Three Georgia football positions defined by their valuable returnees

Nolan Smith celebrates a fumble recovery. (Photo by Steven Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
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Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Christopher Smith runs after an interception during the first half against Vanderbilt. (Photo By: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Georgia football secondary

Georgia football has had an up-and-down relationship with the secondary since head coach Kirby Smart took over, with a handful of guys leaving before the 2021 season.

However, this position gets included in this list because Christopher Smith and William Poole III are coming back for their super senior seasons. Plus, Tykee Smith, who got only one game in because of injuries, also decided to come back.

Smith and Poole give the Dawgs two veteran guys in the secondary with experience after the Dawgs continue to lose guys to the NFL Draft and portal.

Kelee Ringo is also back after an outstanding first year on the field, and we cannot forget about Dan “The Man” Jackson, who won the hearts of Dawg Nation last season.

Even though Tykee didn’t get much playing time, he does have experience from his time at West Virginia, so having four guys back to play in the secondary is huge for the Dawgs.

Georgia also has Nyland Green, Kamari Lassiter, David Daniel, and Javon Bullard on the roster. These four freshmen got some playing time last season, but now in 2022, they will get even more opportunities. We aren’t even considering the 2022 defensive back class and how talented they are.

If Georgia can keep this group together, the Dawgs will have one of the best secondaries in the country, and it’s starting with the five guys who have experience and the three upperclassmen who came back to lead them.