Monday, March 8, 2010

Georgia Pro-Day 2010: A Defensive Minded Affair?

Spring practice has begun and while the current Georgia Bulldogs are using these next few weeks as their first official work for the 2010 season, a number of now former Bulldogs are using this time as their last chance to work out on the Georgia practice field. In a few weeks, Georgia will host its annual Pro Day, a chance for those players who are eligible for this year's NFL draft to showcase their talents in a familiar environment. Last year, Georgia's Pro Day was a show case on the offensive side of the football. Future first rounders Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno along with Mohammed Massaquoi (2nd round) were the stars on display. Dannell Ellerbe, Corvey Irvin, Jarrius Wynn, and Asher Allen would also go onto pro careers, but the defense was definitely outshone by the offense.

The 2010 Pro Day will be a much different story for the Georgia Bulldogs. There will no first rounders in this class and the majority of those looking to further their careers will be on the defensive side of the ball. Michael Moore and Vince Vance has nice careers at Georgia, but I do not expect to hear their names called on draft day. Here is a quick look at the players who are looking to make a name for themselves at Georgia's Pro Day:

- Rennie Curran, LB - The undersized linebacker was a tackling machine at Georgia. There has been concern about his size, but the numbers speak for themselves.
- Reshad Jones, S - Jones has all the tools to be a great NFL player. He improved his tackling in 2009 and should make for a nice mid to late round pick up.
- Jeff Owens, DT - One of Georgia's three outstanding defensive tackles, Owens returned from an ACL injury to put together a decent senior year.
- Geno Atkins, DT - Undersized for DT, Atkins can play some at defensive end as well. An impressive workout could push him into the second round of the draft.

Good luck to all of these former Bulldogs at the next level. We look forward to you continuing the proud Bulldog tradition on Sundays.



MT said...

After the big combine numbers, there has been some talk of Owens and maybe Atkins sneaking up into late 1st round territory

j.leonardjr said...

Don't forget about Kade Weston. I think he may get drafted late. Big body who came on late in his career at Georgia.

Streit said...

I did leave Kade Weston off this list on accident. (Fr some reason I thought he didn't get invited to the combine, I was wrong). Post combine, he was rated as #41. Looks like he may have to go the free agency route, but still wish him the best of luck.

jcmo2012 said...

Do you know the exact date of the pro day?