Scouting the 2020 Sugar Bowl: Baylor Bears vs. Georgia Bulldogs

The 2020 Sugar Bowl will see the Baylor Bears take on the Georgia Bulldogs in a game that will see several prominent players on the sideline. That said, there are other prospects who you can keep your eyes on.

Once again, the Georgia Bulldogs finds itself as the bridesmaids of the SEC after failing to win the conference title, this time losing out to the LSU Tigers.  Meanwhile, the Baylor Bears lost a pair of disappointing games to the Oklahoma Sooners, including a fatal collapse late in the regular season.  The headline of the 2020 Sugar Bowl is going to be the players who won’t be participating

At the time of posting, two of the three top players on my board – Andrew Thomas and Isaiah Wilson – won’t be playing in the Sugar Bowl.  Running back D’Andre Swift will likely join them on the sidelines.  It’s also a distinct possibility this could be the final game for Baylor head coach Matt Rhule, who is being courted by several NFL teams.

With that in mind, the most exciting match-up in this game now turns to Baylor receiver Denzel Mims against the Georgia duo of Richard LeCounte and J.R. Reed. 

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While I have Mims graded as a 5th/6th round pick, I expect he’ll move a round or two north on the board in the lead up to the draft.  I’m told the big receiver will run much faster than anyone expects during the combine, possibly in the 4.3’s, and his stock will take off. 

J.R. Reed is a hard-hitting safety that knocks the stuffing out of opponents but plays to one speed.  Reed is faster and has much better ball skills but will struggle matching up against Mims physically.

Baylor vs Georgia

Grade Rnd Full Name School Pos Yr
4.29 1st Andrew Thomas Georgia T 3Jr
4.13 1st D’Andre Swift Georgia RB 3Jr
3.99 1-2 Isaiah Wilson Georgia T 3So
3.63 3rd James Lynch Baylor DT 3Jr
3.58 4th Richard LeCounte Georgia S 3Jr
3.57 4th Jake Fromm Georgia QB 3Jr
3.39 6th J.R. Reed Georgia S 5Sr
3.39 5-6 Denzel Mims Baylor WR 4Sr
3.38 6th Solomon Kindley Georgia G 4Jr
3.33 6th Charlie Woerner Georgia TE 4Sr
3.28 7th Sam Tecklenburg Baylor G 5Sr
3.28 7th Rodrigo Blankenship Georgia PK 5Sr
3.27 7th Lawrence Cager Georgia WR 5Sr
3.25 FA Bravvion Roy Baylor DT 4Sr
3.20 FA Monty Rice Georgia OLB 3Jr
3.19 FA JaMycal Hasty Baylor RB 5Sr
3.18 FA Tyler Clark Georgia DT 4Sr
3.18 FA Chris Platt Baylor WR 5Sr
3.18 FA Clay Johnston Baylor ILB 5Sr
3.16 FA Tae Crowder Georgia ILB 5Sr
3.13 FA Jeremiah Holloman Georgia WR 3Jr
3.07 FA David Marshall Georgia DT 4Sr
3.05 FA Brian Herrien Georgia RB 4Sr
3.05 FA Malik Herring Georgia DE 3Jr
3.04 FA Chris Miller Baylor S 4Sr
3.04 FA Tyler Simmons Georgia WR 4Sr
3.02 FA Tyrique McGhee Georgia S 4Sr
3.00 FA Julian Rochester Georgia DT 4Sr
2.80 FA Eli Wolf Georgia TE 5Sr
2.75 FA Blake Lynch Baylor OLB 5Sr
2.68 FA Tyrone Hunt Baylor DT 5Sr


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