Georgia places 10 players on Preseason All-SEC Coaches’ teams
The Preseason All-SEC Coaches teams were released on Thursday and Georgia was well represented. A total of 10 Bulldogs made the three teams, including four players on the first team.
Running back D’Andre Swift, offensive tackle Andrew Thomas, safety J.R. Reed and kicker Rodrigo Blankenship were the four Bulldogs to make the first team. Quarterback Jake Fromm, offensive guard Solomon Kindley and offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson all made the second team. Tight end Charlie Woerner, offensive guard Ben Cleveland and defensive tackle Tyler Clark made the third team.
The only team with more players spread across the three teams is Alabama, as the Crimson Tide had 17 players make the roster. Of those 17, nine are on the first team.
Of the 10 players, seven are on the offensive side of the ball, two are on defense and one is one special teams. No Georgia linebackers made the team, but that might not be the case come the end of the season, as players like Azeez Ojulari, Nakobe Dean and Monty Rice all have the potential to blossom in 2019.
One of the 10 players listed isn’t even a lock to be a starter, as Cleveland is battling sophomore Cade Mays at the right guard spot. Four of Georgia’s five starting linemen made the team, a clear indication of what the SEC coaches think about Georgia’s 2019 offensive line.
The media All-SEC teams released at SEC media days had 11 Bulldogs on the three teams. Junior safety Richard LeCounte is the only player who did not make the cut for the Coaches’ list.
Georgia was picked to win the SEC East once again. But Alabama was picked to win the SEC. The two teams met in Atlanta a season ago, with the Crimson Tide winning 35-28.
The Bulldogs begin their 2019 season on Aug. 31, when they take on Vanderbilt. The game is set for a 7:30 p.m. start time on the SEC Network.
Georgia football Preseason All-SEC representatives
D’Andre Swift, running back
Andrew Thomas, offensive line
J.R. Reed, safety
Rodrigo Blankenship, kicker
Jake Fromm, quarterback
Solomon Kindley, offensive line
Isaiah Wilson, offensive line
Charlie Woerner, tight end
Ben Cleveland, offensive line
Tyler Clark, defensive line
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