The Georgia Bulldogs have put in another week of spring practice and are getting more prepared to play in the G-Day game, which takes place this Saturday at Sanford Stadium.
The Bulldogs had another scrimmage on Saturday, and there was some separation between players at one crucial position. Also, the newcomers are continuing to impress, including one linebacker who could make his way into the starting rotation in his first season with the Dawgs.
The offensive line was a big part of the Bulldogs' success on offense last season, but with David Andrews gone, the center position is now a crucial position to fill. However, there is one player who is standing out as the front-runner to replace Andrews.
Here’s the Week 3 spring practice stock report.
Stock Up: Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta
Brice Ramsey, Faton Bauta and Jacob Park are the three quarterbacks vying for the starting position, and all three have had a chance to work with the first-team offense.
But recently, Ramsey and Bauta have been getting the majority of snaps with the first two units. In the scrimmage on Saturday, both Ramsey and Bauta went 17-of-28 through the air. Bauta tallied 250 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, while Ramsey had 219 yards and one touchdown.
According to Jake Rowe of 247Sports, Ramsey has attempted 60 passes in the two scrimmages, while Bauta had attempted 58.
The reason for Ramsey and Bauta getting the snaps is experience. Both have seen in-game action, but this doesn’t mean this is now a two-man race. There is still plenty of time for Park to gain some ground.
Stock Down: Jacob Park
Speaking of Park, he is not seeing much action in the scrimmages. He only went 2-of-8 in the Saturday scrimmage and has only thrown the ball 15 times in the team’s two scrimmages.
Again, this goes back to Bauta and Ramsey having more experience. Park has been doing some good things during spring practice, but he will have to earn playing time in the scrimmages and in the G-Day Game.
The only thing Park can do is make the most of his snaps. He has been able to do it so far, but the G-Day Game will be vital for him to move up the depth chart.
Stock Up: Isaiah Wynn
David Andrews was the leader of the offensive line last season, and because of his leadership, the Bulldogs were able to lead the SEC in scoring.
Now that he’s moved on, there needs to be someone who replaces him, and Isaiah Wynn could be the best fit.
Wynn, who was recruited as a guard and has never played center, worked with the first-team offense in the first scrimmage, according to Connor Riley of The Red & Black. Wynn said that he’s not yet comfortable being at center.
But as of right now, Wynn is the No. 1 center and has shown that he’s more than likely going to hold on to that spot for the rest of spring and fall camp.
Isaiah Wynn appears to be the leader for the vacant center role. Got all 1st team snaps today. Hunter Long second team. #UGA— Logan Booker (@LoganMBooker) March 28, 2015
Holding Steady: A.J. Turman and Jake Ganus
There are two guys who continue to have outstanding spring seasons, and they have yet to play in a Bulldog uniform.
Tailback A.J. Turman and linebacker Jake Ganus were the two standouts in the Saturday scrimmage, but it’s no surprise because they have been doing well since the start of spring practice.
Turman worked with the second unit in the scrimmage, rushing for 140 yards and two scores on 22 carries. Ganus paced the defense with 10 tackles.
Both Turman and Ganus will be fighting for playing time because of where they are on the depth chart. But if they continue to do well during the spring practices and fall camp, they will see plenty of time on the field this upcoming season.