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Who Will Replace Georgia Football Defensive Stars Coming To NFL Combine 2023?
As you might expect, a number of former Georgia Bulldogs shone at the NFL Combine last weekend. Georgia had 12 players in total there, with defensive stars Nolan Smith, Robert Beal and Kelee Ringo all delivering impressive performances in the training portion of the drills.
The Bulldogs also need to replace two consensus All-Americans who were in defensive tackles against Jalen Carter and safety Chris Smith at Indianapolis.
Georgia is already working hard to replace the players who left this 2022 team. Winter training is underway and spring training starts a week from today.
Given how closely Georgia football is followed, we already have a good idea of who will replace some of those NFL-bound Bulldogs. Today we 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 defender to be replaced from the 2022 team of the year. Expect Zion Logue, Naz Stackhouse and Warren Brinson to all play big roles for Georgia next season.
But as a disruptive player from inside the defensive line, Alexander is the best bet to do what Carter did.
Chambliss won’t be the voting leader Smith was for Georgia, but he will have a leadership role for the Bulldogs next season. He is also the most experienced member of the room.
In addition to being a full-back, Chambliss is a member of every Georgia Special Forces unit. He’ll be seeing plenty of snaps for Georgia in 2023.
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Full-back Robert Beal: Marvin Jones Jr.
Jones Jr. will not take on that role for Georgia right away as he will miss spring training with a shoulder injury.
Coaches have high expectations of Jones Jr. and it wouldn’t be a surprise if Jones Jr. took Smith’s place for more reps as well.