Georgia has managed to start the 2012 season strong despite a slew of suspensions of the defensive side of the football. Vanderbilt, however, provides another stiff test for the Bulldogs.
While Vanderbilt lost two games to open the season, the team fought hard on the road against South Carolina in the season opener. Expect them to be fired up for this contest.
In terms of the NFL Draft, Vanderbilt's defense will have to slow down Georgia's offense if the Commodores are going to have a chance to win this game. Aaron Murray has been inconsistent to start the season, but he can his receivers are capable of filling it up in a hurry on offense.
Vandy's defense is nothing to scoff at, particularly the front seven. Senior defensive tackle Rob Lohr and linebacker Archy Barnes will make life tough on the Georgia ground attack. The pressure will be on Vanderbilt's secondary to make plays.
After the jump, check out the prospects to watch, a key matchup and question of the night.
Vanderbilt 2013 NFL Draft prospects to watch
Defense - #90 - Walker May, DE - 6'5'', 250 pounds (RS Junior), #8 - Trey Wilson, CB - 5'11'', 195 pounds (Senior), #15 - Archibald Barnes, LB - 6'4'', 235 pounds (Senior), #84 - Rob Lohr, DT - 6'4'', 290 pounds (Senior)
Georgia 2013 NFL Draft prospects to watch
Offense: No. 11 Aaron Murray, QB - 6'1'', 210 (Junior), No. 12 Tavarres King, WR - 6'1'', 190 (Senior), No. 15 Marlon Brown, WR - 6'5'', 216 pounds
Defense: No. 29 - Jarvis Jones, LB - 6'2'', 242 (Junior), No. 6 - Jonathan Jenkins, DT - 6'3'', 350, No. 83 -Cornelius Washington, LB - 6'4'', 270, No. 36 - Shawn Williams, S - 6'1'', 220 pounds, No. 1 - Branden Smith- 5'11'', 182
Georgia Ground Game vs. Vandy Front Seven
Vanderbilt's front seven really stood out to me in the narrow loss to South Carolina. Georgia is another physical football team that loves to run the football, so the Commodores will have their hands full. How will Vandy's most talented prospects hold up?
Question of the Night
Can Vanderbilt slow down Aaron Murray and the Georgia passing offense?
Aaron Murray can bit streaky, but when he gets rolling he can be difficult to stop. Vanderbilt's secondary ahsn't been a strong suit this season, so that group will have to pick it up if they hope to pull an upset on the No. 5 team in the country.