Proper now, nevertheless, Jones is preventing simply to get within the beginning lineup coming into his second yr, and there’s going to be a giant push behind him from fellow 5-star Amarius Mims (6-7, 330).
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2020 Freshman All-American Warren McClendon doesn’t plan on shedding his beginning job at proper sort out, and redshirt sophomore Xavier Truss needs to construct on his begin at left sort out within the bowl sport.
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Time will inform if Jones has the ability, power and data of the playbook to begin his second season.
Probably the most intriguing Georgia soccer gamers on protection.