Friday, June 19, 2009

Countdown to UGA-OSU: 78 Days (#78 Josh Davis)

#78 Josh Davis, RT
6-6, 300, Jayess MS (Tylertown HS), RS Jr.

Davis was a late and surprise commitment to UGA with the signing class of 2006, choosing the Dawgs over Ole Miss (where he had previously committed.) He was labeled a "project", but ended up developing a little faster than the UGA coaches probably expected. While he did redshirt in his first season, by the time his second year came around he was a regular member of the rotation. The injury to Trinton Sturdivant made him a part-time starter last season, and he held his own pretty well (even though he probably wasn't completely ready for it.) Unfortunately, he suffered a left shoulder injury in the bowl game vs Michigan State, which required surgery and caused him to miss the entire spring. He'll likely miss most of the serious drills during fall as well (although he has already participated in some of the workouts), and may not be ready to play fully until mid-season. His status for this season is definitely in doubt at this point.

Depth Chart Analysis: Davis got some starting experience last year and held up pretty well given what he was thrown into. He would have definitely made the 2-deep for this season had the shoulder problems not popped up. Dawg fans probably won't be able to count on much from him this year.

Other famous #78s in UGA history: DL Ronnie Swoopes, OL Jon Stinchcomb, OT David "Boog" Powell

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