Georgia football has had turnover this offseason. Coordinators, Players leaving for the NFL, and the transfer portal. But many have focused on a QB and the change at offensive coordinator. That is usually a big concern when looking at a college football team.
Most in the media talk about Beck, Bowers, or the defense, which are all deserving of speculation and accolades. But there is a significant key everyone is missing and that’s Sedrick Van Pran.
Van Pran is the primary key for Georgia in this 2023 season. Van Pran is not only a leader and a captain on this Georgia squad. But he is probably the most underrated player on the roster.
Van Pran has started over 30 games for Georgia in the past two seasons and played in 34 games over the past three. For an offensive lineman, game experience is the best thing for you.
Van Pran has gotten accolades like outland trophy watchlist, being named Preseason Media Days All-SEC First Team, and he deserves every bit of it. But he has been overlooked when it comes to the offensive questions many have raised this offseason.
Now, I am not saying people do not understand the offensive line position and for that matter center, I am just saying it is often overlooked. A center, outside of the QB is the most important position in football.
A QB leans on a center to call out fronts and blitzes every single play. The QB needs this to make decisions pre-snap. With Beck most likely being the new starter at QB for Georgia, he is going to lean heavily on Van Pran.
This eases worries about Beck’s inexperience. Having a veteran offensive line helps, but having a veteran Center helps even more for a young QB. So while everyone else worries about Beck and Bobo, don’t. Van Pran is going to alleviate the burden off of Beck’s shoulders.
The Dawgs Offensive Line is going to be one of if not the best line in the entire country. The star of that line is Van Pran. Van Pran is the best player on the best offensive line in the country. Van Pran deserves more praise from the fanbase and the media. Furthermore, he is the biggest key to Georgia’s key to success for a third title in a row.