Robinson was a state champion powerlifter at Germantown, and Brown estimated he squatted about 600 pounds and deadlifted just above that. McIntosh and Milton have also had a number of injuries during their career. As it stands, FitzPatrick is the only player to depart Todd Hartleys tight end room since the end of last season. With Nick Chubb and Sony Michel ahead of him on the depth chart in 2015, Marshall played sparingly and only received double digit carries three times.
Bruce recalled being at the first day of summer workouts and directing a cut-and-burst drill for the players, who patiently waited for their turn. Nick Chubb, RB: Chubb had one of the greatest freshman seasons for a running back in college football history. Bruce said Robinson felt comfortable in Athens, built a good relationship with the coaches and liked the program for his intended major, which Bruce thinks will be biology. Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman noted all the experience that Nakobe Dean gained in his time at Georgia. Next seasonappears to be a make or break season for Carter and it will be interested to see how he performs under new coach Kirby Smart. Lorenzo Carter, DE: Carter had a strong freshman year making five starts with 41 tackles, seven tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. It took Bruce all of one look at, In my mind, he's one of the top 10 backs in the country. He tore his ACL midway through his sophomore season and struggled with injuries in 2014 that made him take a redshirt. Jenkins never had a real breakout season but was a model of consistency. Terry Godwin, ATH: The TaxSlayer Bowl was hopefully a good indication of whats to come for Godwin. His best season was 2013, with 43 tackles, six sacks and eight tackles for loss. As a freshman, however, Marshall and fellow North Carolina prospect Todd Gurley (a four-star recruit), combined to be one of the best backfields in the conference. Physically, he looked like a senior in high school as a 14-year-old, Bruce said. That should encourage Georgia to use its tight ends all of them in a variety of ways. But neither has gotten the workload that either White or Cook had last season. In addition to his physicality and athleticism was the maturity he showed on a regular basis, whether it was demonstrating the work ethic required to be a varsity back or buying into what it means to be part of a team. 213 pick. He took a step back in 2015, however, with just 19 tackles and two forced fumbles in 13 games (two starts). Robinson continued to wow over the course of his junior season and capped off the year with 121 carries for 1,179 yards and 15 touchdowns. Georgia had 15 players taken in the 2022 NFL Draft, an all-time record. Availability will be just as crucial to their success as their breakaway speed or pass-catching ability.
Crowell transferred to AlabamaState and declared for the NFL Draft after the 2013 season. Even after Robinsons many exploits, his recruitment hadnt amounted to much going into his junior season. John FitzPatrick had just five receptions last year. But not all of those contributors carried an equal amount of weight. Bruce explained that even though the first impression of the well-built ninth-grader was based on his look, Robinson quickly backed it up with his work on the practice field. It's nearly impossible to try to describe over the phone it's just kind of something you have to witness.. Jordan Jenkins, DE: Jenkins played 52 games (44 starts) over his four-year career at Georgia. Still, Robinson comes to Georgia with plenty of promise as one of two running back signees in the 2022 class, the other being three-star Andrew Paul. You know, if he were to stay healthy, he's definitely the kind of back that their offense seems to be built for, said Scott Brown, Germantowns interim head coach in 2021. We support responsible gambling. Robinsons dedication has put him in excellent position to follow in the footsteps of players like Chubb. When he was on speaker phone with running backs coach Jay Harbaugh, he was talking about how he was shocked he hadnt heard of me, and he loved my game. Theres optimism when it comes to what Georgia has in its running back room this coming season. He has declared for the 2016 NFL Draft. Why Ainias Smith's arrest is a brutal blow for an A&M team that already had a small margin for error, Will Anderson Jr. reacts to Jimbo Fisher's comments, idea of sitting out ahead of the NFL Draft, 4-star wide receiver narrows list to 3 SEC programs, Alabama commit nails long-range, crosswind field goal in training, Around The Horn reacts to Will Levis' eating habits, Kirby Smart discusses transfer portal strategy, Jimbo Fisher gets a laugh out of Kirby Smart deal: 'I get 2-percent', Arkansas adds Austin Peay infield transfer, Dabo Swinney responds to criticism of DJ Uiagalelei with humorously colorful language, 10 things I'm absolutely overreacting to after SEC Media Days, Comedian Joey Mulinaro hilariously parodies coaches' break room interaction at SEC Media Days, SEC Media Days 2022: Every SEC coach ranked by how many words said during opening statements, Former SEC Network, ESPN reporter joins Amazon's NFL coverage. Broderick Jones will be in his first full season as the starting left tackle, while Warren McClendon and Sedrick Van Pran return once again. 041622 Athens: Georgia head coach Kirby Smart talks with Georgia defensive lineman Warren Brinson (97) during the G - Day game at Sanford Stadium Saturday, April 16, 2022, in Athens, Ga. (Jason Getz / Jason.Getz@ajc.com), Georgia football winners and losers following 2022 NFL Draft, John FitzPatrick: Atlanta Falcons take Georgia football tight end in 2022 NFL Draft, As Kirby Smart issues challenge, Sedrick Van Pran takes up mantle of being a Georgia football leader. The Bulldogs should have the players capable of getting there. He got like three out of four reps or something. But their later selections indicated that Georgias offensive line has a higher ceiling in this coming season. Robinson is now enrolled at Georgia as he works toward one day joining the list of elite Bulldogs running backs. Chubb was also an AP and Coach All-SEC first team selection. While those who know Robinson best understand hell have to work hard for whatever comes next, theyve seen enough to feel confident about what hell do next. Just bizarre, crazy stuff like that, Bruce said. The attention on Germantowns top tailback grew over the course of the fall, but those who watched him on a daily basis never saw anything about him change. Bruce joined the Mavericks staff as running backs coach, meaning he worked with Robinson every single day.
Follow Corey on Twitter @CoreyLong. If he can return to full health, Chubb should be in line for another 1,000-plus yard season regardless of how much time he shares with Michel. It took a while for his recruitment to pick up, but once it did it was a near-nonstop ride until Robinson committed to Georgia last July.
He was named a Freshman All-American but several publications and was named to the All-SEC first team in 2015. In my mind, he's one of the top 10 backs in the country. But those selections also tell us a little bit about what Georgia brings back next season. We do not target any individuals under the age of 21. Georgia might be even more reliant on its tight ends next season in part because of the lack of depth when it comes to the wide receiver room. It may take some time for the 5-foot-10, 220-pound true freshman to make his mark in Athens, but his coaches back home in Madison, Mississippi anticipate hell accomplish quite a bit once he is called upon. While Bruce could see the shared traits based on how both backs are built and their running styles, he constantly encouraged Robinson not to compare himself to others and just focus on being himself. Josh Harvey-Clemons, DB: Clemons had an interesting signing day too as his family was split between Florida and Georgia. I cant even describe how it made me feel. In a draft where there was no first-round pick at running back, that Georgia had two running backs who didnt have an overwhelming amount of production drafted that early speaks to the raw talent Cook and White possess. Darnell Washington will play a key role for Georgia once again, especially as he is now clearly Georgias best blocking tight end. Related: Georgia football winners and losers following 2022 NFL Draft. It'd be easy to turn into a Hollywood cat with all that attention, but he never seemed to let that get to him.. And replacing that will be no easy task. I hadn't even met him yet, and you could tell that's who they're talking about.. Welcome to Good Day, UGA, your one-stop shop for Georgia football news and takes. Michel is also a solid receiver and had 26 catches for 270 yards and three touchdowns. 2005-2022 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Within one rep of action, Bruce could see Robinson was the best athlete in line. He was back for more as a sophomore and firmly entrenched as a starter with the departure of Gurley. He went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft and has bounced to a few practice squads. Sony Michel, RB: Michel started the 2014 season behind Gurley and even with Chubb (Chubb tookover the starting spot when Gurley was injured). Godwin was second on the team with 35 catches, 379 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman. Isaiah Crowell, RB: For one year it looked like Crowell was going to be the next big thing.
I was proud of him for not letting it go to his head, being a teammate, being there for his friends, working out and pushing them, letting them push him, Brown said. Corey Long is a freelance writer for SaturdayDownSouth.com. Expect a much bigger role for Thompson in 2016.
Kenny McIntosh and Kendall Milton have gotten important game reps before. It took Bruce all of one look at Branson Robinson to realize the freshman was the player the other assistants were referring to. He rushed for 410 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman. Keith Marshall, RB: Marshall entered college with whispers about his knee and unfortunately they cameto pass as his career progressed. Bruce explained over four years of coaching Robinson, there was only one time Robinson did not finish a set. More importantly, Robinson didnt wear down over four quarters; the same could not always be said about the linebacker or safety tasked with tackling No. Harvey-Clemons broke out as a sophomore with 66 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, three recoveries and an interception. None (highest-rated player was Tray Matthews, who was dismissed after one season.). Ben Cleveland was a third-rounder and Solomon Kindley went in the fourth round. Yes, Georgia has to replace all 15 of those players and the contributions they made. He was undrafted and signed by the Cleveland Browns, where he is the starter in a timeshare with former Miami running back Duke Johnson. Ray Drew, DE: Drew had one greatnicknames Pastor of Disaster not quite Minister of Defense but really close. Shramek said a perfect example was when the three-sport Robinson finished a heavy power-lifting workout then immediately changed in the dressing room, stretched out on the track and won the 100- and 200-meter races. It should come as no surprise that Georgia had two more running backs drafted. The Mavericks used a Wing-T offense during Robinsons first two years, and in that time Robinson proved he was capable of contributing. Robinson showed himself to be a different caliber of running back at Germantown and earned early playing time on his way to a standout high school career. Only Trey Hill and Lamont Gaillard had to wait until the sixth round to hear their names called. All-American Brock Bowers will be back. When I walked in the building, I knew exactly who they were talking about. Robinson regularly amazed in the weight room as well. He showed signs of greatness against Ole Miss and Auburn before an ankle sprain slowed him down at the end. When Brady Bruce joined the coaching staff at Germantown High School in 2018, Bruce was told by his co-workers about the special talent the Mavericks had at running back. Theus played in 53 games and started 48 during his four years at Georgia. Add in what Arik Gilbert, Brett Seither and Oscar Delp can bring to the table and the Bulldogs very clearly have one of the best position groups in the country. He did not score a touchdown. Of the offensive linemen who have been drafted since Kirby Smart arrived, Jamaree Salyer and Justin Shaffer are on the lower end. Georgias recent history of five-star recruits show some game changers, contributors and a little bit of attrition. While Brown compared Robinsons running style to Emmitt Smith, Bruce said the comparison Robinson got the most was Chubb. He's surrounded by greatness, so now it's up to him on how he handles that. John Theus, OT: Back in the day when I was put in charge of trying to convince certain prospects to play in the Under Armour game, I missed on three players. Related: John FitzPatrick: Atlanta Falcons take Georgia football tight end in 2022 NFL Draft. Georgia also has enough options at the guard position that at least two players, if not more, should emerge as reliable contenders for an offense that will need to be better given. For his career Jenkins had 19 sacks and 40 tackles for loss. He seems like he would fit that mold for what they're looking for, very much like [Nick] Chubb and those guys from past years that are just big, physical, multiple-carry guys.. He's just different, Bruce said. He started nine games as a freshman and rushed for 850 yardsd and five touchdowns. If you feel like you're losing control over your gambling experience, call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ, PA, WV), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), 1-888- 532-3500(Virginia) 1-800-522-4700 (NV, TN), 1-800-522-4700 (CO, TN), 1-855-2CALLGA (IL), 1-800-270-7117 (MI). Check us out every weekday morning for everything you need to know about Georgia football, recruiting, basketball and more. Robinson had 15 scholarship offers from schools such as Alabama, Clemson and Mississippi State when he committed to the Bulldogs. For the most part Georgia has had good success with the five-star prospects,but there are a few cases of what mightve been.. He appeared in 12 games and had 25 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss with a half of a sack. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Drews career at Georgia is solid but most fans probably wonder what might have been if he could have taken another leap forward. With Michel and Chubb healthy next season the Bulldogs will have one of the best backfields in college football. He played in 46 games over four years with 18 starts. 1defensive tackle in his class, worked his way into more playing time at Georgia as a freshman. He threw a touchdown pass and caught another all while showing some serious top-end speed. He is by far the most explosive and strongest athlete that I've ever coached, without a doubt..