Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The battle at cornerback

Lots of battles for playing time really taking shape now that camp has closed. Gentry Estes headlines many of them here. One of the more intriguing ones will be at defensive back. You're going to like what Chris Conley has to say.
“Shaq is a ball-hawk, and Langley is stout. The man has one of the best jams I’ve seen a freshman corner have. Langley has got long arms, and he’s strong. He’s patient. … Shaq has a really good sixth sense. Even if he might not know the play, he’s kind of been a ball-hawk these first days. And Langley has been doing really well, learning the defense. If he gets his hands on the receiver, it’s going to be hard to get off.” 
-- Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley on freshmen DBs Shaq Wiggins and Brendan Langley 
Yeh, I really like Langley's size. And there's been no mistaking Wiggins' moxie ever since we were recruiting him. Still, I expect Damian Swann and Sheldon Dawson to be the lead Dawgs here. But facing a team like Clemson out of the gate means lots of packages for three and four cornerbacks.

So I'm glad these young guys are giving the experienced receivers some fits.