Adam Rittenberg says Georgia’s a loser on the early exits to the NFL front. That can’t be simply because of raw numbers, because there were plenty of other SEC teams that took similarly sized, or even larger, hits. (Rittenberg does include TAMU and ‘Bama on his losers list, although Florida doesn’t appear.)
So, what’s the deal here?
Georgia: The Bulldogs had four offensive skill players declare as underclassmen, including their top three pass-catchers, wideouts Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman and tight end Isaac Nauta. None is rated among Kiper’s top prospects at their respective positions. Would they have left if Georgia passed the ball more? We’ll never know. Quarterback Jake Fromm will have a largely new group of targets in 2019. Running back Elijah Holyfield’s departure made sense as D’Andre Swift remains in Athens and Zamir White returns from injury. [Emphasis added.]
The Jadon Haselwood narrative has taken root, my friends. That was quick.