ESPN names Georgia's 'newcomer to watch' ahead of spring practices
Georgia has won back-to-back national titles, but this offseason will be one of major changes in Athens.
First, Georgia has a new offensive coordinator (Mike Bobo) and a new quarterback to replace Stetson Bennett IV.
The Bulldogs also have a revamped receiving corps, and a pair of transfers is who ESPN has highlighted as Georgia’s “newcomer to watch,” mentioning both Rara Thomas and Dominic Lovett:
Newcomer to watch: Two players who will be key in ensuring a smooth transition at quarterback will be wide receivers Rara Thomas and Dominic Lovett, a pair of transfers from Mississippi State and Missouri, respectively. Having Brock Bowers available to whoever wins the quarterback battle will be great, but the Bulldogs have lacked a stable, healthy wide receiving corps the last couple of seasons.
As the section above mentions, health will be key for Lovett and Thomas. AD Mitchell, Kearis Jackson, Ladd McConkey and other Georgia receivers in recent years have had trouble staying on the field and playing at 100% health.
We’ll see if Thomas and Lovett, a pair of immediate impact transfers, can give whoever wins the Georgia QB job more consistency at the receiver position as the Dawgs go for their third-straight national championship this fall.
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Don’t understand why Dillion Bell isn’t getting more love from the talking heads
Bells’s freshman season was every bit as good as AD Mitchell’s, it’s just AD got more playing time and targets due to injuries with Pickins and others his freshman season
Since I called Bowers ahead of time. I think I’m qualified. Delp will be big this season. Yet we also have 2 running backs to watch. The true freshman Robinson that just got here. Not Branson but the other! And the running back that got the ACL last season!!!!
PS. Both can be special. Branson can be as well!!!
I’m goin to give Andrew Paul some leeway this year as most RBs come back a little timid their first season after an ACL tear. I think you’ll see an even mix of Milton/Edwards and then Branson Robinson getting 95% of the meaningful snaps this year.
MattyJ………Andrew Paul is going to be great if he stays healthy. You are right. He might take a little while to get back. I was just thinking he’s one to watch!
It is probably better for him that he got injured before the season. So he will be ready to play by camp if he doesn’t get slowed…
But you are right. He might mentally need some time!!! Still I have a real feeling about him….
As for the other Robinson kid we just got. I believe he can be another Todd Gurley type!!! He’s really big and strong but also very fast with shifty moves!!!!
He has some Gurley, some Chubb and a hair of Barry Sanders! He reminds me of Derek Henry in size, strength and speed!!!! Yet not as stiff!!!!!
PS. He is a late bloomer. Otherwise he would be a 5 star back!!!!
I don’t think you can say his season was as Great as AD’s freshman season. Dillon Bell is still a little raw and AD was very polished as a true freshman. He would have been getting plenty of PT with a healthy GP. I think the fact that you didn’t see a whole lot of Bell even with AD missing most of the season tells you that they preferred the experience of Jackson and Blaylock over the raw talent of Bell.
I wonder if McConkey needed anything other than rest for his knee during the offseason?