Around the Hedges in 80 Days: L. Floyd 

July, 6, 2012
Fifty-seven 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.

[+] EnlargeLeonard Floyd
Radi Nabulsi/ESPN.comFour-star DE Leonard Floyd is still tangled up in academic issues, but should he join the Bulldogs in time for August camp, he will have a lot to prove in a short time.

57. Leonard Floyd
Freshman, Outside linebacker
6-foot-4, 215 pounds

Fall forecast: Floyd’s enrollment has been delayed by academic issues, which prevented him from gaining valuable college experience (and work in Georgia’s strength and conditioning program) this summer. Floyd is rangy and athletic, but he likely needs to add size before contributing in college.

Floyd recently completed a summer school class that should help him qualify to enroll at Georgia, but the delay still probably hurt his chances to play this fall.

Possible career impact: Assuming his academic issues are sorted out in time for preseason camp, it will take a dynamic August for Floyd to crack the playing rotation in 2012.

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