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New York Giants tackle Andrew Thomas has engaged in practice battles with his former UGA teammate, outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter.

DN90: Former UGA stars’ one-on-one battles creates buzz during NFL training camp

Brandon Adams

Georgia football fans can get a quick update on the latest news involving the Bulldogs each day with DN90. DawgNation’s Brandon Adams provides all the latest UGA happenings on video in about 90 seconds. So follow along as Kirby Smart and the rest of the Bulldogs attempt to lead UGA to a national championship, and get up-to-the-minute UGA recruiting news as well. On this edition of DN90, the discussion focuses on the one-on-one battle at New York Giants training camp between former UGA offensive tackle Andrew Thomas and outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter.

DN90: Former UGA stars’ one-on-one battles creates buzz during NFL training camp

Former Georgia left tackle Andrew Thomas — who was selected by the New York Giants with the No. 4 overall pick in this year’s NFL draft — has been quickly thrust into a key role with his new team, and a former UGA teammate is apparently helping him prepare for the spotlight.

Thomas seems destined to be the Giants’ starter at left tackle due to the previous starter, Nate Solder’s decision to opt out this season due to coronavirus concerns.

The early reviews for Thomas’ performance during practice have been mostly positive — including some recent praise from Giants running back Saquon Barkley.

“(Thomas) has come in and worked hard at getting better every day,” Barkley said. “The whole offensive line is coming together as a unit, and every day we’re trying to get as ready as we can for Week 1.”

Thomas’ attempt to improve has involved some notable one-on-one battles with former Bulldogs outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter — who’s entering his third season with the Giants.

That competition continued Friday during the Giants’ Blue-White scrimmage with Carter arguably getting the better end of the matchup. He was credited with 4.5 sacks in just two quarters of play.

Big numbers in the preseason from Carter could mean he’s on the verge of a breakout season, but they won’t do much to dampen the optimism for Thomas’ eventual debut — even if he’s dealing with some inevitable growing pains as a rookie.

It’s a fun battle to watch between two guys who know each other well, and two players that remain incredibly popular with UGA fans.

For more on what’s been happening at Giants training camp between Thomas and Carter, check out the latest edition of DN90, linked above.

 

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