Georgia football should start Broderick Jones at left tackle
Broderick Jones, a redshirt freshman, has played in all three games this season and has seen some time with the first-team offensive line.
I think it’s time for Georgia to make some changes on the offensive line and start Jones at the left tackle position. That move will allow one of Georgia’s best offensive linemen, Jamaree Salyer, to play his natural position at guard.
Georgia has not been a bad team rushing the ball, but they also haven’t dominated at the rate we have grown accustomed to since 2017. As I mentioned earlier, Vanderbilt has allowed teams to rush for 200 yards in back-to-back games — a feat the Bulldog offense is yet to achieve.
The Dawgs have struggled with their interior offensive line to provide enough push off the snap to open holes for the running backs. Adding Jones to the outside and moving Salyer inside could give Georgia enough mass inside to help with run blocking. At this point, that is a glaring weak spot for the offense, so why not try something different?
As good as the Bulldogs have been playing, there will likely come a game where the passing game is not as effective as it has been through the first three games.
Use Vanderbilt as an opportunity to let Jones gel with line and hopefully get that dominant rushing game going. Even if Georgia runs the ball well, that will not take away from Daniels and the passing attack.
Georgia needs to let Jones start and play an entire game with the first team to get him that confidence before a physical Arkansas team comes to Athens next week.