|DeLoach and JCHS teammate Johnathan Taylor |
signing with UGA. (via)
“I think he’s a really big, athletic guy,” defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said. “I’ve been really impressed with him in workouts. … We’re going to play him at SAM linebacker and let him be a physical presence there. I’ve been really pleased with his progress, his movements. He was in the meeting room last year so he kind of understands all the things, he just hasn’t done it as much as other people. …He’s a guy that we’ll be looking for him to be a contributor for us in the fall.”The other day we talked about some of the size differential expected with the defensive changes specifically. Considering Jarvis played at about 245 and Vasser is about ten pounds lighter, that holds true. But with DeLoach's size and Jenkins who is now up to around 260 lbs, the "SAM" spot could be getting bigger. Hopefully the competition can produce Jarvis-like numbers.
Speaking of the competition there, Brandon Burrows is working out at the SAM as well. Don't forget about this guy as he has suffered from some shoulder problems as well. This would seem to be a good move from his inside spot where Ryne Rankin and Reggie Carter are getting early looks. Burrows may be a bit of a question mark still, but he can push DeLoach and Jenkins this spring.
Outside linebacker is shaping up to be one of the top spots to watch come GDay...ONE month from today!!