Pass or fail: Grading Georgia’s top true freshmen
Georgia landed the No. 6 overall recruiting class in the country in 2015, according to 247Sports rankings, and a number of its top prospects have already begun to see the field. With their first season on campus in the books, how have the Bulldog pups performed in limited action?
Pro Football Focus recently graded out the top 50 recruits in the nation, three of which signed with the Dawgs. Here are their grades six games into their careers:
No. 1 overall recruit – DT Trent Thompson
The nation’s top recruit has started to live up to the hype in recent weeks, grading at +9.9 in his last three games. His +8.7 grade against the run ranks second among Georgia defensive linemen and his 61 snaps last weekend against Tennessee marked a career high.
No. 28 overall recruit – WR Terry Godwin
Seeing an increased role in recent weeks, Godwin has played 169 snaps on the season, catching 11 of his 19 targets for 125 yards (11.4 yards per reception). He’s forced four missed tackles on those 11 catches and he’s yet to drop a pass.
No. 47 overall recruit – LB Roquan Smith
Only played 35 garbage-time snaps, but Smith has made an impact against the run in his limited time with a +2.1 grade and five stops.
(h/t Pro Football Focus)