Potential 2015 sleeper: Georgia


The Georgia Bulldogs are the early trendy favorite to take the SEC Eastern Division this year. Maybe this guy can help the offense out a little more in 2015.


Sleeper: A.J. Turman, RB, RSo.

Why: So the Bulldogs have arguably the nation’s best running back in Nick Chubb. That’s great, but even Chubb can’t do it all himself. Running back Sony Michel proved last year that he’s more than capable of filling in, but he also dealt with injuries last fall and this spring. It’s too early to say that Michel is injury-prone, but it’s something to keep an eye on, and Keith Marshall just hasn’t been able to stay healthy since his freshman season. Turman performed well this spring after failing to see time on the field since his senior year of high school in 2012. Turman redshirted as a freshman and missed all last season with a foot injury, but coaches were impressed with his return this spring, especially with him seeing increased reps due to injuries and Chubb getting rest. Turman rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in Georgia’s spring game. We don’t know what to expect from Turman this fall, but injuries have been a trend in Georgia’s backfield. If Turman stays healthy, it appears he has the ability to play his way onto the field, regardless.