Georgia Bulldogs College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Georgia Bulldogs Offensive Player
QB JT Daniels, Jr.
There’s a bit of roll slowing that might need to be done with the former USC super-recruit – he was okay as a high school senior starting as a college freshman, blew out his knee in the first game of his sophomore season, and has seen just four games of work since.
However, he was a big-time get for the Trojans for a reason. All the NFL tools are there, he was terrific taking over the Dawgs down the stretch, and he’s adding a dangerous downfield passing element to the offense for the first time in the Kirby Smart era.
2. RB Zamir White, Jr.
3. WR George Pickens, Jr.*
4. OT/OG Jamaree Salyer, Sr.
5. WR/TE Arik Gilbert, Soph.
*Pickens is injured, but there’s a chance he returns late in the year.
Best Georgia Bulldogs Defensive Player
DT Jordan Davis, Sr.
Go ahead and add a few more players to the top five list of defensive players – LB Nolan Smith and S Tykee Smith will probably early all-star honors – but there’s no wrong answer here. The Dawgs are just that talented.
With Davis, it all might all depend on his weight. If he can check in at around 325ish, look out – but 340 is fine, too.
The future NFL anchor is an immovable force for the nation’s best run D, and he can occasionally get into the backfield, too.
2. CB Derion Kendrick, Sr.
3. LB Adam Anderson, Sr.
4. LB Nakobe Dean, Jr.
5. DE Travon Walker, Jr.
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Top Incoming Georgia Bulldogs Transfer
CB Derion Kendrick, Sr.
There’s a very, very good case to be made for former LSU star tight end recruit Arik Gilbert, and go ahead and argue for former West Virginia safety Tykee Smith. Kendrick, though, has the upside and potential to be Georgia’s best player, not just the best defensive back.
The Dawgs lost a few corners to the NFL, but they got one through the transfer portal.
The 6-0, 190-pound former Clemson Tiger started his career as a top wide receiver recruit before turning into a two-time All-ACC corner. Over the last two years he made 63 tackles with three picks and 11 broken up passes. He’s a first round cover-corner who’ll lock down one side of the field.