You know, the side of the ball that didn’t have Jamie Newman playing on it.
Jake Rowe updated the defensive depth chart yesterday, based on practice observations. You wouldn’t expect it to have many surprises and you’d be right about that. Still, there were a couple of comments that jumped out.
- “(Jalen) Carter is going to be incredibly tough to keep off the field because he’s an elite talent. If you pressed us here, we think he ends up being the next man up behind Wyatt and Rochester. He’s probably the best three-technique talent UGA has had since Geno Atkins.” After watching the clip of Carter working against Hill, I would have been surprised if there hadn’t been any buzz about him from Rowe.
- Jermaine Johnson as the third option at Jack LB: “Johnson becomes a big-time possibility here because he added strength and mass during the off-season. He has the best frame of the bunch and might be ready to contribute on every down.”
- Adam Anderson, the Swiss Army Knife of Georgia’s defense: “Anderson basically plays his own position on passing downs where he is asked to rush, stunt, spy, and drop into coverage.”
- Nakobe Dean: “Early returns in his second preseason camp have been really positive.” There’s a shocker.
- “Cine is off to a roaring start in preseason practice and has delivered several big hits already.”
Basically, there’s depth, talent and several of the young ‘uns are really coming into their own. What more could you ask?