Fast Five: Day 3 Concludes

ATHENS - Dawg Post takes a look at the top five areas of interest for Georgia's third day of camp.

1. Georgia needed J.J. Green at tailback in 2013. Now, the Bulldogs will need him for a different reason. Cross training is one thing, but picking up a new position is another at the collegiate level. Green, however, is a good fit for the task.

The 5-foot-9, 185-pound sophomore out of Camden County spent his spring gearing up for a season at strong safety, star, and just about anything you could call a defensive back. Green will likely spend the majority of his time at the star or safety position, but nothing is set in stone.

“(Jeremy) Pruitt is just trying to figure everybody out,” Green said.

Green is still trying to figure it out, too.

“Safety is hard,” Green said.

This game of musical chairs will continue, at least for a short while, for Pruitt’s defensive backs.

2. Ray Drew has dropped some pounds – about seven to be exact. The defensive end out of Thomasville, Ga. said he played most of the 2013 season at 285 pounds, but is currently sitting at about 278. He’s looking the part to say the least.

“I’m feeling much better,” Drew said. “My agility is quicker. It’s been improvements all around the board for everyone.”

According to Drew, there is no ‘set depth chart’ for Georgia’s defensive line. Tracy Rocker is just finding the best fit for each position.

“At the end of the day we’re gonna need everyone,” Drew said. “Everybody’s getting the same number of reps.”

Where does Ray Drew feel most comfortable?

“On the field,” Drew said.

3. Out of the four Georgia players charged with multiple counts of theft by deception in mid-March, James Deloach is the only player still wearing silver britches.

On Sunday, he was both remorseful and apologetic. But his mind is on football now.

“I want everybody to know I’m a great person and I’m going to do whatever it takes to win a National Championship,” DeLoach said.

Jonathan Taylor, one of the other three players no longer on Georgia’s roster, has been a longtime friend of DeLoach’s - as the two attended Jenkins County High. While it hasn’t been an easy transition for DeLoach, he hasn’t had much of a chance to think about the ordeal.

4. Aaron Davis is running with the ones right now at safety, but there’s no limit to how many defensive backs Pruitt will play.

“If we have 30 defensive backs, Pruitt is going to play 30 defensive backs,” Davis said.

30 is a large number, but it didn’t sound like a joke. Pruitt is taking the term cross training to a whole new level. By the time Clemson comes to Athens, it really will be interesting to see who’s getting the most playing time at that position – could be Davis.

5. As you’re reading this, Georgia’s entire football team is being fed at the Georgia Center. The team is also being put up in a hotel for the duration of its Fall Camp. This is the first time they’ve ever done that. For what reason – well, your guess is probably as good as mine. Maybe we’ll hear more on that as coaches speak to media in the coming days, but for now it’s just a note.


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