Around the Hedges in 80 Days: R. Drew 

July, 4, 2012
Ray DrewAP Photo/Donn JonesNow representing as the 2011 Dream Team's cream of the crop, sophomore Ray Drew spent his spring learning a new role at defensive end.
Fifty-nine days remain until Georgia kicks off its season opener against Buffalo on Sept. 1. In the days counting down to the opener, DawgNation will profile, with our “Around the Hedges in 80 Days” series, a Bulldogs player we expect to make an impact. We will review each player’s career thus far and project his long-term potential as we progress through our alphabetical list, from center David Andrews to receiver Rantavious Wooten.

59. Ray Drew
Sophomore, Defensive end
6-foot-5, 263 pounds

Fall forecast: Georgia’s coaches decided in the offseason to take advantage of Drew’s growth by cross-training him at defensive end during spring practice. He played outside linebacker most of the time as a freshman and made slow but steady progress at DE in the spring. He will enter the season as the backup to Cornelius Washington -- who also made the switch in the spring from outside linebacker -- at end, but both players should bolster the Bulldogs’ pass rush off the edge this fall.

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