Georgia-Auburn 2014: 5 Players to Watch Besides Todd Gurley, Nick Marshall

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Oct 4, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs tight end Jeb Blazevich (83) breaks a tackle by Vanderbilt Commodores defensive back Torren McGaster (5) during the first quarter at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Jeb Blazevich – Georgia Tight End

Auburn knows Georgia will want to run the ball, and they’ll be keying on Todd Gurley and Nick Chubb, and probably stacking to box often during the game. They’ll want to force Georgia QB Hutson Mason to get the ball downfield in the air.

Blazevich has had an impressive freshman campaign, and seems to be getting better every week. With Auburn Safeties creeping up to the line, and their corners locked into man coverage with the Georgia split ends and flankers, Blazevich could have some huge opportunities to get into the soft part of the Auburn zone in the middle of the field.

If Blazevich can catch a few passes and use his size an strength to gain extra yards after contact, he’ll put Georgia in some very easily convertable down and distances. This in turn, will cause Auburn to back off the line a little if they get burned enough, giving the Bulldog running backs a few more holes.

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