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Georgia tailback James Cook is one of the most explosive players in the SEC when he gets the ball in space.

The 3 biggest questions — and answers — for Georgia football this spring

ATHENS — Georgia football is two-thirds of the way through spring drills, and there are still several unanswered questions.

There’s good news and bad news in that.

The good news is that competition is always sought by coaching staffs, and when it’s real like it is on this Bulldogs team, all the better.

Second-year offensive coordinator Todd Monken spends most every night in the lab dreaming up new ways to utilized Georgia’s stock load of skill position players.

George Pickens was at the top of the hierarchy when spring drills started, able to catch passes from JT Daniels in the dark, un-coverable even with two defenders draped on him.

With Pickens out indefinitely with a torn ACL, it’s a matter of who’s next.

Kirby Smart made it clear it won’t be just one receiver assuming Pickens’ load, which had figured to be in the 100-120 target range.

In fact, an argument could be made that tailback James Cook could end up the biggest benefactor.

Cook is the most explosive player with the ball in his hands in open space on the team.

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Quarterback JT Daiels recently revealed how pleased he is with the tight ends, and that could mean an uptick in targets for the likes of John FitzPatrick, Darnell Washington and freshman Brock Bowers.

The left tackle position is another question on offense wouldn’t seem to have a bad answer. Both Xavier Truss and Broderick Jones are “good.”

Ahhh, but is “good” good enough to keep Daniels clean and healthy all season long in the SEC? Smart pointed out earlier this spring there’s going to be a drop-off in the level of experience up front, and that was one of his concerns.

If Jones has a strong offseason in the weight room and shows he can push people around in the run game, his pass blocking should take care of itself.

Of course, the secondary has questions amid a massive reload with five defensive backs off the 2020 team likely headed for the 2021 NFL Draft.

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