Imagine this scenario for a second. The clock runs out on a 27-6 win over arguably your fiercest rival, in a battle of Top 10 teams. Your offense just ran for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns. Your starting quarterback was sacked only one time. And you come off the field shaking your head, thinking you played a bad game.
For Georgia offensive lineman Ben Cleveland, that was the case Saturday night.
In actuality, Cleveland played well enough to earn the honor of SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week. The senior guard graded out at 80.4 overall, according to Pro Football Focus, with an 84.2 grade in pass protection and a 79.4 grade in run blocking. Cleveland also tallied five knockdown blocks against the Tigers.
“Honestly, walking off the field, I didn’t feel like I played very well,” he said. “I thought I left some things out there on the field. But, after going back and watching, I realized that I played better than I thought I did. I’m obviously very pleased with that, but it just leaves room for improvement.”
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