ATHENS – The events of last week — adding a defensive back and losing an inside linebacker — appear to have led to a position switch for a current player.
Rashad Roundtree, who came to campus last year as a safety, was instead working with the inside linebackers during Monday’s practice. The move, if it’s more than just an experiment, makes sense on a couple levels.
Georgia needs an inside linebacker after the transfer of Tim Kimbrough, who was working with the second team. And it added depth in the secondary with the transfer in of Maurice Smith from Alabama.
Roundtree also has the size to at least give it a go at linebacker. He’s listed at 6-foot-1 and 204 pounds. He would need to put on some pounds, obviously, but has the frame to do so.
Roundtree was a four-star recruit in the 2015 signing class, but played primarily on special teams last year, appearing in 12 games (with no starts) and credited with five tackles.
Meanwhile, junior Shaun McGee was with the outside linebackers, after seeming to spend most of this preseason with the inside linebackers.