2017 SEC EAST PREVIEW: GEORGIA
Marc-Lawrence
Posted: 2017-07-04

GEORGIA                                Off – *8/2         Def – 10/2        53 Lettermen


TEAM THEME: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

  In 2015 a total of 22 true freshmen, which led the nation, played for the Bulldogs. Then last year the Bulldogs ended the season by playing a total of 20 freshmen. Thus, it’s no surprise to learn that only 19.3% of all starts for Georgia in 2016 were made by seniors (the 9th fewest in the nation). Most important, though, Georgia’s top three rushers are back, including Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. The All-Star seniors – the best 1-2 combo in college football – have rushed for 5,835 yards and 48 TDs in their careers. But the big news is the return of 10 starters on defense. Meanwhile, 2nd-year babysitter Kirby Smart is lovin’ it.


STAT YOU WILL LIKE: West Georgia had more players drafted (2) this year by the NFL than did Georgia (1).


PLAY AGAINST: vs. Missouri (10/14) -*KEY

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