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2020 PRESEASON PROJECTED DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

Updated: Sep 14, 2020





Nose Tackle

Projected Stater
  1. Jordan Davis (JR)- The gigantic Junior took the time in the offseason to reshape his body and get properly conditioned. Davis is a Run-stopping force in the middle that demands double teams.

Next up
  1. Julian Rochester (R-Sr)- Julian has been heavily in the DL rotation over the last two years. Rochester redshirted last season due to an injury and looks to be back full force for 2020.

Defensive Tackle

Projected Starter
  1. Travon Walker (Soph)- Walker is an athletic freak at 6-5 290lbs. He showed glimpses in 2019 of why he was so highly recruited. As he learns more of the game expect him to keep wrecking offensive lines.

Next up

  1. Devonte Wyatt (Soph)-Wyatt is a strong contributor to the defensive line.

  2. Jalen Carter (FR)- The buzz got bigger and bigger on Carter after the board drill was posted of Carter vs. Center Trey Hill. Expect Carter to be a bg time contributor on defense this year.

Defensive End

Projected Starter
  1. Malik Herring (SR)- Herring was a force during his time on the field. The question his junior season was could he handle more snaps if given the opportunity? He proved in the 2019 Sugar Bowl he can. NFL scouts love Herring's upside!

Next up
  1. Tramel Walthour (R-Soph)

  2. Warren Brinson (FR)

Outside Linebacker

Projected Starters
  1. Azeez Ojulari (R-Soph)- Ojulari has proven to cause havoc in opposing teams backfields. With his combination of size and speed, don't be surprised if this is his final year at UGA.

  2. Nolan Smith (Soph): Smith showed why he was so highly recruited and atop all of the recruiting ranking services his freshman year. As the game slows down for Smith, he will only get better.

Next up


  1. Jermaine Johnson (SR)- Johnson seems to have moved ahead of Grant and Anderson here based on what we have heard in the preseason. He can play the JACK spot as well and is probably UGA's most versatile option when it comes to rushing the passer and dropping into coverage.

  2. Adam Anderson (JR)- Anderson has added the necessary weight to be physical in the run game as well as during pass rush situations.

  3. Walter Grant (SR)

Inside Linebacker

Projected Starters
  1. Nakobe Dean (Soph)- Dean has the speed to go sideline to sideline alas Roquan Smith. Expect this year to be a big year for #17.

  2. Monty Rice (SR)- Now into his Senior season, Rice has been a pillar in the middle of arguably the best defense in the nation the past 3 years. Rice is a tackling machine in his final season.

Next up
  1. Quay Walker (JR)- Walker would probably start at any other team in the SEC or the nation. Unfortunately, he's stuck behind Rice and Dean... for now. Expect Dan Lanning to find a spot on the field for Walker!

  2. MJ Sherman (FR)- Sherman's Size and athletic ability will make him a contributor up the middle! If he can get through the freshman "Wall"... Look out!

  3. Channing Tindall (JR)- Tindall has the ability to be a starter if things click quickly. He has an amazing combination of size, speed, and athleticism. Nobody "replaces" Roquan Smith but Tindall has that kind of talent.

  4. Trezmann Marshall (R-FR): Redshirted last year due to injury



Cornerback

Projected Starters
  1. Eric Stokes (Sr)- Stokes came in as an unheralded 2-3 star "track guy" recruit and is now the best cornerback on quite possibly the #1 defense in the nation. Development by the coaches and hard work by Stokes will land him in the NFL next year!

  2. Tyson Campbell (JR)- Tyson is one of the highest rated CB recruits Georgia has landed in years (Branden Smith). Campbell battled injuries his Freshman and Sophomore seasons. Campbell is expecting a breakout year and could be eyeing the NFL Draft.

Next up
  1. DJ Daniel (SR): Daniel was steady opposite Stokes in 2019. Expect Daniel to battle Campbell for playing time all season

  2. Mark Webb (Soph)- Webb creeps down and almost looks like a linebacker in some formations. His size and speed help the defense in both passing and run downs

  3. Ameer Speed (JR- Speed is a freak at 6'3 and athletic. He has the length that Kirby wants in the secondary and should push for a lot of playing time this season.

  4. William Poole (JR)- Going to push for time and provide depth at CB and Star.



Safety

Projected Starters

Lewis Cine (Soph)- Cine known for his hitting ability has proven to be a nice pass defender as well. Cine learned from JR Reed last season and its now his turn!

Richard LeCounte (SR)- Pre-Season All American, LeCounte has gotten better every season and helps captain the #1 defense in the nation!


Next up

  1. Tyrique Stevenson (Soph)- Expect a lot of playing time for Stevenson because he is that dynamic. Stevenson and Cine will be used together and also battle for FS time.

  2. Latavius Brini (RFr)-