ATHENS -- Leonard Floyd is the definition of a cross-trainer.
In the middle of sled work with the outside linebackers, Floyd was called to the defensive backs training at the star position, to which he ran over and immediately became the tallest one out there at 6-4. Floyd got in line and watched his teammates work before it was his turn.
Given the fact Floyd is practicing at multiple positions, it appeared the plan was to get as much star work in as possible. He did two consecutive coverage drills, with junior safety Quincy Mauger offering to help his technique. Floyd then did one more rep before the practice period ended.
Floyd will be among a few players seeing time at the star. The idea would seem to be that Floyd offers a much stronger presence inside when teams flex tight ends and bigger receivers to the slot.
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QB rotation continues
On the fourth day of practice, Faton Bauta was back getting first-team reps during the media viewing period.
Brice Ramsey was second with Greyson Lambert third. Neither quarterback attempted any downfield passes and kept things vanilla during drill work.
Trenton Thompson still with second team
One would assume that freshman defensive tackle Trenton Thompson will make a push for first-team reps at some point.
Four days in, though, and he's still working with the second team. And that's not a bad thing, considering the freshman is still adjusting to practices at the college level. Joining Thompson on the second team defensive line were fellow freshman Jonathan Ledbetter and senior Chris Mayes.
On the first team were senior Sterling Bailey, senior Josh Dawson and redshirt sophomore John Atkins.
Reggie Carter applauded by position coach
The inside linebackers took coverage reps and one particular player appeared impress his coach.
Less than a second after breaking to cover a receiver (in this instance, a fellow linebacker posing as a receiver), inside linebackers coach Mike Ekeler applauded Reggie Carter for his technique. Carter is vying for a starting spot at Mike linebacker.
Terry Godwin moving up
It didn't take long for freshman receiver Terry Godwin to move up.
During practice, it looked like Godwin was seeing reps as the third and fourth receiver, behind Malcolm Mitchell and Reggie Davis. Isaiah McKenzie is also in the mix with Godwin and Davis as receivers that could see playing time as receivers two through four.
One tired freshman
Preseason practice can be tough and true freshman linebacker D'Andre Walker is evidence of that. Walker looked a little fatigued during sled work as he adjusts to college football practice.
Still injury free
As of periods four and five of practice on Friday, there were no green jerseys in sight. The Bulldogs still appear healthy as the installation portion of preseason practice continues.