Watching the replay of the G-Day spring game, here are some more things that stood out to me:
–Leonard Floyd makes plays whether it’s a game or a practice. There he is going around left tackle Mark Beard. Here he is on the next series pressuring Hutson Mason and on yet another batting down a pass at the line. This guy is good.
–Shaq Wiggins had some pass interference calls against him, but knocked down an underthrown Mason pass n the end zone and then made a tackle behind the line of scrimmage on the next play on a pass to Michael Bennett. It will be interesting to see if he can make a push for a starting job when all is said and done.
–A.J. Turman may get lost in the shuffle of a crowded backfield, but he looks like he could help if called upon. Turman is a physical runner who had a touchdown rushing and receiving, “Richard Samuelesque,” Aaron Murray called him in the CSS booth.
–If they gave out trash talk awards, safety Corey Moore might win. He sure looks like he likes to jaw. He had seven tackles and a pass breakup on the day.
–Reggie Davis looks like he could take the next step at wide receiver. With his speed, good things happen when the ball is in his hands. He had one drop, but took a reverse 17 yards and caught a 46-yard pass from Brice Ramsey.
–Adam Erickson averaged 33.4 yards on five punts and he didn’t look too happy with some of his hang times. Collin Barber had two punts for 42.5 yards.
–Todd Gurley mentioned after the second scrimmage how close the linebackers were to the line of scrimmage. I noticed 10 first-team defensive players within six yards of the line of scrimmage on one play and 11 within seven yards on another that ended with a Ramik Wilson sack.
–Mark Richt talked about feeling the pain of the defense on a day like Saturday because they can’t hit the quarterback (except Bauta who wore a regular jersey).
Case in point was the 53-yard completion from Mason to Chris Conley.
The longest play of the day would have been a sack from Amarlo Herrera, who pulled back due to the rules.