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Blog: Drew on playing DE: `I just like to be in position to pressure the QB’

Ray Drew is preparing his body to handle life on the defensive line.

“Since I’m going to be playing there no matter what, I would like to put on the weight so that I can hold my own whenever I’m down there,” said Drew, a sophomore who played outside linebacker last season but has practiced as a defensive end the first two practices. “When you get down there closer to the center, you have to be a man to play in the trenches.”

The 6-foot-5, 269-pound Drew still wouldn’t mind getting up in the 275-pound range this fall.

He expects by the time his Georgia career is over he’ll be in the 285- to 290-pound range.

Drew was a five-star recruit out of Thomasville who had eight tackles last season in limited playing time.

Asked if he’s more comfortable with his hand in the dirt, Drew said the positions are somewhat similar “just one is more wider than the other and then the occasional drop. I just like to be in a position where I can put pressure on the quarterback, stop the run and make plays. I’m a player. That’s what I like to do.”

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