A funny thing about this Georgia team — as much as some like to fret about how this team doesn’t show up on occasion, or doesn’t dominate like it should, it sure seems to have lots of players putting up excellent stats.
Take Jake Fromm, for instance.
As those numbers indicate, he’s had a clean pocket much of the season to work from. So this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, either.
Every starter on the Georgia offensive line has produced a PFF overall grade of 75.0 or higher so far this season, with left tackle Andrew Thomas the star of the show. With a PFF overall grade of 90.8, Thomas is the highest-graded offensive lineman in the nation, dominating both in pass protection and as a run-blocker. From 105 pass-blocking snaps, he has allowed just two hits and three hurries, with no sacks through five games. His PFF run-blocking grade of 90.5 is the second-highest mark of among all offensive linemen as well. As good as Thomas is though, it is the consistency across the line that drives their high ranking, with the Bulldogs ranking 15th in the nation with a 93.3 pass-blocking efficiency rating and owning the highest PFF run-blocking grade as a unit at 86.7 through six games.
All this, remember, with key injuries affecting the line over the past few weeks. That Sam Pittman is a bad mother…
Oh, and if there’s a Georgia player whose greatness we sometimes tend to take for granted, it’s this guy.
There’s a downside to making it look easy, I guess.