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Players who will make huge jumps under Monkin. (W/ player comparison/Projection).

1: I have a gut feeling that James cook will explode in Monkins scheme. Get him in space and its over. Added zone blocking principles will allow him to make one cut and be off to the races. Everything felt forced/gimmicky with him under Coley. We are going to see alot of 2 back formations with he and Zuece (Thunder and Lightning). Comp: Steve Slaton

2: I also believe Tre Mckitty will have similar effect on the team as Cager did. 1st down machine. Looks very Orsonesque from the highlights I have seen. I dont think D. Washington will redshirt, but Tre's presence will allow him to develop as a blocker and refine his game year 1. I could see Washington mostly in goal line packages earlier on.Comp: Orson Charles 

3. Demetris Robinson is going to look like he did at Cal. Monkins schematic ability to create natural separation with route combinations will allow him to be the guy to take top off the offense. Comp: Christian Kirk

4: Broderick Jones and Sedrick  an Pran will play a big role day 1.They fit the skillset profile for our new scheme to a T. Jones is likely to jump over Truss for starting LT He will be a beast on the 2nd level  with outside runs and quick screens. Van Pran is a natural fit at Center where he can use his superior athleticism and mean streak on pulls and 2nd level blocking. Never impressed with Trey Hill at the Center position. I believe his familiarity with Fromm kept him at starter more than anything else. Better suited as guard depth.  Comp:More athletic Andrew Thomas/Maukrice Pouncey

5: Last but not least....Mr. George Pickens. He has flashed brilliance in his freshman year, but another offseason in the weight room program along with Monkin could very well propel him to tier 1 WR status next year. Great hands, and ability after the catch will have him on Sportscenters top 10 often. Comp: Keenan Allen

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2 hours ago, bigjmw84 said:

Players who will make huge jumps under Monkin. (W/ player comparison/Projection).

1: I have a gut feeling that James cook will explode in Monkins scheme. Get him in space and its over. Added zone blocking principles will allow him to make one cut and be off to the races. Everything felt forced/gimmicky with him under Coley. We are going to see alot of 2 back formations with he and Zuece (Thunder and Lightning). Comp: Steve Slaton

2: I also believe Tre Mckitty will have similar effect on the team as Cager did. 1st down machine. Looks very Orsonesque from the highlights I have seen. I dont think D. Washington will redshirt, but Tre's presence will allow him to develop as a blocker and refine his game year 1. I could see Washington mostly in goal line packages earlier on.Comp: Orson Charles 

3. Demetris Robinson is going to look like he did at Cal. Monkins schematic ability to create natural separation with route combinations will allow him to be the guy to take top off the offense. Comp: Christian Kirk

4: Broderick Jones and Sedrick  an Pran will play a big role day 1.They fit the skillset profile for our new scheme to a T. Jones is likely to jump over Truss for starting LT He will be a beast on the 2nd level  with outside runs and quick screens. Van Pran is a natural fit at Center where he can use his superior athleticism and mean streak on pulls and 2nd level blocking. Never impressed with Trey Hill at the Center position. I believe his familiarity with Fromm kept him at starter more than anything else. Better suited as guard depth.  Comp:More athletic Andrew Thomas/Maukrice Pouncey

5: Last but not least....Mr. George Pickens. He has flashed brilliance in his freshman year, but another offseason in the weight room program along with Monkin could very well propel him to tier 1 WR status next year. Great hands, and ability after the catch will have him on Sportscenters top 10 often. Comp: Keenan Allen

Yeah, I don’t see most of those being comparable, specifically the Cook/Slaton comparison, the McKitty/ Orson Charles comp and most certainly don’t see Jones and SVP anywhere close to being as good as Thomas and Pouncey.

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7 hours ago, Turkeydawg said:

Yeah, I don’t see most of those being comparable, specifically the Cook/Slaton comparison, the McKitty/ Orson Charles comp and most certainly don’t see Jones and SVP anywhere close to being as good as Thomas and Pouncey.

FWIW, Terrence Edwards was on DNDaily and gave the Orson Charles comparison for McKitty... 

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If the Ocharles/tmckitty comps are even loosely on point...we’re a matchup nightmare. we should have 3-4 wrs, 1-2 rbs and 1-2 tes plus a mobile qb every snap that we can conservatively expect to win their 1v1 matchup 50% of the time...1.) will Jamie make the read to the open guy and 2.) will our revamped ol give him the time to execute.
I’m very confident with the new play calling and design that we’ll be scheming someone(s) open (at least open by sec standards) every play. If there’s a potential Achilles heel next year for our offense, I’d say it’d be taking negative...

Like Clemson, I imagine the only way to 3 and out our new offense will be with well timed blitzes for loss of yards/getting us off schedule B.C. I think we’ll hit our open guys more often than not. 
Our defense, most quarters I think, we will have the luxury of knowing they have time to recover most every time they do their job and get off the field. Huge difference from last year and I’m not sure you can really afford to high low/bracket Pickens or do more than nickel personnel vs our running backs due to depth of talent at skill positions. It feels so good to be able to say that vs last years running v a loaded box and hoping swift could Superman a big play. 
 

Im confident we average 33ppg or better vs sec teams and hold them under 21ppg. Anybody seeing/feeling/guesstimating other way too early projections?

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18 minutes ago, FalconsIn2012 said:

Cook is an inch taller and 20-25 lbs lighter.  Needs to add muscle for that comp to hold

Doesn’t have to be exact. Cook could do with the added muscle to be as durable a runner as Kamara has been, but I think their skill set and the way they play is pretty similar. There could be a better comparison, that’s just the one I see as Cook’s potential. 

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https://www.si.com/college/georgia/news/georgia-depth-chart-preview-tackles

Georgia 2020 Depth Chart Preview: Offensive Tackles

by Brooks Austin

The University of Georgia's offensive line has lost a combined 115 starts to either the NFL Draft or the transfer portal, and three of those four linemen that are no longer on the roster played offensive tackle. 

Andrew Thomas and Isaiah Wilson made 67 collective starts and have been the two starting tackles for the last two full seasons, with Cade Mays and Jamaree Salyer occupying the backup roles at left and right tackle respectively. Now, the only one left in last year's two-deep depth chart is Salyer. 

He will look to lead an extremely young group in 2020. Today, we take a look at the guys that could compete for the two available spots. 

Jamaree Salyer

Could you imagine Jamaree Salyer and Andrew Thomas playing on the same offensive line in high school, and a Single-A one at that? Well, it happened at Pace Academy for three seasons. Salyer will enter the offseason headed into his Junior season as one of the two starting tackles after being a reserve lineman in his first two seasons at Georgia. 

Salyer entered UGA as the nation's #1 Guard in the 2018 class, a consensus 5-star with incredible athletic ability. That athleticism paired with a few years in the UGA weight program (Salyer's dropped considerable weight since his arrival) has allowed him to make the transfer outward on the line. Making a move from guard to tackle is something that rarely happens. 

Xavier Truss

I can not express how impressed I was with the limited work Truss put on film in 2019. Granted, the three games he played in were against far inferior competition nonetheless, he flashed as a true freshman on a college football field. And coming from Rhode Island - a state not exactly known for its high school football prowess - one could have expected an adjustment period to Power-5 football. Yet, he continued to dominate with power and physicality.  

All indications from those in and around the program this season were that Truss was the most impressive young tackle in practice this season. I have to admit, prior to this film review, I was under the impression that Georgia would need to let Salyer play some left tackle, but I am now on the Big Truss bandwagon for 2020.

Warren McClendon

McClendon was a 4-star tackle out of high school and as a true freshman, McClendon saw playing time in four games, including the Sugar Bowl. He projects more as a right tackle in my opinion and worked with the second group at the end of the season with Wilson and Thomas not practicing. 

McClendon can be a bit of a leaner in the run game, but that comes with age and strength as he fills out. He has all of the tools to make a leap into the starting job, and his frame and body movements remind me a lot of a young Andrew Thomas. Thick, athletic lower half with long and lanky arms. 

Owen Condon

Owen was hurt most of the 2019 season, first with a lower-body injury and then he was seen with a sling on his left shoulder. So, his second season on campus was spent in the training room. And he was buried so far down on the depth chart anyways that he rarely got playing time when healthy, even in the blowouts.

However, that being said, I don't know if Condon's the perfect fit for Luke's style of play at the tackle position. He's a straight-line athlete, and in 2020 we expect tackles to be asked to move a lot more laterally via counter run plays. 

Tate Ratledge

I'll be as forthcoming as possible. My two favorite guys in this bunch to watch are Tate and Truss. Two really large human beings that play with the fire of a 6'0, 260-pound tackle fighting for their first offers. That type of intensity and effort will always translate. 

Tate is ultra-competitive and will walk onto campus in Athens willing to do whatever required to be in the mix for playing time come September 7th. And if his week at the Adidas All-American game is any indication of what's to come, Ratledge could be special early. 

Broderick Jones

Jones is just a UGA commit, and though he is currently on an official visit in Athens as the typing of this article, he's not yet a Georgia signee. However, assuming he does end up signing with the Dawgs, they will be getting one of the most dynamic athletes at the tackle position that I have ever evaluated. 

Fluid, quick twitchy, explosive, and fast. All words used to describe athletic prospects, all words rarely used to describe 6'6, 295 pounders. Though he's raw as a tackle, considering he's only played two seasons at the position, Jones is just different. 

 

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The full article is behind a paywall for those interested. But this was a nice little snippet:

https://uga.rivals.com/news/film-don-t-lie-todd-monken-offense-part-1

Brent: LSU called upon previously unknown, 30-year-old Joe Brady to jump-start its offense. But Kirby Smart turned to a more experienced offensive coach in hopes of the same effect. As Georgia itself highlighted in a tweet introducing Monken, he's been a part of some prolific scoring and passing offenses at each of the stints Dayne mentions, with each stop using the personnel in different ways to maximize success. What will Georgia's offense look like in 2020? Air raid-esque? RPO-centric? Ultimately, what is probably best, and also what I hope we'll see, is a blend of all the new voices in the room: Monken's Air Raid underpinnings, emphasis on the vertical passing game, and use of the pistol to create downhill running opportunities, combined with Matt Luke's RPO and counter/pull and lead/quarterback run concepts. This should create a truly diversified offense that can play any style of game, maximize the personnel, and never take its foot off the gas pedal.

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