ATHENS -- Receiver Isaiah McKenzie, who had been running recently as Georgia's No. 2 receiver, was noticeably absent from Saturday's practice.
McKenzie is expected to take on a bigger role with the receivers as a sophomore. In 2014, during his true freshman season, McKenzie totaled six catches for 67 yards. He also added seven carries for 78 yards as a rusher. McKenzie made his mark a year ago on special teams, going for 230 yards and two touchdowns as a punt returner, and 309 yards and one touchdown as a kick returner.
McKenzie had been working with the first team alongside Malcolm Mitchell. With McKenzie not able to practice, Reggie Davis stepped in with the first team. The next two receivers were Justin Scott-Wesley and Terry Godwin.
James DeLoach has left lower arm injury
Defensive tackle James DeLoach, in a green jersey, was seen sporting a cast on his left wrist that wrapped around his hand. DeLoach was unable to participate in practice with his teammates and was riding a stationary bike instead.
A year ago, DeLoach appeared in seven games and recorded a career-best three tackles in a 66-0 win over Troy.
Aaron Davis has hand wrapped, still practicing
Cornerback Aaron Davis was able to practice despite having his left wrist and hand wrapped up. Davis participated in defensive back drills and did not appear limited. In 2014, Davis made 10 starts in 12 appearances at cornerback.
Ramsey takes first-team reps
Saturday's rotation at quarterback saw Brice Ramsey with the first team, Greyson Lambert with the second team and Faton Bauta with the third team.
During one period, each quarterback took four consecutive snaps in rapid succession. Both Ramsey and Bauta appeared more comfortable with the higher tempo. Though Bauta looked the quickest, he and Ramsey also seemed smooth in scrambling drills. Lambert, not as fleet of foot, did deliver a nice ball on the run.
Godwin still learning
Though he's getting some run with the second-team, Godwin got some coaching up from receivers coach Bryan McClendon after a poor flag route.
Godwin rounded the route and therefore his timing was late for the throw. McClendon instructed Godwin on the needed correction. Receiver Kenneth Towns, for his part, then executed the route perfectly, which drew some praise from head coach Mark Richt.
Running back order
The running backs were participating in drills in what seemed to be the order of the depth chart.
Up first was Nick Chubb, with Sony Michel, Keith Marshall, A.J. Turman, Brendan Douglas and Tae Crowder following behind.
Defensive coordinator and secondary coach Jeremy Pruitt was hard on his position group once again.
During a defensive back drill, he got on to both safety Johnathan Abram and cornerback Shattle Fenteng for technique issues. Abram was to do with where he was looking pre-snap and Fenteng with where he needed to be post-snap.