Georgia Football: Dawgs Catching Some NFL Breaks?
In case you missed it over the weekend, Georgia picked up five of its most important commits for the 2015 season. They’re not guys you’ll see on the impressive list of 2015 commitments on Rivals or Scout, they’re much, MUCH more important.
Commited to the G baby
— L8F4➰➰ (@Floyd_XXXking) December 14, 2014
In addition to Leonard Floyd (who spent much of the year in the top half of many pundits’ draft boards), another edge rusher in Jordan Jenkins announced his 2015 return. As if the two of them and super freshman Lorenzo Carter weren’t horrifying enough this season. I expect the trio to spend a lot more time on the field together next year, as Jenkins proved in November his aptitude as a hand-on-the-ground end. That’s a damn shame for SEC offenses.
On offense, two cogs to Georgia’s most underrated unit (the OL) are back. Kolton Houston, long a victim of NCAA stupidity, was granted a 6th year of eligibility by the governing body that robbed him of three. His left side counterpart John Theus is also set to return, meaning 4 of 5 starters from an O-line that dominated almost every opponent played this year are back.
Last but not least, Malcolm Mitchell will be back for a fifth year, and I expect him to blow up in 2015. He was never quite healthy this year after his 2013-ending ACL injury at Clemson, but started to emerge as the Mitchell of old as the season wore on. His return will go a long ways to offsetting the departures of Chris Conley and Michael Bennett.
We haven’t reached the offseason yet, so the random rash of attrition that we know is coming hasn’t hit. With these guys returning, though, we get to start 2015 at plus-5.