Posted: 10:40 am Monday, May 12th, 2014

Rewind: More Dogs heading to NFL via free agency 

By Chip Towers

(Updated: Left Blake Sailors off list of free agents) …

MONDAY MORNING REWIND

1. The NFL Draft was completed on Saturday without the Georgia Bulldogs making a significant impact on it. Only two Bulldogs were drafted and both went in the middle of the fifth round.

Quarterback Aaron Murray went to the Kansas City Chiefs with the 163rd pick overall and tight end Arthur Lynch was chosen by Miami eight slots earlier.
It was the first time since 2000 Georgia had that few. UGA had eight in 2013 and seven in 2012.

The situation Murray inherited in Kansas City is an interesting one. Alex Smith is solid as the starter but Murray will be competing with a pair of SEC brethren for a roster spot. Missouri’s Chase Daniel reportedly is the top backup and Tennessee’s Tyler Bray is next. Murray, who is less than six months removed from ACL reconstruction, will need to be impressive to earn a spot on the roster.

2. While there were only two players drafted, six other Bulldogs have signed with teams as free agents, eight if you include former Bulldogs. Players from last year’s Georgia team who will get an NFL try include OL Chris Burnette (Bucs), OL Kenarious Gates (Bucs), OL Dallas Lee (Falcons), DB/WR Blake Sailors (Redskins), DL Garrison Smith (Dophins) and WR Rantavious Wooten (Dolphins). Alabama State tailback Isaiah Crowell (Browns) and DB Jordan Love (Patriots) also will get tryouts.

3. Georgia’s softball team continued its late-season hot streak when it defeated Kentucky 5-2 to claim its first SEC Tournament championship in school history. The victory was the sixth straight over a Top 16 team for the Bulldogs (45-12).

As a result, Georgia was awarded a No. 4 national seed and will host an NCAA Regional Friday through Sunday. The Bulldogs open against UAB, with N.C. State and Chattanooga on the other side of the bracket.

4. It’s going to come down to the wire for Georgia’s baseball team as far as the postseason is concerned. The Bulldogs remain in 12th in the SEC with 12 teams earning spots in the SEC tournament. Kentucky comes to town for the final three-game series that begins Thursday.

Georgia came very close to taking two of three from No. 11 Ole Miss in Oxford this past weekend. Freshman Robert Tyler tossed a three-hit, complete game shutout for a 2-0 win on Saturday, setting up a rubber game on Sunday. The Bulldogs again produced great pitching against the SEC’s best offensive team but finally fell 2-1 loss in 11 innings on Sunday.

5. Georgia’s men’s and women’s tennis teams took care of business as expected this past weekend in the NCAA tournament. Each easily won their first- and second-round matches to advance to this week’s NCAA Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.The No. 1-seeded Lady Bulldogs beat No. 24 FSU 4-0 and will play next on Thursday. The 10th-seeded men’s team defeated 26th-ranked NC State 4-1 and play on Friday.

50 comments
WhiskeyBreath
WhiskeyBreath

You are the king Chip. Put a positive spin on Ga only having a couple of guys go to the NFL.

Yea, generally walk ons make NFL clubs.

Now how are you going to make the Ga fans happy about Jim Donnan?

I have faith you will spin that successfully.  

Have you ever been sincere about anything? 

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

"eviscerated in emasculated fashion"......................Dawgnole, he's calling you out, i think.

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

DawgNole eviscerated in emasculated fashion for :



DawgNole January 4th, 2013 6:13 pm


“Half of me pulled for the Dawgs, half for the Noles”


"Mixed feelings, torn, and still don’t know who I’d pull for if they play again."



DawgNole at 8:00 p.m. Dec. 6, 2013


“True that, TB--then and now.”



DawgNole September 5th, 2012  5:22 pm


“I’m on a Tech blog because I follow Tech and pull for the Jackets in all games except those with UGA and FSU.”



DawgNole January 5th, 2013 10:38 pm


_________________________________________________



“You’re the only one who appears to have an issue with that.”


_________________________________________________



Dawg350   3 days ago


“ Dawg nole… you pull for tech...how disturbing. Dude you pull for too many teams in my opinion.“




Swamp Thing September 3rd, 2012 4:54 pm


“DawgNole (which end is the Dawg and which end is the Nole?)”




gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Good Luck to the F/A Dawgs! hope they all do well.

ARdawg
ARdawg

Bucky

Oh behave

 

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

Losing to Nebraska - check


Spring Ball - check


Gym dogs - check


NIT - check


Dog softball - check


Two dogs drafted - check


Including Clipboard -  check


It's still May. What is a dog to do?

BulldawgRick
BulldawgRick

Glad to see the Falcons sign Dallas Lee...  I believe his "warrior" mentality & style of play might be the reason he sticks with the Birds for a 5-7 year career!!  Can you say Harvey Dalh/Tyson Cabo? FA's both & they are having good NFL careers!!


Home cooking will not be a bad thing either..  His family  lives 5 miles from the complex!!


Wolf.... Dawg... Falcon!!!


Best to ya Dallas & Lee Family!!! 

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

For so many on here that criticize Georgia when they don't land a 5- star Recruit , if you didn't see the breakdown , here it is:

5-Star Recruits coming out of High School had 5 first round picks by one service and 4 first round by another.

4 Star had 12 first rounders by one and 13 by another.

3- Star had 12 by one and 12 by another.

2- star had 1 by one and 3 by another.

one service had 2 players chosen in the first round that was not ranked with any stars coming out of High School.

The point is the Star system doesn't mean much. It's just a guide. What matter is what happens to the Recruits when they get to College. 

Dawg-Gawn
Dawg-Gawn

Blake Sailors@BlakeSailors0723 hrs

So blessed to say I get an opportunity to play for the #redskins! Dreams come true now it's a fight for a job!!!

"BELIEVE" in the G

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Best of luck to all the players that signed FA deals. They have their back to the wall for sure. Making the practice squads this season will be huge since they pay about 1500 per week.

aarh
aarh

I didn't realize KC had that many different solid QBs until yesterday.

aarh
aarh

Technically, Chase Daniel isn't a forever SEC brethren, bc when he played at Mizzou they hadn't joined the SEC yet at that time. That's still an interesting point in the article though about who all Murray's going up against.

Delusionaldog
Delusionaldog

350 is a lady dog softball champ. 


Now he can officially "book it".

HotDawg
HotDawg

Richard breath,

roll turrrd roll

DawgNole
DawgNole

@gtcaryd  

Nah, he's just trying to save face after I slapped him down again on his latest batch of lies.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@ThomasBrown  

I see you still haven't responded to my questions about your previous lies. Still think UGA beat Vandy last season? Still think UGA beat Clemson last season? Still think UGA finished 10-3 last season? Still think FSU did not make the NC game in January? Still think Chelsea Wilkinson's opponents had "a 1.83 batting average" against her all season? DUH!

Would you like for me to dredge up a few more of your lies so you can dodge, duck, evade, and otherwise weasel out of responsibility for them? You know, like you dodged, ducked, evaded, and weaseled out of answering my repeated questions to you about who you thought would win the FSU-Auburn game? You remember, don't you, azzhole? Yeah, you remember. Coward.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

After he gets cut in 4 months perhaps Sam will join the crew of Pardon the Interruption. One is old,the other is a racist,and the other sucks,

NCDawg
NCDawg

@ARdawg fat chance of that.  When your whole life is about pretending to be a fan of one school and relentlessly ragging on another, that leaves very little room to behave.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Delusional dog is certainly not a GA Bulldog, but he is definitely delusional and not very bright.

Such obsessive hatred. Bless his little heart.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@BulldawgRick  

What a waste, unless he can be a long snapper.

Rather than give a FA contract to a guy that spent his Sr. Yr. on roller skates, maybe the Falcons should have signed some kid from nowhere that is gigantic (6-7 325lbs+) and hope that he can develop into an NFL player.

Dallas Lee has no chance to make an NFL roster, ever.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@C-Kirk


May be true.....but the fact remains......there are far fewer 5 star recruits than 4, 3, or 2 star recruits.  As the stars go downward, the more players there are.  So, you would figure that there would be less 5 stars drafted that the other stars.  A better evaluation would be......what percentage of 5 stars from a given class was drafted vs. the other stars.  I would say the percentage would most likely be much higher than the other stars, particularly the 3 and 2 star players.  But don't know for sure.  

FireSomebody
FireSomebody

@C-Kirk  So, over half the 1st-round draft picks were rated 4-star or higher and your claim is that the star system doesn't mean much?  I question your correlation skills.  The ratio of 4 and 5-star rated kids to the entire pool of college-bound football players is minuscule, yet over half of the premier NFL draft picks in this year's draft subsequently validated their rankings coming out of high school.  


I've never been one to place a lot of stock in the recruiting services, either.  But your numbers, if correct, lend credence to their existence, not detract from it.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Dawg-Gawn


Sometimes you really scare me.  If I were a Georgia player, I might consider filing a restraining order against you.  I really think your dreams were to become a sports reporter for the AJC.....but the dream did not come true for you until sports blog sites appeared.  

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Delusionaldog


350 does not care about minor sports.....only football matters to him.  And he considers basketball a minor sport. 

HotDawg
HotDawg

Negative, negative, negative.

Gandolph
Gandolph

@MikeBanning @BulldawgRick  Why don't we let the NFL decide that.  No need to trash a player on the way out.  Come on, maybe not his little brother, but he is a DGD.

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

@TampGator1 @C-Kirk  

You beat me to the real question. Sorry I should have read you comment before replying to FireSomebody.

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

@FireSomebody  

One of the points I was trying to get across was only 17 players was a 4 Star or 5 Star coming out of High School. The number I was curious about is how many of the total  5 or 4 Star players when they committed and sign with Colleges were available. How many of the 5 and 4 Star Recruits never will see one day as a Pro? 17 out of how many?  

Dawg-Gawn
Dawg-Gawn

Thanks, TampaGator for your blessing... but as usual... you're wrong again!

The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but alligators and mosquitoes come real close...

"BELIEVE" in the G

HotDawg
HotDawg

Raging D-Bag fits delusional perfectly.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@Gandolph

I feel the same way about the Falcons FA signing of Robbie Godhigh, the Falcons' roster is too depleted to waste time with "Public Relations" signings.

Instead the Falcons need to be a ruthless, bottom line organization, like the Seahawks and the Niners.