Georgia Bulldogs: Justin Anderson

By the numbers: UGA classes since 2006 

January, 18, 2013
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Here’s a breakdown of Georgia’s last seven recruiting classes and what they managed to accomplish in college and beyond:

2006
ESPN top five classes: Florida, USC, Texas, Georgia, Notre Dame
Georgia’s ranking: 4

UGA midseason report card: OL 

October, 11, 2012
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Editor’s note: Georgia’s football season is at the halfway mark, and the Bulldogs will take this weekend off before resuming SEC play next Saturday at Kentucky. We'll take a look at a different position group each day this week and evaluate how it performed in the first half of the season in our DawgNation midseason report cards.

ATHENS, Ga. -- The public opinion of Georgia’s offensive line was, for a time, much more positive than it is today, after the Bulldogs’ numerous breakdowns led directly to a 35-7 loss at South Carolina.

Will Friend’s rebuilt line had been surprisingly effective in the first five games, paving the way for Georgia to rank among the nation’s most explosive offenses.

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Preseason previews: Offensive line 

July, 27, 2012
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Editor’s note: With Georgia set to open preseason camp on Aug. 2, DawgNation will break down each position group and the storylines to watch in August. We finish our look at the offense today with the offensive line after covering quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends earlier this week.


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Sixty-five 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.

[+] EnlargeWatts Dantzler
Radi Nabulsi/ESPN.comRelatively inexperienced O-lineman Watts Dantzler must prove himself quickly if he's to earn playing time in 2012.

65. Watts Dantzler
Sophomore, Offensive line
6-foot-7, 310 pounds


Fall forecast: Several offensive linemen, including Dantzler, enter preseason practice in quite similar positions. Part of a big group of offensive linemen who signed last year -- Dantzler, center David Andrews and guard Hunter Long played last fall as true freshmen -- Dantzler figures to be part of Georgia’s offensive line rotation and could play either guard or tackle. He hasn’t claimed a starting spot yet, however, and will enter preseason practice as Kolton Houston’s backup at right tackle.

Career highlight: Dantzler got fairly extensive playing time in non-conference wins against Coastal Carolina and New Mexico State, but perhaps his most valuable playing time came in a blowout win against Auburn.

Experience thus far: Dantzler appeared in three games last season in a reserve role.


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Roundtable: Position that must improve? 

June, 7, 2012
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On Monday, most of the Georgia signees in the Class of 2012 reported to campus to begin summer school and offseason workouts. Three of the signees enrolled in January and went through spring camp. The freshman class is low on numbers but is packed with talent. Add to that a number of position moves in the spring and the Bulldogs should have quite an interesting depth chart heading into the first game against Buffalo. So, looking ahead, DawgNation’s Roundtable question is: “From what position does Georgia need to get more production in 2012 and do you think they have the talent there to do it?”


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Former Georgia offensive lineman Justin Anderson became the sixth ex-Bulldogs player off the board when the Indianapolis Colts selected him Saturday with the first pick in the seventh round of the NFL draft.

Anderson went to the Colts with the 208th overall pick.

Anderson started all 14 games at right tackle last fall after switching to defense for a season in 2010. He was a freshman All-SEC pick at right tackle in 2008 -- starting seven games -- and started five more in 2009.

At 6-foot-5 and 335 pounds, Anderson could shift inside to guard in the pros.

Most draft analysts projected him as a late-round pick or, more likely, an undrafted free agent, but the Colts selected him as part of their rebuilding project -- potentially as a candidate to help protect new franchise quarterback Andrew Luck, the draft’s first overall selection.

Pro day notes: Butler has high hopes 

March, 7, 2012
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Drew Butler is not afraid to say what he wants.

The former Georgia punter knows history dictates that few players at his position are selected in the NFL draft, but it is important to Butler that he become a drafted player.

“I think I’ve worked extremely hard throughout the past four years to become a draft-able choice,” Butler said, “and I think I’ve worked extremely hard throughout this entire evaluation process to be considered the top punter in the draft and to be that first punter taken off the board.”

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Quick pro day observations

March, 5, 2012
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Just got home from watching the extremely windy UGA pro day workouts. Will work up a couple stories in a bit, but here are a few quick thoughts.

* In all, there were 46 scouts in attendance, representing 30 different NFL teams. The Cowboys and Bears were the only teams who were not represented.

* Brandon Boykin said he is still working back toward 100 percent after breaking a bone in his leg while covering a punt at the Senior Bowl. He said he's at about 85 percent and will hold an individual pro day workout on campus in early April. He did participate in the bench press and completed 16 reps, which is better than the average for cornerbacks -- particularly one who played at about 180 pounds.

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UGA scouting combine update 

February, 25, 2012
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The individual player workouts hit full swing Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine and two players from Georgia -- offensive lineman Cordy Glenn and tight end Orson Charles -- were among the early winners.

The 6-foot-6, 345-pound Glenn drew rave reviews from scouts and analysts for his performances in multiple measurable drills, showing good speed and strength that might help him crack the first round in the upcoming draft.

Glenn ran a 5.19-second 40-yard dash -- the sixth-best time among offensive linemen -- which NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock described as "a ridiculous number" for a player Glenn's size. He also completed 31 repetitions of 225 pounds in the bench press, which ranked eighth among offensive linemen.

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Georgia in mix for Max Garcia transfer 

February, 22, 2012
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Max Garcia committed to Maryland in December 2009, choosing to play for the Terrapins over Clemson and Vanderbilt.

If he follows through on his announced intention to transfer, Garcia (Norcross, Ga./Norcross) will have his choice of scholarship offers from a group of heavy hitters.

Georgia is among the schools pursuing the sophomore offensive tackle -- who grew up only 50 miles from Athens -- along with SEC rivals Florida, Auburn and Ole Miss.

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