Justin Atkins

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  1. Eric

    Eric Retired Co-Founder Staff Member

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    Is now at DT...As mentioned yesterday in the AJC.

    He has put has some good size and appears to be still growing.

    Another note is that the coaches really feel like they have a great one in Darius Commissiong.
     
  2. SecretAgentBuzz

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    Great news. It seems like it is always hardest for us to recruit (and develop?) DTs, but they are so essential to any successful defense. Here is a link to his profile: http://www.ramblinwreck.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/justin_akins_853649.html
    There it says he weighs 240, so I don't think any of us had any idea he would grow into DT size. How much weight has he put on? Do you think Akins or Commissiong will play this year? Are they currently on the two-deep?
     
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    I think they always knew he had size coming. He was recruited as a 3-4 DE. He's going / to be great.
     
  4. dressedcheeseside

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    I wonder if it's just to add depth at DT and these two guys are the "best of the rest" to fill the need?
     
  5. Eric

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    He is around 265-270 last I heard.

    They have two more weeks to prove that they should play this year...Personally I could see one playing but not both.

    There is no two deep yet as camp is just now getting into the swing of things but they will likely be 3rd.
     
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    It is not just a depth move as Atkins isn't likely to play this year...we have Gotsis, Cummings, Kitchens, Kallon and Greene when he comes back.
     
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    Kevin Robbins is at 263 npgTNIC.jpg npgTNIC.jpg
     
  8. Eric

    Eric Retired Co-Founder Staff Member

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    Boy, Robbins Dad wasn't joking about his son working his tail off this off-season.
     
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    I actually like how Tech was recruiting for a 3-4 and I think Groh's system was the flaw not the ability to recruit to it. Tech's line was probably gonna average around 300lb's under Groh, but with Roof it'll be a lot smaller but quicker. Personally I prefer big boys in the trenches.
     
  10. Eric

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    Agreed somewhat.

    I like bigger guys in the trenches but I would much rather have an aggressive blitzing style on DL as well...last year our starting DL averaged out to 305 pounds but we were getting pushed around.
     
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    I want Shamire to play and not redshirt. He the type that needs that type of motivation and plus like I typed earlier I love beef in the trenches and he has it. I'm so tired of seeing our oline unable to block out defenders and not getting the push we need. That ain't gonna be a problem for Shamire. Ideally he needs to get to 335'lbs and he good.
     
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    Is that a function of talent level or coaching. The more I think about it, with Barnes limited ability to maintain leverage he should have played DE and Cross NT. I thought Cross did a better job of getting lower anyway.
     
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    It's real tough for OL's not to RS, even if they're physically capable. There's just so much to learn and it has to be automatic on the field.
     
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    Eric Retired Co-Founder Staff Member

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    Shamire is going to have to RS due to a shear weight/stamina issues.
     
  16. chrsw003

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    How about Gamble, is he back at d end?
     
  17. Eric

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    Sorry just forget to post him...Gamble has been looking good. He is likely to be the first off the bench right now. We have more depth at DT than people think.
     
  18. PowderSpringsJacket88

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    Eric is spot on. We really have some good depth going on right now at that position. These true freshman are killing it.

    As everyone as probably read...the light came on for Jimmie Kitchen this spring. Well Darius Commissiong is already outplaying him so far from what I have heard. But it is still really close.

    Atkins and Kallon are even.
     
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    All of this is extremely encouraging to hear. DT has been one of our scariest positions in my perception since Vance and Darryl graduated. Love having great young athletes there that could grow into playmakers.
     
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    I will say it now, but if our DL is good, then our D is going to improve mightily. I really think our LB's and Secondary will be good regardless, but my question mark was the DL and the inability to stop teams who were big and physical from just pounding us last year. If that is fixed, we will be a 9-11 win ball club.
     

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