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Who should Georgia football fans already have their eyes on after two games?

Cover 4 on Georgia football: Who has already opened our eyes after just two games?

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

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Travon Walker is already a regular on the defensive line in nickel situations. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

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

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Wolf had four catches for 74 yards against Murray State. Watch him work. He’s faster than most might think. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

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

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Nolan Smith is already emerging as a relentless pass rusher for the Bulldogs in his true freshman season. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

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

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Devonte Wyatt is taking that next step forward during his second season at Georgia. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

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:

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