SAD NEWS FOR Georgia Bulldogs: he never wish to play again due to……..

Georgia 2024 nucleus takes form; important players leave and return.
Georgia’s defensive lineman Nazir Stackhouse returns an interception against Missouri. Stackhouse seems to return for another season, which would be significant for the Bulldogs’ title ambitions. (Tony Walsh, UGA#

 

ATHENS — The 2024 Georgia football squad is taking shape, and there are a few major voids to fill with NFL studs.

At this point, the answers are not as evident as they have been in previous seasons, and the Bulldogs will need to acquire more impact players through the NCAA transfer site.

Kirby Smart expected attrition; his program produces the most NFL draft choices (9 in 2021, 15 in 2022, and 10 last season).

Sedrick Van Pran, regarded as the top center prospect in the NFL draft, was bound to go pro.

Brock Bowers, Amarius Mims, and Kamari Lassiter were all projected to be first-round NFL picks when they left.

But receiver Ladd McConkey and safety Javon Bullard had to make difficult decisions.

Each is projected as a second-round pick, but with another year at UGA, either might have made the first round.

There is no apparent successor on the current roster for McConkey or Bullard, who were both game changers and locker room leaders.

Other Georgia veterans who declared for the draft will be missed, including Kendall Milton, Daijun Edwards, Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, Zion Logue, and Tykee Smith.

Nazir Stackhouse and Warren Brinson appear to be following in the footsteps of Jordan Davis and Devonte Wyatt, who famously returned for the 2021 season to compete for a championship and boost their draft prospects.

Tate Ratledge, like Stackhouse, was a predicted second-round choice who seems to be returning for a potential All-American season with the Bulldogs. What will Xavier Truss do?

Dominic Lovett is expected to be the top returning receiver and should be more relaxed after a season in the system.

Watching Michigan dominate the Alabama offensive line with five first-half sacks and a fourth-down stop in overtime served as a reminder of where Georgia fell short last season. Stackhouse and Brinson must take the next step, while Jordan “Big Baby” Hall and Christen Miller must develop into dominant players.

Carson Beck’s return for his senior season is critical, but as dominant as Georgia was in its victory against Florida State, Beck was somewhat off. Beck, to his credit, has stated that he understands where he can make “huge” changes.

DJ Uiagalelei just transferred to Florida State from Oregon State. Georgia remembers defeating Uiagalelei in the 2021 opener while he was at Clemson. It’s impossible to picture “DJU” leading the Seminoles back to prominence.

Mike Norvell was selected the Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year the day before Georgia defeated Florida State 63–3. Maybe these national coach of the year accolades should wait until after the season, so Smart can earn genuine respect.

Georgia’s 2024 opener became less scary with each snap during the Clemson-Kentucky game. The Tigers triumphed, but they were just slightly better than a weak Wildcats club.

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Any claims that Mike Bobo was a step down from Todd Monken ignore the fact that Georgia’s offense fell short in every position group this season: Stetson Bennett was a better playmaker than the first-year version of Beck, the backfield lacked a pass-catching threat, injuries plagued McConkey and the receiving corps, as well as tight end Bowers, and UGA missed first-round left tackle Broderick Jones.

 

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