UGA freshmen Douglas, Green providing depth at tailback

Tight end Arthur Lynch thinks Georgia has depth at tailback behind Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall.

“Two guys that have come in have proven themselves right away, which is awesome,” he said.

That would be freshmen Brendan Douglas and J.J. Green.

The 5-foot-11, 220 pound Douglas, from Augusta, impressed coaches and teammates in the scrimmage last week. He left practice Monday with what Lynch thought was a shoulder injury but indicated it didn’t appear to be serious.

“I don’t know what the number was yards after contact, but I don’t recall him getting knocked back all night,” offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said last week of Douglas. “Just a lot of positive yards after contact, just a lot of good runs with vision. He did an outstanding job.”

Bobo said Green, 5-9 and 183 pounds, also ran physical, running over a safety to ignite a drive.

“Brendan probably does a better job in pass (protection) just because of his size, but both of them have done a nice job,” Bobo said.

Another freshman tailback, A.J. Turman, remains out with knee and ankle injuries.

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