Aaron Murray's Future Looks Bright
The kid from Tampa looks like a player. There was one play in the G-Day game that stood out for Murray. Aaron droppped back in the pocket, felt some pressure that made him flush to the right, he recognized Marquise Brown coming open on a crossing route, and on the run threw a strike good for a 42 yard gain. Good stuff. And it looked so smooth.
On those recruiting websites, they rate the quarterbacks in two catagories. Pro-style and dual-threat. Basically, guys that can throw it and guys that can run it. Aaron Murray is a pro-style QB, who has playmaking ability outside the pocket. That sets him apart. He flashed that in the spring game.
Bobo only had him throwing it 5 times, but it was enough reps to get some first impressions. At 6'1", he looked comfortable seeing downfield in the pocket. His high release will help him get the ball out. His arm looked strong enough to get it downfield. But again, I liked his natural ability to make good things happen when the protection broke down. He's accurate on the run. He's looking downfield.
Aaron Murray's future looks bright at Georgia. This is a learning year for him. He should try and imitate a sponge in 2009. Soak up all the knowledge he can from Coach Bobo and Joe Cox. And set his sights on winning the job next spring and summer. He's not ready be the guy yet. But his time is coming.
Logan Gray looked good too. He's gotten bigger and stronger and now is at a point he can help'm win. He looked good throwing it around on G-Day. And it's obvious he can run that bootleg play effectively. Coach Rod at Michigan could have used Logan last year. And the spread offense is an offense that would fit him perfectly.
Zach Mettenberger is a guy too keep an eye on too. Big body and a strong arm. He can get it downfield. But I worry about him when the protection breaks down. Did not look real elusive in the pocket. But behind a strong O-Line, he could be a force.
Joe Cox was solid on G-Day. Hit A.J. Green deep on the first play. Joe will be getting the ball to Green a lot this coming season. The ball gets out quick and it's accurate. He also has some mobility. He can move around. What sets Joe apart from the other guys right now is this: the ability to recognize defense and get the 'Dogs out of a bad play and into a good play. Joe knows the offense inside and out, like any senior QB should. He's a coach on the field.