5 Players Who Will Have the Biggest Impact Against Boise State

Bill HoneycuttContributor IIAugust 28, 2011

5 Players Who Will Have the Biggest Impact Against Boise State

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    In just under a week, Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs will start their 2011 campaign with a bang.

    The Dawgs will travel down the road to Atlanta and face the Boise St. Broncos and Heisman hopeful quarterback Kellen More in the Georgia Dome.

    The Broncos are looking for their first win against an SEC team and they want it bad. A win against the Bulldogs could be a huge step for them in terms of how they fit in BCS play.

    On the other side of the football, though, Georgia wants a win just as bad, which would definitely alleviate some of the pain suffered from that horrid 2010 season.

    Let's take a look at five Georgia players who will mean the most and have the biggest impact for the Dawgs this Saturday.

WR: Tavarres King

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    Tavarres King returns as the Bulldogs' leading receiver with the departures of All-American A.J. Green and sure-handed Kris Durham to the NFL.

    King has the potential to be a great receiver,and we have seen what he can do when he gets the chance. He has good hands and great speed and should take off this season, receiving most of the work load.

    With Green gone though, King will be targeted a lot in this game by Aaron Murray. He will be the number one wideout against Boise St. and will need to have a big game.

    By no means is he A.J. Green, but King is a great deep threat and dependable wideout.

TE/WR: Orson Charles

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    Orson Charles returns as an experienced starter and a leader on this offense. He is a preseason All-SEC selection and can play the wideout and tight end positions.

    His versatility and athleticism makes him a great weapon for Aaron Murray.  Charles should be his go-to guy as they were high school teammates who are very familiar with each other. 

    Charles should create mismatches with the Broncos' secondary because of his size and he should see a lot of looks in this game at tight end and receiver.

    Murray and the coaching staff will try and utilize his versatility to the fullest. 

QB: Aaron Murray

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    Aaron Murray is the top returning quarterback in the SEC. Throwing for over 3,000 yards and 24 touchdowns as a freshman, he was one of the top passers in the country.

    He returns this year with experience and should only improve.  Murray brings energy and confidence to this team and they need both of those things for this game.

    With freshman running back Isaiah Crowell likely to start, Murray will be looked upon even more to make plays.

    When Murray plays at the top of his game, this Bulldogs' offense is very difficult to stop and they can score in bunches.

RB: Isaiah Crowell

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    Isaiah Crowell comes in as the headline player from the "Dream Team" recruiting class this year.

    Ranked as the No. 1 running back prospect in the country, he has already been labeled as the guy to turn around a running attack that has not been so good the past two seasons.

    He will most likely start this coming Saturday due to a lack of depth.  Caleb King and Washaun Ealey are no longer with the team and Carlton Thomas is suspended. 

    Expectations are high for Crowell, a player who has never played a snap of college football.  Crowell is still a great and talented player, though. He has shown up in scrimmages and practices so far, and a decent game from him on Saturday would be a huge help.

NT: Kwame Geathers/John Jenkins

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    This may come as a surprise to most people, but I believe that that these two will have the biggest impact on this game.

    In Todd Grantham's first year of implementing the 3-4 defense, the nose tackle position was the missing piece and he could never quite find the right guy to fill the hole.

    DE Deanglo Tyson was put there a few times but he was undersized and unfamiliar with the position. Kwame Geathers was also put at NT last season but never really got a hold of it.

    Now after learning the position, Geathers has become a beast and was spring practices' defensive MVP.

    Also coming in is community college transfer John Jenkins. He is a big man at 6'4," 350 lbs. and is perfect for the job. With these two now filling the biggest hole on defense, Tyson returns to his preferred position at DE.

    With Geathers and Jenkins sharing the load at nose tackle, they can create double teams and disrupt the line, creating openings for the DEs and linebackers to get pressure on QB Kellen More.

    If the Bulldogs can get pressure on Moore and contain him, the end result should be a win for the Bulldogs.

    Geathers and Jenkins will create havoc on the Boise O-line and we could even see some four-down lineman sets with both of these guys at the tackle position. Watching them in this game should be fun.