REEL TALK on UGA commit Josh Braun: What does a former NCAA All-American see on the film?

4-star OT Josh Braun will likely play at both guard and tackle at Georgia.

Perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of the Josh Braun story is his background.

His two brothers started for multiple seasons for a Power 5 at Georgia Tech. His father is a high school offensive line coach. A master’s degree seems as big a part of college football to the Braun family as tailgating and touchdowns.

Braun, the 4-star Georgia commit of out Florida, also doesn’t do Facebook.

Or Twitter.

Or Instagram.

The 6-foot-6, 350-pound senior also doesn’t do those showcase camps. He’ll do padded camps in a team setting. But that’s about it.

To him, his football acumen and ability are preserved on film. His game tape is his football DNA. That’s the way his father phrases it aptly.

With that, there’s no better way to break down what DawgNation should expect out of the 2020 early enrollee than what is there on tape.

Former Alabama All-American Mike Johnson broke down what he saw on the film from the nation’s No. 22 OT prospect per the 247Sports Composite ratings for the 2020 class.

“Usually when we talk about a lot of these high school prospects I use the term ‘gripper’ and sometimes the term ‘finesse’ comes out sometimes,” Johnson said. “This guy is a ‘mauler’ and I think ‘mauler’ is the best word. Such a big specimen. But you can tell he understands footwork. He understands leverage with his hands. You can be as big as you want to. That right there is nothing but sheer explosion.”

The Suwannee High (Live Oak, Fla.) standout has shown the footwork on quickness to be a swing dance in a school production and plays No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for his high school tennis team. 

The main reasons why Braun chose Georgia were the reputation of the line coach, the university itself and the good thing he heard about the strength and conditioning program. (Mike Braun/Twitter)

REEL TALK on the offensive line board with Mike Johnson

Johnson has joined DawgNation to break down the tape on several future UGA commits and top targets. Check out the library with Johnson on the 2020 class and even a 2019 signee.

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