Three reasons the Georgia football RB room will impress

Kenny McIntosh reacts during the national title game. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
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Georgia football passed the torch to the next set of RBU backs

This upcoming season will see new faces tote the rock as the Dawgs could use all five scholarship backs in 2022. Running backs coach Dell McGee will have a tough decision, but will likely enjoy this upcoming year the most because of who all is in it.

Even though two of the running backs will be true freshmen, those new faces could be the breath of fresh air the Dawgs need.

Georgia added 4-star Branson Robinson and 3-star Andrew Paul to the roster in the 2022 recruiting class, and this summer, when they arrive, it’ll be fun to see how they compete with the rest of the backs.

Robinson should have been a 5-star with his size and ability. Plus, Paul should have ranked higher as well, but the Dawgs will gladly take both because they are incredible athletes that are coachable and epitomize what it means to be a part of RBU.

They are perfect additions and fit in with the rest of the running backs. When former Dawgs like Todd Gurley give approvals on Twitter, it says something about their talent.

These two chose Georgia for a reason. Being a part of this program holds precedent with running backs, so even if they don’t get as much playing time in the first year, they know it’ll come with time.

Not to mention, Georgia football loves using multiple running backs, and these two are too good to keep on the sidelines. Georgia could redshirt them, but it’s doubtful because the Dawgs will need them if an injury happens.

Robinson’s strength could be helpful in short-down situations, but his 4.49 speed will also be beneficial. Paul’s vision and patience would benefit this group greatly.

Georgia could end up using Kendall Milton, Kenny McIntosh, Dajun Edwards and these two in 2022. It won’t be because one is better than the other, but because the coaching staff wants the most competitive guys out there, these two fit in with the rest of them.

They are too talented to keep on the sideline, and this staff will find a way to implement the running back by a committee into their blood, so all five backs know when one does well, they all do well.

They may not play right away because they’re not early enrollees, and it’ll take time to learn the playbook, but by the middle of the season, Georgia could pull these two out of their hat to throw off opponents and flex their depth at the position.