Highest-graded returning Power 5 DBs at box safety in 2019:— PFF College (@PFF_College) July 16, 2020
1. Ar'Darius Washington - 90.3
2. Juanyeh Thomas - 80.9
3. Paris Ford - 79.0
4. Marquis Waters - 78.8
5. Brad Hawkins - 78.7 pic.twitter.com/CY2nQgUGQ6
Our own Robert Binion picked the perfect day to release his 2020 safety position preview. His lofty analysis of Juanyeh Thomas in the article was furthered by Pro Football Focus on Twitter. According to PFF, Thomas is the second highest graded returning box safety in the nation. At the versatile position, Thomas is looking to be a huge contributor, creating havoc all over the field. If college football is played, I would not be surprised to see Thomas garner all-ACC and possibly all-American recognition. Tariq Carpenter is another name to watch, coming in at number two in fewest yards per catch allowed by returning DBs. With more development and game experience, the league could be calling for the two safeties soon.
The NBA’s quarantine “bubble” at Disney World is in full swing. Games are scheduled to begin on July 30 at the “happiest place on Earth.” The only former Jacket playing in Florida will be Derrick Favors (New Orleans Pelicans). The Pelicans currently sit at tenth in the Western Conference, and will have to have a strong run in eight seeding games to reach the top eight and qualify for the playoffs. Other former Jackets are competing in leagues overseas, like Ben Lammers, who just signed a deal with Alba Berlin after spending two seasons in Spain.
While the Georgia Tech track & field team did not get to perform extensively on the track this spring, they did perform well in the (virtual) classroom. Four track & field athletes were named U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Athletes. The four are Andrew Kent, Bria Matthews, Olivia Moore, and Anna Witherspoon. The men’s and women’s squads received recognition as All-Academic Teams. The men had a 3.13 team GPA while the women were at 3.23. Congratulations, everyone!
#GaTech has added former Auburn DL Reece Mullins as a preferred walk-on. Former Pope HS standout and former HS teammate of current GT WR Zach Owens.— Kelly Quinlan (@Kelly_Quinlan) July 15, 2020
There is not much on Reece Mullins online. In his Auburn Tigers profile, Mullins is described as a, “defensive lineman who provides depth.” Mullins attended Pope High School in Marietta, GA, and was majoring in engineering at Auburn so he should be a good fit academically on the Flats. The incoming PWO is big, standing at 6’ 3” and weighing 225, with the ability to be a good “defensive lineman who provides depth”. Mullins will have to sit out the 2020 season but will have three years of eligibility left after. Welcome to the Flats, Reece!
Question of the Day: What do you think about Reece Mullins?