G-Day rosters announced

Weiszer has the deets.

The Red team appears to include the first-team offense and the second-team defense and the Black team looks like it has first-team defense and second-team offense.

The offensive players for the Red team include:

–Quarterbacks Jake Fromm, Stetson Bennett and Sam Vaughn; offensive linemen Kendall Baker, Ben Cleveland, Lamont Gaillard, Andrew Thomas, Isaiah Wilson and Solomon Kindley; running backs D’Andre Swift, Elijah Holyfield and Brian Herrien; tight ends Isaac Nauta and Charlie Woerner; wide receivers Terry Godwin, Mecole Hardman, Riley Ridley, Jayson Stanley and Trey Blount.

And the defensive players for the Red include:

Defensive backs Tray Bishop, Latavious Brini, William Poole, Ameer Speed, Eric Stokes and Tray Bishop; defensive linemen Michael Barnett, Michail Carter, David Marshall, Devonte Wyatt, Justin Young and Chris Barnes; inside linebackers Monty Rice, Natrez Patrick and Jaden Hunter; outside linebackers Keyon Brown, Brenton Cox and Jaleel Laguins.

The defensive players for the Black include: Defensive backs Deandre Baker, Richard LeCounte, Tyrique McGhee, J.R. Reed, William Poole (again), Mark Webb and Jarvis Wilson; defensive linemen Tyler Clark, DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle, Jonathan Ledbetter, Julian Rochester and Malik Herring; inside linebackers Juwan Taylor, Tae Crowder and Nate McBride and outside linebackers D’Andre Walker, Robert Beal and Walter Grant.

The offensive players for the Black include: Quarterbacks Justin Fields, Stetson Bennett (again) and John Seter; offensive linemen Pat Allen, Warren Ericson, DeMarcus Hayes, Trey Hill, Cade Mays and Netori Johnson; running backs Prather Hudson and Ian Donald-McIntyre; tight end Jackson Harris and wide receivers Ahkil Crumpton, J.J. Holloman, Kearis Jackson, Matt Landers and Tyler Simmons.

Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship and punter Marshall Long are on the Red team. Kicker Brooks Buce and punter Bill Rubright are on the Black team.

A few random thoughts:

  • The running back arrangement looks a little lopsided, no?  Swift (who’s questionable), Holyfield and Herrien vs. Hudson and Donald-McIntyre isn’t what you’d call a level playing field.
  • That second-string offensive line doesn’t look too shabby there.  I’m looking forward to see how deep that position group really is.
  • Stetson Bennett’s gonna be er’rywhere.
  • We may be worried about depth on the d-line — although the Red team looks to have a decent bunch at the position — but, man look at the linebackers!
  • Should we make anything of Natrez Patrick lining up with the Red team?

And your thoughts?

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13 responses to “G-Day rosters announced

  1. 92 grad

    The RB rosters do appear to be lopsided but I would assume that Fields will be more utilitarian than Fromm.

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  2. Brandon

    Total speculation of course, but there has been talk of Natrez showing a lot of leadership this spring. Maybe Kirby is testing that to see if he can really fill that role of QB of the defense by putting him with the more inexperienced guys. Also that’s a military tactic to sprinkle some veterans in a new unit as part of an effort to shore up green troops. Also, my guess is Fields is going to be throwing a lot.

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    • Seeing Natrez on the Red (Second) team was what jumped off the page for me. I don’t know if its what you are suggesting above or more of a “you’re still in the doghouse” type thing – either way I hope the push helps.

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  3. atlasshrugged55

    Don’t get your hopes up for much tomorrow. Enjoy the day in Athens catching up w/ friends, but G Day ain’t football. It’s turned into a 7 v 7 due to the linemen barely bumping into one another.

    We quit going into the stadium 2 years ago when my kids wondered why the refs blew the whistle before anyone was tackled. After about 10 minutes they both asked if we could leave & go somewhere to play catch.

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  4. Most of these ILBs are surprising. Thought it’d be Patrick and Rice on inside.

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  5. Argondawg

    Maybe Natrez has some suspension games coming and he won’t be able to be on the field game one and they need to see what that unit looks like under stress without him or maybe it could be 100 other reasons.

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  6. Hill Billy Dawg

    Is this gunna be enough to get me thru September?!

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  7. The LB position worries me way more than DL right now.

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  8. Sanford222view

    Nate McBride on the Black defensive unit surprised me the most but maybe that is more of function of Natrez Patrick being on the Red. I thought Monty Rice saw more playing time than McBride last season and would have expected Rice on the Black over McBride.

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  9. DawgPhan

    Need a program for the black defense.

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  10. JasonC

    The Red team should whip them. As stated the Red DL isn’t too bad and their LBs are as good if not better. Add to that the Black teams running backs and DBs and Red should have a pretty solid advantage. Regarding Fields as a runner, I’m not sure they’ll run him that much as coaches usually have refs stop the play on any possible contact to QBs.

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    • chessterhighwater

      Seems like Monty Rice, Natrez Patrick and Jaden Hunter > Juwan Taylor, Tae Crowder and Nate McBride.

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