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Georgia linebacker Jalon Walker (11) prepares for a defensive play during the Peach Bowl Playoff Semifinal against Ohio State at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Sat., Dec. 31, 2022, in Atlanta. Georgia won 42-41. (Jason Getz /

Here is who will replace the Georgia football defensive stars from the 2023 NFL Combine

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Who will replace the Georgia football defensive stars participating in 2023 NFL Combine?

As to be expected, a number of former Georgia Bulldogs shined at the NFL combine this past weekend. Georgia had 12 players there in total, with defensive stars Nolan Smith, Robert Beal and Kelee Ringo all turning in impressive performances in the workout portion of drills.

The Bulldogs also have to replace two consensus All-Americans who were in Indianapolis in defensive tackle Jalen Carter and safety Chris Smith.

Georgia is already hard at work looking to replace those players who have departed from this 2022 team. Winter workouts are underway and spring practice begins one week from today.

Given how closely Georgia football is followed we already have a decent idea of who is set up to replace some of these NFL-bound Bulldogs. Today we’ll look at the defensive side of the ball, where the Bulldogs have five key names to replace, as well as kicker Jack Podlesny.

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Defensive tackle Jalen Carter: Bear Alexander

Carter is the only defensive lineman that will need to be replaced from the 2022 year team. Expect Zion Logue, Naz Stackhouse and Warren Brinson all to play big roles for Georgia next season.

But as far as being a disruptive player from the interior of the defensive line, Alexander is the best bet to do what Carter did.

Chambliss won’t be the vocal leader that Smith was for Georgia but he will fill a leadership role for the Bulldogs next season. He’s also the most veteran member of the room.

In addition to what he does at outside linebacker, Chambliss is a member of every Georgia special teams unit. He is going to see a ton of snaps for Georgia in 2023.

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Outside linebacker Robert Beal: Marvin Jones Jr.

Jones Jr. won’t fill this role immediately for Georgia, as he’s going to miss spring practice with a shoulder injury.

Coaches have high expectations for Jones Jr. and it wouldn’t as a surprise to see Jones Jr. take up more reps in Smith’s spot as well.

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