ATHENS -- Greg Pyke knows which offensive line spot pays more to play at the next level.
Pyke, slated to start at right guard this season, is someone that could finish his collegiate career on Georgia's offensive line playing left tackle. Both John Theus and Kolton Houston are seniors this year, which will create holes at both spots. And Pyke, a Baltimore native, has a clear understanding of offensive line economics.
“The blind side tackle is where the most money is," Pyke said. "But being a first round guard is still getting drafted in the first round so it’s still a good amount of money.”
Over a week ago at UGA Day at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Richt said the backup left tackle for the 2015 season was still being determined. Richt did say that Pyke has the versatility to stretch to left tackle if Georgia needed him to. But with Pyke getting first-team reps only, he doesn't know what the coaches have in mind as far as the backup left tackle spot goes.
“I couldn’t really tell you right now," Pyke said. "I know that Aulden Bynum is going with the twos at left tackle, but that’s kind of the just the beginning of camp. We just need people to go in there. (Offensive line) coach (Rob) Sale always says that he’s going to put the best five out there.”