DawgNation has four staffers who cover Georgia football from every angle: Beat, live streams, photos, podcasts, recruiting, etc. The “Cover 4” concept is: 1) Present a topic; 2) Offer a reasoned response; 3) Share a brisk statement to support the informed opinion. 4) Pepper the page with photos for the big picture. For this edition, we discuss the most improved Bulldogs on the team since last season.
DawgNation continues on this season with the “Cover 4” concept.
We have four staffers who cover UGA athletics on a full-time basis. It means the focus shifts to a timely “Cover 4” look with each of our guys manning the secondary here.
These takes are designed to come out quicker than former Bulldog Mecole Hardman Jr. ran the 40 at the NFL combine. The latest “Cover 4” question of the regular season is:
Who has already opened your eyes on this team after just two games?
Brandon Adams: Freshman DT Travon Walker
The “why” from “DawgNation Daily” here: “Walker is obviously one of the highest-rated prospects on the roster, but freshmen don’t typically thrive on the defensive line in the SEC. The fact that Walker has been as involved as he has through two games suggests he’s not the typical freshman.”
Mike Griffith: Grad transfer TE Eli Wolf
The “why” from “On the Beat” here: “It was hard to imagine UGA getting Isaac Nauta level play from a TE who had 10 career targets, but Wolf is actually faster than Nauta and has filled a void.“
Connor Riley: Freshman OLB Nolan Smith
The “why” from “Good Day UGA” here: “I wasn’t sure how often Smith was going to be on the field, given all the other options at the outside linebacker spot. But after watching him up close the first two games, I think he’s going to end up leading the team in sacks, given how he’s been used and how he always plays hard.“
Jeff Sentell: Junior DL Devonte Wyatt
The Intel here: “I had a feeling Azeez Ojulari, George Pickens, Nolan Smith and Zamir White could do what they have so far. Especially against the opposition. But I now see Devonte Wyatt emerging with eight QB pressures with limited snaps in two games. He’s clearly one of the top four interior defensive linemen with room to get a lot better. His ‘Air Force Ones’ story should get even more traction this fall.“
The 2019 season “Cover 4” topics so far:
- Who has the really big game against Murray State?
- The most improved Bulldog since last season is ….
- A few big non-score predictions for Georgia-Vanderbilt
- Which returning Bulldogs impressed the most in fall camp?
- The players set to become the new fan favorites for 2019 are ….
- What will convince you the Bulldogs are throwing the ball more this fall?
- What kind of numbers will D’Andre Swift put up in 2019?
- Jake Fromm’s best quality? The Cover 4 crew chops that one up
- DawgNation Nickel: What was the alarming trend coming out of spring ball in Athens?