Jamaree Salyer couldn’t have had a much better end to the 2019 season than he did for the Georgia Bulldogs. He made his first career start in the Sugar Bowl and played well as the Bulldogs came away with a 26-14 win over Baylor.
That performance should that he could possibly hold up as a starting tackle for the Bulldogs, something they desperately need for the 2020 season, as Andrew Thomas and Isaiah Wilson are both now off to the NFL.
Wilson, Thomas and Solomon Kindley all spoke highly of Salyer while speaking at the NFL combine, as the two tackles expect him to be a leader on Georgia’s offensive line this coming season.
“They’re young kids but they work so hard,” Solomon Kindley said of Salyer and Trey Hill. “They’re leaders and if you go around them, they have great character. If you go around them, you’d think they’re one of us.
Salyer hasn’t gotten a chance to showcase his improvements on the field just yet, but he has turned a lot of heads with his workouts. He’s even dropped weight, as he’s under 315 pounds, at least 10 pounds less than what he played the 2019 season at.
And it has gotten the attention of his head coach, Kirby Smart.
I can see abs in his future
— Coach Kirby Smart (@KirbySmartUGA) May 20, 2020
The Bulldogs need Salyer to be not just a leader but also one of the best offensive linemen on the 2020 team. Replacing Thomas and Wilson, two first-round picks, won’t be easy. But so far this offseason, Salyer has shown that he’ll be up to the task of being a starting offensive tackle for the Bulldogs in 2020.
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