GREENSBORO, Ga. — Former Georgia first-round NFL draft pick George Foster knows what offensive line talent looks like.
The former jumbo Bulldogs offensive tackle — 6-foot-5 and 338 pounds — says UGA could have their best offensive line ever.
“They look like a freakin’ great wall, it’s definitely the biggest line I’ve ever seen,” said Foster, who was at The Lake Oconee Celebrity Golf Classic at the Ritz-Carlton on Monday. “The Georgia line, what I really like about them is it seems they have recruited the right temperament that you want.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the best group we’ve ever seen.”
The projected starting offensive line: LT Andrew Thomas (6-5, 320), LG Solomon Kindley (6-4, 335), C Trey Hill (6-4, 330), RG Ben Cleveland (6-6, 335), RT Isaiah Wilson (6-7, 340).
Sophomore Cade Mays, who also started games in 2018 and was a FWAA Freshman All-American, can play guard or tackle and is 6-6, 318.
Foster, a member of the Macon Sports Hall of Fame and an NFL player 2003-2012, was the 20th overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft. He understands the mindset an offensive line needs.
“Those guys get after it, and they’re nasty,” Foster said. “I just hope they don’t start smelling themselves, and that they just become a real tight unit that’s going to dominate for the next, who knows how many years.”
The Bulldogs bring back six players who started games last year on and offensive line that paved the way for UGA to lead the SEC in rushing.
“The running backs should be fighting to come here,” Foster said. “You don’t gather that much talent up front that often in one concentrated group like that.
“They have something rare going on there, and it’s going to be exciting to watch them.”
Foster shared his thoughts on the Georgia-Florida rivalry, explaining why he’s in favor of a home-and-home arrangement after the contract expires in 2021.
Foster also gave his opinion on the Bulldogs’ championship hopes.
“They haven’t gone backwards, and they were a few plays away from winning it already, so you’ve got to think they are right on the cusp,” Foster said. “To win it all, you have to win all the games you are supposed to win. And, you have to win the tough games, and you have to have some luck.”
George Foster, NFL vet, 1st-round draft pick