Not sure if this is an attempt at shaming, or simply making the best of a disappointing situation, but it sounds like Lorenzo Carter is bidding to be this year’s Mr. Versatility.
Georgia’s secondary is perhaps the most experienced position group on its defense, but it’s not all positive the way coach Kirby Smart sees it.
Smart said Tuesday that he likes the veterans the Bulldogs have at the position, but that he has concern about they have after them on the depth chart.
“It’s concerning that we don’t have the depth needed,” Smart said. “We have a void in our secondary. We have old and we have young. We have nothing in the middle. So it’s really concerning. We’re having to move guys around. Like, we’re having to play Zo (outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter) in different places. We’re having to play AD (defensive back Aaron Davis) at some corner and nickel for some practices. Because who don’t know if that one spot may (lose someone) to an injury and we don’t know where your depth is going to be.
“These freshmen have not shown up in the secondary to make themselves ready to play, like maybe a running back, wide receiver or an o-lineman. That’s the deficiency and where we have to improve it.”
… Carter worked in coverage during Tuesday’s practice against receivers lined up in the slot.
Leonard Floyd played some coverage, so it’s not exactly something we’re unaccustomed to seeing, but I think Carter’s more valuable going in the other direction. Besides, for the first time in a while, Georgia actually has inside linebackers who aren’t a liability in pass coverage. Roquan Smith can’t cover a running back coming out in the flat all of a sudden?