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Brannan Southerland
SI Grade
3.50
Position: Class:
4Sr
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
6-0, 242
40 Time:
4.68

BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who saw limited playing time as a senior after undergoing surgery on his foot. Started eleven games as a junior and posted 17/24/5 on the ground, adding 11/59/1 as a receiver. Carried the ball just two times as a senior and caught two passes. Broke into the starting lineup as a freshman. Broke a navicular bone in his left foot at the end of his junior season that required to surgeries to repair.

POSITIVES: Southerland has been a terrific fullback the past four years at Georgia, and he is a competitive player who goes hard until the whistle blows. He offers the ability to play in a number of offensive systems at the next level, and he will be in the league a long time if his foot is healthy.

NEGATIVES: Displays marginal quickness to his game. Has never been a true offensive threat. Coming off a difficult foot injury.

ANALYSIS: Tough, traditional lead blocker with a terrific game. Plays with good knee bend, displays terrific blocking vision and aggressive in all aspects. Shows the agility to get around the corner, creates space for ball carriers, and gets to the second level, knocking linebackers from the action. Nasty, and always looking for someone to hit. Strong at the point and anchors in pass protection. Keeps his head on a swivel, gets the most from his assets, and opens large holes for ball carriers. Solid receiver out of the backfield and displays strong hands.

PROJECTION: 4-5

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