Ladd McConkey (WR #84) – Through three games, McConkey has 162 yards and two touchdowns. Stetson Bennett has made Ladd one of his top targets and it is becoming clear that he is one of the most versatile receivers in the SEC. With the Golden Flashes coming into town, and AD Mitchell’s health still in question, McConkey could once again see a significant number of touches against Kent State.
Daijun Edwards (RB #30) – Expect to see numerous backs featured as the depth chart will most likely be heavily utilized this weekend. Edwards had 33 yards on just four caries against South Carolina. The Junior running back from Norman Park is a silent assassin and should make the most out of his carries this upcoming weekend. It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise if he found the end-zone for the first time this season.
Sedrick Van Pran (C #63) – The starting center for the Bulldogs has stepped up as a vocal leader and has cemented this offensive line as one of the more dominant units in the country. In a game against an overmatched opponent, it is necessary that the Bulldogs’ leaders ensure in practice that there is no drop off following an emotional win in SEC play. Georgia would like to work on its run game, which has not yet been dominant, and Van Pran will lead that effort against the Golden Flashes.
Nolan Smith (OLB #4) – While his stats may not burst off the page, Smith has done a phenomenal job leading the defense. Smith is a complete outside linebacker that can rush the passer at an elite level as well as defend the run exceptionally well. Similar to Van Pran, Smith will need to set the tone early against the Golden Flashes to continue the Bulldogs domination on the defensive side of the ball.
Kamari Lassiter (CB #3) – Lassiter has been flat out phenomenal this season. While all the talk has been on Keele Ringo, whose interception sealed Georgia’s national championship, Lassiter has locked up wideouts on the other side of the field. Keele will likely be a First Team All SEC player. While Lassiter will not get the same amount of attention as Ringo, the corner from Savannah will continue to shut down opposing receivers in coverage while hitting significantly harder than his 6-foot, 180-pound frame would suggest.
Xavien Sorey Jr. (ILB #18) – The 6-3, 214-pound Inside Linebacker is just a sophomore, however, he has loads of talent. Throughout the numerous press conferences covered this season, Sorey has often been praised as the fastest linebacker on the team. Sorey is a natural talent who has worked his way into getting minutes in numerous packages, but the young linebacker is a player who should get more minutes and playing experience against a lesser opponent like Kent State.