Saturday, July 4, 2009

Countdown to UGA-OSU: 63 Days (#63 Chris Davis)

#63 Chris Davis, OG
6-4, 295, Jefferson GA (Jefferson HS), RS Jr.

Davis has been one of the most unsung players to play for UGA that I can remember. He came to UGA as one those in the recruiting services would call a "moderate" prospect. Not nationally known, but solid and certainly a player at the collegiate level. He took a redshirt his first year, but since then all he's done is started every game for the Dawgs at 3 different positions at various points in time (both guard spots and center.) He's big, tough and athletic, but not spectacular. He just shows up and plays. Another Searles-style kid on the UGA offensive line. He had surgery on his hip in January and missed spring drills, but he'll be ready to go when practice gets going next month.

Depth Chart Analysis: Davis is in an interesting spot. He's got more experience than any offensive lineman that UGA has on the roster except Clint Boling, yet he heads into the fall without a starting job. If he's healthy, he'll likely head to Stillwater as (at worst) the top backup at both guard spots and perhaps at center. He'll see plenty of snaps regardless and will be a big cog for Stacy Searles.

Other famous #63s in UGA history: C Todd Wheeler, OL Edgar Chandler, OL Randy Johnson


Beave said...

I think right guard is about the only spot on the offensive line we can't pencil in yet. From left to right, I think the starters will be 77, 72, 61, 63/71, 60 as of now if these guys remain healthy.

JJ said...

Agree with that. The battle at RG will be one to watch next month, although Davis and Bean will probably both play significant snaps regardless.

Bop said...

Helluva high school pitcher at baseball powerhouse Jefferson too.