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DawgNation Nickel coverage: What’s the most alarming Georgia football trend coming out of spring ball?

DawgNation now has five staffers who cover the Georgia football team from every angle: Beat, live streams, photos, podcasts, recruiting, etc. The “Nickel coverage” aim is simple: 1) Present a topic; 2) Offer a reasoned response; 3) Share a brisk statement to support the informed opinion. 

DawgNation has amplified the “Cover 4” concept which was in regular rotation in 2018. We now have five staffers who cover the UGA athletics program on a full-time basis and that means the focus shifts from a “Cover 4” to a nickel look with five guys now manning the secondary here.

The name has changed but the quick in-and-out game here still remains with this feature.

The third “DawgNation nickel coverage” question of 2019: Which spring practice storyline has been the most alarming so far?

These takes are designed to come out quicker than former Bulldog Mecole Hardman Jr. ran the 40 this year at the NFL combine.

There will be a clear theme with this.

Brandon Adams: The defensive line

Tray Scott has needed a few more healthy bodies to go up against the Georgia OL this spring. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

Chip Towers: Lack of depth on the defensive line

Off-season knee surgery has left the Bulldogs without senior DT Julian Rochester in the middle. (Bob Andres/AJC)

Mike Griffith: Missing men on the defensive line 

The lack of depth along the DL has definitely increased the anticipation level for 5-star DT Travon Walker and his arrrival this summer. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

Connor Riley: Lack of available bodies on the defensive line

Georgia senior DL Michail Carter has also been sidelined this spring for practices. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

Jeff Sentell: The third, fourth and fifth WRs in the rotation

It does seem like receivers coach Cortez Hankton is looking for a little more consistency among the talented receivers in his room. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

The DawgNation “Nickel Coverage” so far this spring