Led by veteran fifth-year senior Jay Rome, the Georgia Bulldogs believe they have some of the best tight ends in the nation.
“We’re really deep right now. I feel like we can be the best out of any group that’s been here,” said Rome, via DawgNation.com.
That is high praise considering the Bulldogs history of success at the tight end position; see: NFL tight ends Benjamin Watson, Randy McMichael, and Leonard Pope.
Although the 6-foot-6, 248-pound Rome may be the emotional leader of the bunch, there is a lot of competition for who is the best.
Nipping at Rome’s heels for the starting job is sophomore Jeb Blazevich, a 6-foot-5 232 pound pass catcher who started 10 games last year for the Bulldogs. Redshirt sophomore Jordan Davis, 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, and true freshman Jackson Harris, 6-foot-6, 247 pounds, round out this highly-competitive TE crew.
It’s not self-proclaimed greatness either; newly arrived offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer is also impressed with the group of tight ends he has at his disposal.
“Those four guys have had maybe the best camp of everybody,” Schottenheimer said. “Done a real good job. Again, from Jay Rome down to Jordan Davis, all those guys have done a good job.”
From the coaching staff to the players, Georgia is excited to exploit defensive mismatches and is confident in each tight end and their unique abilities.
“If we see a linebacker has come out to cover our tight end, that’s a win for us every time,” Rome said. “I feel like the guys we have in our room right now are really big and athletic guys who can do a lot of different things — run block, pass set, go out in routes, catch passes.
”We’re working together to try to make everybody the best tight ends we can be. We’ve been working hard and it’s been paying off for us.”
We can see if Georgia’s tight ends live up to the hype on Sept. 5 as Georgia begins its season against Louisiana – Monroe.
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