Georgia Football 2015 Pre-Season Depth Chart Is Not All Good News


Wake the kids, Bulldog Nation! The Georgia football 2015 Pre-Season Depth Chart has been released!

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The depth chart is out, the depth chart is out!

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What does it tell us? Nothing we want to know.

The headline is Brice Ramsey at number one quarterback. Ramesy’s name listed first means nothing. Someone has to run out when Coach Richt hollers, “Ones” on the first day, so it will be Ramsey. Faton Bauta gets the number two spot. Greyson Lambert isn’t even in school yet, so that’s an easy choice

That’s it, nothing to see here so we’ll move along.

The depth chart spells trouble at wide receiver. Isaiah McKenzie is a number one receiver along with Malcolm Mitchell. That’s not comforting. McKenzie made a splash last year and is even on the Hornung Award Watch List for the nation’s most versatile player, but the diminutive, though talented and willing, McKenzie’s six passes received for or 67 yards and a mere 13 total touches from scrimmage last year is no sign he is ready to start at wide receiver.

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The Bulldogs need Justin Scott-Wesley to get well and Reggie Davis to step up. The Dawgs also need the talented incoming freshman Terry Godwin to contribute immediately and Jayson Stanley and Michael Chigbu to be every down receivers before October. That is a lot of “needs to” for one position.

An interesting tidbit, Brandon Kublanow is the number one center and Isaiah Wynn the number one left guard. Perhaps a subtle indication of the differing perspectives of outgoing offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and offensive line coach Will Friend and incoming offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and offensive line coach Rob Sale. Kublanow started every game at left guard last season while Wynn appeared the heir apparent at center.

If one is channeling one’s inner Munson, there are dark clouds hovering over the running back position. Nick Chubb will be as spectacular as he is healthy, and there is no reason to believe he will not be healthy all year. However, under Chubb’s name is a pair of players that must bounce back from injury, Sony Michel and Keith Marshall.

On the other hand, if either of that pair are healthy then Brendan Douglas and A. J. Turman can handle the spot duty role of the third string tailback. Douglas has proven excellent as a fourth quarter clock muncher. And if either Douglas or Turman earn the two or three spot, all the better.

That’s still a lot of uncertainty on offense for a team that expects to play in the SEC Championship game. If Brian Schotteneimer pulls the offense together, he will have earned his paycheck.

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