Bulldogs Offensive Line Tested

The Michigan State defensive front will be tested by the Georgia Bulldogs offensive line. We take a look at the big guys up front for the Bulldogs.

LT: Cordy Glenn – Senior

Glenn is a key member of the Bulldogs offensive line having started 49 games during his career. Glenn received several honors for his play this season including First Team All-SEC honors by the Associated Press and SEC coaches.

Key Backup: Austin Long

LG: Kenarious Gates – Sophomore

Gates is on pace to be a four-year starter having started 11 games during the past two seasons. At 6-foot-5, 328-pounds, Gates will prove to be a solid test for the Spartans interior defensive line and the loss of Kevin Pickelman could raise its head.

Key Backup: Ben Jones - Senior

C: Ben Jones – One of the top centers in the country, Jones is also the back-up left guard if needed. Has 48 career starts entering the Outback Bowl which ranks him third all-time by an offensive lineman. Named a team captain and Rimington Trophy Finalist having started all 13 games this season.

Key Backup: David Andrews

RG: Chris Burnett – RS Sophomore

At 6-foot-2, 313-pounds, Burnette is a big body in the middle to battle the Spartans interior defensive line. Missed two games this season with an injury, however, started the eleven games he appeared in.

Key Backup: Kenarious Gates:

RT: Justin Anderson – Senior

Veteran player who started all 13 games this past season after moving back to the offensive line in the spring. Started career as an offensive lineman starting seven games as a freshman.

Key Backup: Watts Dantzler

Overall Breakdown

The Bulldogs have some veteran leadership along the offensive line. However, they also have some depth issues if a player goes down at either of the guard spots. Jones, Burnett and Gates give the Bulldogs great size inside to battle against Jerel Worthy and Anthony Rashad White. The loss of Pickelman will be tested as Micajah Reynolds returns to duty on the defensive side of the ball.

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