Dawg Post Top 25: #20 Jay Rome

Dawg Post counts down the top 25 players in Silver Britches for the 2014 season.

20. Jay Rome, TE

101: Everyone knows how good Jay Rome could be – but we've not seen production from him during an entire season. He played pretty well in 2012, but in a backup role. In 2013, Rome seemed to disappear with only nine catches the entire season. Those day are gone. He's going to be the starter at tight end if he's healthy. And frankly it is time to get healthy. Rome, like many of the juniors on the team, have had OK careers, but nothing to really right home about. But now is the time for them (and Rome) to get going.

Days Gone By: Rome played well in 2012, but played in only eight games in 2013. He has two career starts. Rome picked Georgia over Clemson and Florida to join the Dream Team class of 2011.

Legge's Thoughts: Jay Rome has NFL written all over him. But he's going to have to stay healthy and be productive to get a good grade for the NFL Draft. Right now he's not done enough to make an NFL team be eager to draft him. So Rome will likely be in Athens for two more falls, which is good for him and Georgia both. The reality is that Rome is not that much different than many of the juniors at Georgia. He's played some, and you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but there's reason to want more.

20. Jay Rome, TE 21. James Deloach, DL 22. Brandon Kublanow, OL 23. Jonathan Taylor, DL
24. Merritt Hall, FB
25. Marshall Morgan, PK


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