Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Countdown to UGA-OSU: 3 Days (#3 Bryan Evans)

#3 Bryan Evans, FS
5-11, 190, Jacksonville FL (White HS), Sr.

After 3 frustrating seasons as a cornerback, Evans moves over in the defensive backfield to try his hat as a safety. While he has struggled mightily at times as a cover corner, he has always been a fairly decent tackler. The move to safety probably should have happened much sooner. (Incidentally, he made the switch toward the end of the 2008 season.) Evans has an opportunity to right the ship on a career where he has been much maligned by many UGA fans. Defensive backs at UGA have had a tendency to step up for their senior seasons. The Dawgs' defense desperately needs Evans to do the same. Throughout all the problems he's had, he remains one of the fastest players in the SEC. That should serve him well at free safety.

Depth Chart Analysis: Evans enters the season as the starting free safety. He had a solid spring in his first extended action at safety, but a hamstring problem this fall has hampered his progress in the month of August. During that time, Sanders Commings and Makiri Pugh have made great strides and left a good impression on the Dawgs' coaching staff that they could step in for Evans if need be.

Other famous #3s in UGA history: PK John Kasay, P Jim Broadway, P Chip Andrews, QB D.J. Shockley

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