Stewart Mandel has his first preseason top 25 list posted, and his view of Georgia at #19 is pretty consistent with the other lists I’ve seen to date.
19. Georgia (10-3): New coach Kirby Smart will not be lacking for talent, starting with star RB Nick Chubb’s return from injury. DE Lorenzo Carter and DT Trenton Thompson could thrive in his scheme. The Dawgs’ season largely hinges on how quickly incoming freshman QB Jacob Eason is ready to take the reins of coordinator Jim Chaney’s offense.
I’m thinking Chubb’s return will have a bigger impact on the season than Eason’s arrival, but who knows? In the meantime, check out which squad is Mandel’s pick after Georgia.