Georgia football has done great landing players out of the transfer portal as head coach Kirby Smart uses his recruiting ability to bring experience to positions that need it.
While the Dawgs have the No.1 2022 recruiting class, there are still four areas Georgia could utilize the transfer portal and snag some talent.
Georgia will likely attempt to find a wide receiver, cornerback, safety and an outside linebacker to add experience to those four positions.
Some of these positions may seem odd to include, but it never hurts to have an abundance of players at all four of those areas.
Georgia football will look at these four positions when the transfer portal season begins.
The Dawgs are likely losing six guys from its secondary after this year, so that will be a big place they will look to the transfer portal to replace. Not every incoming defensive back or younger player may be ready to start full time, so getting someone who has the experience to come in, only helps that position.
There are already names circling the rumor mill in Elias Ricks being one of the people Georgia would like to snag out of the portal, but only time will tell with that one. He has some connections to the team in Kendall Milton and JT Daniels, both from California, so that’ll be a name to know.
Georgia will look for a corner and possibly safety, depending on what becomes available.
Another area the Dawgs could look at the portal for is an outside linebacker. Georgia will lose Channing Tindall, Robert Beal Jr., Adam Anderson and Quay Walker because they are seniors. Then Nakobe Dean and Nolan Smith could declare early, which means the Dawgs could potentially lose six linebackers.
Experience is key at this position, especially when you need that player to call the defensive plays, so finding someone who has that would be extremely helpful. However, if Dean and Smith decide to stay, it would be a big relief.
Losing Anderson stung, and the Dawgs need one of the youngsters to step up as most of the guys who have are graduating. Some underclassmen could fill this spot, but if the Dawgs could find some experience at outside linebacker through the portal, bring them on because it’ll only help.
Yes, the Dawgs currently have a lot of depth at the wide receiver position with guys like Ladd McConkey, Jermaine Burton, AD Mitchell, possibly George Pickens, Brock Bowers and Dominick Blaylock. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to add some experience or a guy who has a lot of talent.
There can never be too many wide receivers on a team. Georgia proves that already with the number of players who have a catch on the season. The Dawgs have 19 guys with at least two catches on the season, so they spread the wealth.
Some of these guys could leave, as not everyone enjoys sharing the wealth, so the Dawgs need to be ready for whatever happens. If someone does go, snatching an experienced wideout out of the portal will give the youngsters some time to improve their craft.
The portal could see a lot of movement in the coming weeks. Many teams are switching up their coaching staff, among other things. Only time will tell what Georgia may need out of the transfer portal, but it’s good to know what positions the Dawgs are eyeing.