Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Offensive Player
RB Jordan Mason, Jr.
Yeah, Jahmyr Gibbs might turn out to be the better all-around back, and he’ll take away carries and be a big part of the offense, but Mason is still the best runner and should be the main man.
The 6-1, 218-pound veteran got banged up early on, missed most of the first half of the season, and came back to take over late with 245 yards over the last three games as he showed off his workhorse ability.
Get him the ball 20 times and he’ll get 100 yards.
2. RB Jahmyr Gibbs, RFr.
3. OT Devin Cochran, Sr.
4. QB Jeff Sims, RFr.
5. WR Malachi Carter, Jr.
Best Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Defensive Player
LB Quez Jackson, Jr.
The Yellow Jackets have several options who might rise up and become the top player – and transfers will be a part of the mix – but it’s the 6-1, 225-pound Jackson who should be the steady leader from his linebacker spot in the 4-2-5.
He’s coming off a big 80-tackle season with two picks, a sack, and 4.5 tackles for loss as he goes all over the field. The bulk might not be there – he should be helped by 6-3, 240-pound Maryland transfer Ayinde Eley – but he’s a tough hitter.
2. DE Jordan Domineck, Soph.
3. S Juanyeh Thomas, Jr.
4. S Tariq Carpenter, Sr.
5. CB Tre Swilling, Jr.
Top Incoming Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Transfer
DE Keion White, Jr.
Flip a coin. Former Maryland LB Ayinde Eley might be the team’s new leading tackler, and former Vanderbilt Commodore Devin Cochran – after signing on last year but deciding not to play in 2020 – could be the team’s leading blocker, but the team needs more disruption up front.
Enter White, a 6-4, 267-pound transfer from Old Dominion who dominated in 2019 with 62 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss. He didn’t get a chance to show what he could do last year with the program not playing, and now he’ll be a big factor for the Yellow Jacket pass rush.