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The Cover 4 guys take a look at which returning Bulldogs really made a move this summer and in fall camp.

Cover 4 on Georgia football: Which returnees really impressed during fall camp?

DawgNation has four staffers who cover Georgia football from every angle: Beat, live streams, photos, podcasts, recruiting, etc. The “Cover 4” concept is simple: 1) Present a topic; 2) Offer a reasoned response; 3) Share a brisk statement to support the informed opinion. 4) Pepper the page with photos for the big picture. For this edition, we discuss a few returning Bulldogs who caught our attention coming out of fall camp.  

DawgNation returns this week with the “Cover 4” concept which was in our regular story rotation in 2018.

We have four staffers who cover the UGA athletics program on a full-time basis and that means the focus shifts to a timely “Cover 4” look with each of our guys manning the secondary here.

The quick in-and-out game still remains. These takes are designed to come out quicker than former Bulldog Mecole Hardman Jr. ran the 40 this year at the NFL combine.

The fifth “Cover 4” question of the regular season is:

Which returning Bulldog impressed you the most coming out of fall camp?

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Eric Stokes-Georgia-Georgia football-Georgia Bulldogs-Alabama-Alabama football-Alabama Crimson Tide-SEC Championship” width=”4442″ height=”2804″ /> It seems like this is the year for Eric Stokes to shine at cornerback for the Bulldogs. (Hyosub Shin/AJC)

Brandon Adams: Eric Stokes

The “why” from “DawgNation Daily” here: “We’ve seen some head-turning plays from him on the field — G-Day included. However, I was also impressed by Stokes when he spoke to reporters during spring practice. He came across as thoughtful, poised and a likely leader..

Eric Stokes really turned a lot of heads with the play he turned into a Pick-6 at G-Day against a good SEC wideout. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

Mike Griffith: Eric Stokes

The “why” from “On The Beat” here: Stokes impressed me a great deal last season, too, and he’s only getting better. The Pick-6 [at G-Day] showed his ability to break on the ball and out-fight a receiver.

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Azeez Ojulari-Georgia football-outside linebackers” width=”4496″ height=”3000″ /> Georgia outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari has already overcome a knee injury during his time in Athens. Look for him to be a bully out on the edge in 2019. (Connor Riley)

Connor Riley: Azeez Ojulari

The “why” from “Good Day UGA” here: “Ojulari was the third-highest-ranked outside linebacker in his own signing class. Now he’s going to be a starter this year for the Bulldogs. No player has improved or shown more since the Alabama defeat last year than the former Marietta standout.

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Michael Barnett was the nation’s No. 235 overall prospect back in 2015. He was signed by Mark Richt. Look for him to get starting reps on the defensive line this fall. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

Jeff Sentell: Michael Barnett

The Intel here: This pick is about as interesting as new tax laws but there’s something to be said about soaking up four years of coaching, technique and weight training in Athens. Barnett is one of three Mark Richt recruits left from the 2015 class. He’s earned a starter’s share of reps on the defensive line.


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