2005 True Freshmen: Who will play

ATHENS - Josh Kendall takes a look at which freshmen will play for the Bulldogs this fall.

Player Position Comment*


Donavon Baldwin Safety Not one of top five safeties so likely a redshirt
Roderick Battle Defensive end Could play as fourth or fifth end with Ray Gant getting so much work inside
CJ Byrd Safety Will play as top rover backup and could push for starting job by end of year
Tripp Chandler Tight end Not much playing time behind Leonard Pope and Martrez Milner so a probable redshirt
Joe Cox Quarterback Almost certainly will redshirt unless D.J. Shockley gets hurt
Bryan Evans Cornerback Special teams work and splitting time at safety may get him in lineup
Mohamed Massaquoi Wide receiver Richt wants him on field so bad that even two injured weeks haven't ruled him out
Michael Moore Wide receiver On the outside looking in but Bulldogs' need for dependable receivers keeps door open
Jeff Owens Defensive end Will play as No. 3 defensive tackle in opener and No. 4 when Kedric Golston returns
Ian Smith Center Missed almost all of preseason camp due to concussion, nixing chance to play
Marcus Washington Linebacker The surprise of the linebacker class will play as top backup in middle
Kade Weston Defensive tackle Still on the bubble, fundamentals suffered due to early hamstring injury

Antavious Coates Safety Season-ending knee injury
Tavares Kearney Linebacker Season-ending knee injury

Jamar Bryant Wide receiver At East Carolina
Jamar Chaney Linebacker At Mississippi State
Darius Dewberry Linebacker At Hargrave Military Academy
Corey Moon Defensive end At home prepping for SAT
Brandon Sesay Defensive lineman At a Mississippi junior college

*Based on opinions of The Macon Telegraph's Josh Kendall

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