NFL Draft '07: Scouting Georgia

The Bulldogs must overcome the loss of yet another starting quarterback to graduation as well as their top pass catcher moving into the '06 campaign. Yet their defense could be the best in the SEC. The team offers several early round selections including a top-ten pass rusher.

A trio of seniors on the offensive line will get looks late in the rounds next April. Tackle Daniel Inman is a tall blocker who plays with solid fundamentals and controls opponents at the point of attack. Slow footed, Inman lacks adjustment and gets beaten by quick/speedy rushers. He offers potential as a strong side tackle in the NFL. Nick Jones is an undersized yet hard-working blocker at center. Quick off the snap, Jones works well with teammates yet rarely opens up the middle of the field. A free-agent choice, he could make it as a backup. Ken Shackleford moves into the starting lineup at tackle and the wide bodied lineman has shown flashes in the past. Shackleford moves well for a big man and a good senior campaign will get him late round consideration at offensive guard. Tight end Martrez Milner is another new starter after the departure of Leonard Pope. Possessing a solid overall game Milner offers good size/speed numbers and produces as both a blocker or pass catcher. A good season will push him into the draft's first day. Receiver Sean Bailey is a developing prospect with game breaking speed who should improve in time.

The eyes of scouting world will be on Quentin Moses, a disruptive pass rusher who will be an early pick next April. Fast off the edge, Moses is a terrific athlete who makes plays from every angle. Easily exploiting immobile blockers, his speed has opponents playing back on their heels. Lacking bulk Moses gets handled at the point of attack by tight ends and disappears for stretches. The ability to rush the passer and disrupt the offense puts a premium on his services. Junior Charles Johnson is another solid pass rusher with speed off the edge. Two more productive campaigns will give him first day consideration in 2008. Middle linebacker Jarvis Jackson is slightly undersized but stands out in run defense. Instinctive, Jackson takes good angles to the action and scrapes well in the box. He must improve his play in pass coverage but offers ability for the inside of a 34 defense. Tony Taylor has better size from his outside linebacker position and is a defender who covers a lot of area on the field. Explosive, Taylor is quick moving laterally or shoots the gaps in run defense. He must step up his play as a senior yet offers first day potential. Tra Battle has play-making skills in the defensive secondary and offers potential as a dime back at the next level. Keep an eye on junior linebacker Brandon Miller, an athletic prospect who flashes ability.

Georgia Prospect List

Full Name Pos # Year
Sean Bailey WR 4 4Sr
Tra Battle S 25 4Sr
Thomas Brown RB 20 3Jr
Daniel Inman T 72 5Sr
Jarvis Jackson ILB 45 4Sr
Charles Johnson DE 40 3Jr
Nick Jones G 70 4Sr
Brandon Miller OLB 12 3Jr
Martrez Milner TE 87 5Sr
Quentin Moses DE 94 5Sr
Ken Shackleford T 79 4Sr
Brannan Southerland FB 36 3So
Tony Taylor OLB 43 5Sr

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