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Blog: Diving into UGA roster on weights, jersey numbers and a position change

Georgia released an updated football roster on Tuesday.

You can find the jersey numbers for the newcomers on there.

They include duplicate 7s (Lorenzo Carter and Jacob Park) and 31s (Shattle Fenteng and Chris Conley).

Also noticeable are some weights that have gone up and down in numbers that are changed on the roster for the first time since way back in the 2013 media guide.

Losing some pounds are several defensive players: nose guard John Atkins (down 23 pounds to 299), defensive end Josh Dawson (down 9 to 266), inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera (down 13 to 231) and safety Corey Moore (down 8 to 206).

Gaining some pounds notably on the offensive line: tackle John Theus (up 15 to 313), guard/tackle Watts Dantzler (up 13 to 320), tackle/guard Kolton Houston (up 7 to 287) and guard Zach DeBell (up 25 to 298). Also getting bigger are outside linebackers Leonard Floyd (up 10 to 230), Jordan Jenkins (up 6 to 252) and Johnny O‚ÄôNeal (up 15 to 240). O’Neal shifted from the inside this spring.

Defensive end Ray Drew is also up 8 to 284.

All four quarterbacks are also up: Hutson Mason (up 7 to 209), Brice Ramsey (up 11 to 216), Faton Bauta (up 2 to 218) and Park (up 8 to 210).

Projected starting offensive guard Greg Pyke is the heaviest on the roster now at 321, but he’s down five pounds.

Freshman Rico Johnson (5-11, 174) is listed as a cornerback/wide receiver. He was strictly a receiver when he signed out of Georgia Prep Sports Academy.

In the wake of the dismissal of safety Tray Matthews, three walk-ons who were listed as cornerbacks are now listed as safeties: James Davis, Jesse Jones and Javonte’ Nelson.

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