Thursday, July 11, 2013

Georgia's secondary full of questions

Aschoff has been ranking each team by position in the SEC, and the Dawgs' secondary come in the lower half. It's a ranking based on two things: who's gone and the youth that is left. Still, there's no questioning the raw talent.
8. Georgia: The Bulldogs lost a ton of production here, but defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is excited by the talent his youngsters have, especially safety Tray Matthews, who might already be one of the top players at his position in the SEC. He covers a lot of ground, has great instincts and hits with the best of them. There's "old man" Damian Swann, who excelled as both a nickel and boundary corner last year. He's now the guy at corner. Sophomore "Star" Josh Harvey-Clemons might be the most talented player in the secondary and he'll work at both safety and linebacker in certain packages. Sophomore Sheldon Dawson left spring as the other starting corner, and the coaches are excited about his potential, while talented early enrollee Reggie Wilkerson will miss the season after suffering an ACL injury. Sophomore Devin Bowman should help at corner, along with true freshman Shaq Wiggins, a former ESPN 150 member. 
All in all it's a group that will be thrown into the fire August 31st. And I think Aschoff for providing the kind of commentary I would prefer our defense read this off season.