Here’s a Dawgs247 piece that speculates on which of the incoming freshmen will see the field this season. A lot of it’s pretty obvious – when you recruit and sign five-star kids like Thompson and Godwin, you don’t expect to redshirt them, and Gawd knows we’ll see some fresh faces in the secondary out of necessity – but I’m a little intrigued by the Pat Allen suggestion.
I think Rowe is right that with both tackles gone after the 2015 season, Rob Sale has some grooming to do, whether it’s Allen or someone else. It’s certainly worth keeping an eye on.
The one name I’m surprised he doesn’t mention is Roquan Smith. If Smith’s got legit coverage skills, I don’t see how he doesn’t play. Georgia has been desperate for an ILB who can contribute as a pass defender for what seems like ages; I hope Smith can fit the bill in that department. If he does, look out. For me, he’s this year’s preseason version of Isaiah McKenzie.