Originally written on The Lady Sportswriter  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Starting nose John Jenkins has been ruled academically ineligible for the Capital One Bowl and will begin his preparations for a potentially successful pro career earlier than expected. However, the Georgia Bulldogs feel confident that Jenkins’ backup, Kwame Geathers, will be able to step into the starting role and be that difference for the Dawgs. Geathers racked up some nice numbers in the regular season in a mostly backup role (37 tackles, six quarterback hurries, and five tackles for loss) and there is no doubt that he is best suited to take over for  Jenkins; Abry Jones will also be a possibility, but I don’t expect much from him as he’s been out for the better part of eight-weeks and is hardly in game shape. I suspect he’ll be used only if necessary. But, the bigger part of this story will be how Geathers utilizes this unexpected opportunity to aid in his NFL prospects as he has an opportunity to potentially increase his draft stock with a big game in Orlando on New Years Day. As of now, the redshirt junior hasn’t made a decision on his NFL future, but he’s projected to go as early as the second round [...]
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