Ray Drew is preparing for his final season at Georgia, now practicing under the direction of his third line coach since he arrived.
JJ Green moved from offense to defense this offseason, working out both at safety and star in fall camp.
You can watch and listen to what both had to say in the videos below.
Drew trimmed nearly 10 pounds this summer — down to 278 — but he could still end up at any of the three defensive line spots on any given snap.
The senior from Thomasville is cross-training at both end positions and at nose tackle, a move made by coach Tracy Rocker to help bolster depth.
“He wants us to pretty much learn them all, you know, in case something does happen he can put us in a different spot if they needed you there,” Drew said.
The unit lost Jonathan Taylor a week before fall camp opened, yet Drew says the defensive line has enough able bodies to get the job done. He insists there isn’t a headliner in the group, but estimated at least eight guys could make the rotation.
“We’re going to need everyone,” he said. “…Everyone has something that they can offer, everyone is pretty going to play a vital part this season.”
The sophomore Green on his work at the safety position: “Safety is hard, man, you’ve got to know everything,” Green said. “You’ve got to know what the corner does, the linebacker, the star, you’ve got to get everybody lined up. That’s a really hard position to learn.”