DawgNation’s “Cover 4″ concept is a timely content piece on DawgNation.com. This edition continues a series of posts where DawgNation staffers Brandon Adams, Mike Griffith, Connor Riley and Jeff Sentell hit on a bunch of key talking points regarding the back-to-back national champions.
The DawgNation team has seen two football games so far this year. We await the dawn of SEC play on Saturday afternoon with South Carolina.
The timing here feels right for another DawgNation Georgia football “Cover 4″ topic that we will shoot around the horn. The takes here are designed to come out faster than Brandon Adams can find an excuse to talk about being on a boat on the “DawgNation Daily” program.
This “Cover 4″ topic is:
Who is the most underrated Georgia Bulldog on this year’s team?
Brandon Adams: Oscar Delp
Why: “Delp suffers from comparisons to the now-departed Darnell Washington, who admittedly was a true catalyst for the Bulldogs offense. However, Delp doesn’t have to be better than Washington, he simply needs to be better than the players he lines up across from. My guess is he’ll be a big part of the story for UGA this season.”
Mike Griffith: Ladd McConkey
Why: “Game-changing receiver on the perimeter, McConkey had more yards last season than any other returning player. McConkey will be leaned on more than any player on the team this season.”
Connor Riley: Nazir Stackhouse
Why: “I wanted to go Jalon Walker here but he was voted Third-Team All-SEC. Stackhouse won’t get the same level of acclaim that defensive linemen Jalen Carter or Jordan Davis did but he’s a really, really good player and I think a strong season from him turns him into a Thursday draft pick.”
Jeff Sentell: Daijun Edwards
Why: “Kenny McIntosh was great last year. Branson Robinson flashed. Kendall Milton led the team in yards per carry. Yet there was Edwards. 769 yards. 5.5 yards per rush. Seven TDs. He was second on the team in all those marks. He’s been hobbled by injury, but he’s undervalued. The best version of the 2023 offense has Edwards all over the stat sheet as a runner and receiver. He had a 100-yard day last year plus games in which he scored two and three times, respectively. He had at least 49 rushing yards in 10 games in 2022.”