Georgia football: What did we see on G-Day that still looms large heading into summer workouts?

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Georgia coach Kirby Smart sits in on the SEC Championship Game press conference in this file photo from the 2019 football season. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

DawgNation has four staffers who cover Georgia football from every angle: Beat, Daily talk show streams, photos, podcasts, recruiting, videos, etc. The “Cover 4” concept is: 1) Present a topic; 2) Offer a reasoned response; 3) Share a brisk statement to support that informed opinion; 4) Pepper the page with photos for the big picture. For this edition, we share four opinions in regard to what was our biggest surprise from the program coming out of G-Day and spring practice as a whole.

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The quick in-and-out game remains. It is designed to come out as quickly as Matthew Boling and Arian Smith just ran the 100 meters for Georgia at that SEC meet out in Texas.

The latest “Cover 4” question is:

What did you see on G-Day that still sticks with you a month after that game?

Brandon Adams: Adonai Mitchell’s breakout performance

Georgia wide receiver Adonai Mitchell (5) during the G-Day scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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The “why” from “DawgNation Daily” here: “The buzz had been significant for Mitchell during spring practice. But seeing him targeted as frequently as he was on G-Day gives the impression the true freshman will truly be a factor in the Bulldogs offense this fall.”

Mike Griffith: Seeing 6-7, 330-pound Amarius Mims catch a pass

Former 5-star OT Amarius Mims wore an oversized "Power G" commitment chain when he chose the Bulldogs back on his birthday last October. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

The “why” from “On the Beat” here: “Why show that trick play now in a meaningless scrimmage? Seems like something you’d save for when you really need it.”

Connor Riley: Tate Ratledge taking all the first-team right guard snaps

Georgia offensive lineman Tate Ratledge (51) scans the defense during the 2021 G-Day Game on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (photo by Rob Davis)
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The “why” from “Good Day UGA” here: “Kirby Smart had said Ratledge needed to get experience. Georgia followed through on that in the spring game, even if Ratledge isn’t likely to be in that spot come the Clemson game.”

Jeff Sentell: The roll call for that second-team offensive line

Georgia offensive line coach Matt Luke will have a lot of able bodies to train in 2021. The UGA associate head coach looks on during the G-Day scrimmage on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, April 17, 2021. (Photo by Tony Walsh)
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The Intel here: “Amarius Mims. Clay Webb. Sedrick Van Pran-Granger. Owen Condon. Broderick Jones. Whoa, Nellie. The names and bodies on that list. Bet at least a few SEC schools would roll with that as their first-team unit right now. It was especially interesting to see Mims at left tackle and Jones was at right tackle. O-line looks like the deepest position on the team with another two 2021 All-Americans still set to suit up this fall.

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