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Georgia football: What unit is now the strongest position group for the 2021 team?

DawgNation has four staffers who cover Georgia football from every angle: Beat, live streams, photos, podcasts, recruiting, etc. The “Cover 4” concept is: 1) Present a topic; 2) Offer a reasoned response; 3) Share a brisk statement to support that informed opinion; 4) Pepper the page with photos for the big picture. For this edition, we share four opinions in regard to the topic of the strongest position group on the 2021 Georgia roster. 

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The latest “Cover 4” question is:

What is now the best position group (impact players + depth) on the Georgia football team? 

Brandon Adams: Linebackers

DawgNation Daily cites stellar players like Nakobe Dean (above) in his reasoning for the best position group on the Georgia football team. (Tony Walsh/UGAAA)

The “why” from “DawgNation Daily” here: “This is perhaps a bit of a cheat given the inside and outside linebackers can be separated. However, there’s no doubt that between Nolan Smith, Adam Anderson and Nakobe Dean, there’s a number of possible breakout players that could emerge this season.”

Mike Griffith: Defensive line

Georgia’s best overall position group? Mike Griffith makes his case with the unit led by the most indispensable player on defense in 2021. That’s big Jordan Davis in the No. 99 here. (Chamberlain Smith/UGAA)

The “why” from “On the Beat” here: “This defensive line is as strong as any in the SEC, with Jordan Davis returning for another season to anchor the interior line alongside Devonte Wyatt. Jalen Carter and Julian Rochester are strong rotation players, and Warren Brinson is coming on. Travon Walker is a rising star at the defensive end spot and when Nolan Smith lines up on the other edge, quarterbacks will take note.“

Connor Riley: Defensive line

There are many blooming impact players on the Georgia defensive front. Connor Riley chose to single out a group that includes a dynamic true sophomore talent in former 5-star signee Jalen Carter. (Chick-Fil-A Bowl courtesy photo)

The “why” from “Good Day UGA” here: “This group already has a legitimate star in Jordan Davis. It’s got seasoned-contributors in Julian Rochester and Devonte Wyatt. Travon Walker and Jalen Carter seem poised for greater things in larger roles. Add in a host of young players and this group has both high-end talent and depth.”

Jeff Sentell: Defensive line

Which unit looks like the baddest bunch on the 2021 Georgia football team? Log another vote here for Tray Scott’s room. (Cassie Florido/SEC Media Portal)

The Intel here: “I did try to seek some variance for this discussion. But there really is only one answer. Especially after the attrition at WR of late. That’s the D-line led by assistant coach Travion Scott. When charting the best 15 Bulldogs right now and projecting the best 15 by October, there will be four defensive linemen on both lists. At least.”

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