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Vanderbilt Commodores vs Georgia Bulldogs 10/15/2016

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Scouting Notes

Vanderbilt Commodores vs Georgia Bulldogs 10/15/2016

Vanderbilt Commodores vs Georgia Bulldogs

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sanford Stadium/Athens, GA

Score:  Vanderbilt (17), Georgia (16)

Notable Prospects Entering the Contest

Vanderbilt Offense

Will Holder, OT, Senior:  Holder was below average in terms of showing professional upside but he is a functional college blocker. He showed good posture and depth in his kickstop and has a long frame. He does hold his arms noticeably low when pass blocking which puts him at a major disadvantage to provide a quick punch. He also has a tendency to deaden his feet on contact making it difficult to generate movement. Stock:  Down

Vanderbilt Defense

Zach Cunningham, LB, Junior:  Cunningham turned in an incredible performance that lead to the Commodores victory. He is incredible quick to diagnose and react to plays, is aggressive pursuing the football and is an outstanding finisher. His play was consistent and a big reason why the Georgia running game was bottled up all day. He made a crucial pass breakup on a 3rd and 13 late in the game to show his man coverage skills and made the game-winning tackle on a 4th and 1 attempt where he used superhuman quickness and length to bring down Isaiah Mackenzie off-tackle. Cunningham is emerging as one of the best defenders in the nation.  Stock:  Up

Georgia Offense

Nick Chubb, RB, Junior:  Chubb ran hard all afternoon but there was simply no space to work with. Vandy’s defensive line consistently re-set the line of scrimmage and there was penetration into the backfield throughout the game. This wasn’t the contest to gauge anything on Chubb as the collective effort upfront was egregious.  Stock:  Same

Greg Pyke, OT, Senior:  Georgia’s offensive line had a collectively poor performance but Pyke had the most positive moments in the contest. He flashed some functional power in the run game and didn’t allow pressure on the passer. It’s obvious that Pyke’s skillset and footwork is better suited for playing guard but to his credit he is playing where his team most needs him. Stock:  Same

Brandon Kublanow, C, Senior:  Kublanow represented a major liability for the Georgia offense as he allowed continual penetration throughout the contest and failed to demonstrate baseline power needed to succeed. He also had a costly misfire on a snap that lead to a negative play for the Bulldogs. Stock:  Way down

Georgia Defense

Davin Bellamy, EDGE, Junior:  Bellamy played extremely well against the run where he set a physical, secure edge and was able to disengage and make tackles near the line of scrimmage. He tallied 8 tackles for the contest and 1 for loss. Bellamy didn’t show much in terms of pass rushing until a rep later in the contest where he beautifully attacked half a man, used his length, got parallel with the passer and used a quick hand swipe to come back across the offensive lineman to make a sack. This sack lead to a punt that gave Georgia the ball back while trailing with 2:55 left in the game. There is upside here.  Stock:  Up

Dominick Sanders, S, Junior:  It was in question whether or not Sanders would play in this game due to a shoulder injury but he played. Sanders is known for his ability to fly downhill and make tackles which is something he wasn’t able to do in this contest and he did not record a tackle. With that said, he made 2 terrific pass breakups where he attacked the ball and was able to disrupt at the catch point. Stock:  Up

Other Players that Flashed

Ryan White, S, Vanderbilt, Junior:  White deserves a lot of credit for what Vandy did to stop Georgia’s ground game by flying into the boundary and the box to make stop after stop. He tallied 12 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and broke up a pass in the game. He was very active and showed good tackling ability while taking good angles to the play.

Best Players on the Field

Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt

Forgettable Performances

Brandon Kublanow, C, Georgia

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Marino began his career as the Assistant Editor for USA Today Digital Properties Draft Sites Network in 2011. A member of the FWAA, Marino writes about the NFL, College Football and NFL Draft for FanRag Sports.

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