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Technical Tidbits 6/1: Georgia Tech Offensive Line Looks to Rebound

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Devin Cochran can help.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 21 NC State at Georgia Tech Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The offensive line was a big problem for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets last season. It was statistically one of the worst in the nation, with opposing defensive lines consistently overpowering it. Fortunately, Geoff Collins brought in six offensive linemen in the 2020 recruiting class, along with Vanderbilt grad transfer Devin Cochran. The Atlanta native was one of the best offensive linemen in the SEC last season, playing exceptionally well for the struggling Commodores. The hiring of Offensive Line Coach Brent Key is looking better and better every day for the Jackets, as his ability to develop NFL-caliber offensive linemen was a major factor in Cochran’s decision to come to Tech.

Another big-name transfer that Geoff Collins brought into the Georgia Tech program is defensive end Antonneous Clayton. While Clayton did not have the best career at Florida (just 11 tackles in three seasons), he was a top-30 recruit in the class of 2016 and developed a special relationship with Collins. Many were expecting Clayton to play for Tech last season, but his waiver for immediate eligibility was denied by the NCAA. Luckily for the Jackets, that only motivated him more as he prepares to prove himself in one final season of college football.

Tech fans might want to take a look at the EDGE section of the article above. 247Sports examined, “some of the prospects who fit favorably into the trends at their respective positions.” One of those players is Tech signee Jared Ivey. The Suwanee, GA native is extremely athletic and will be an immediate contender for playing time on the defensive line.

Bria Matthews doesn’t just win athletic events, she also excels in the classroom. That is shown by her selection to the CoSIDA 2020 Academic All-District Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team. The Yellow Jacket men were represented by CoSIDA as well, with long-distance runner Andrew Kent being named to the 2020 Academic All-District Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team. Congratulations, Andrew and Bria!

Hopefully there will be many more magazine covers for Tech players in the future. Looking good, Tre!

Question of the Day: What do you think about the addition of Devin Cochran?