Georgia football: A quick look at the DB room for 2022

Christopher Smith of the Georgia Bulldogs runs with an interception against the Vanderbilt Commodores. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Christopher Smith of the Georgia Bulldogs runs with an interception against the Vanderbilt Commodores. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /

One of the areas that Georgia football that needed more depth heading into 2022 was their secondary position. The Dawgs were slim throughout 2021 with injuries and losing guys to the portal. However, that group did a great job throughout the season and was one of the best in football.

Georgia has lost a handful of defensive backs to the portal this year and two to the NFL Draft, but for the most part, the Dawgs are returning most of their starters. They also signed one of the best defensive back classes in their 2022 recruiting class.

The Dawgs have some depth in this room as a few of these incoming freshmen are talented enough to play in their first year. With a few key returners and talented newcomers, they can begin to build what possibly could turn into one of the best secondaries in the SEC.

We’ve gone through each position breaking down what the Dawgs could see in the spring, and we close this series with the secondary.

Georgia football has a secondary full of talent and is deep enough to cause problems.

The Dawgs hired Fran Brown from Rutgers to replace Jahmile Addae as the defensive backs coach, and now that they’ve got a replacement, it’s time to get to work.

Georgia currently has 12 scholarship guys in this secondary room. Christopher Smith returns for his super senior season, Tykee Smith chose to come back, and William Poole III decided to stick around. This trio returning to Athens in 2022 is huge because they have the most experience, and Georgia will need them to lead these young guys behind them.

Kelee Ringo will be back for another year after his first season on the field for the Dawgs was incredible. He was one of the national title heroes with his pick-six and, throughout the year, got better and better.

Rounding out the guys on scholarship are:

  • Nyland Green
  • Kamari Lassiter
  • David Daniel
  • Javon Bullard
  • Ja’Corey Thomas
  • Daylen Everette
  • Malaki Starks
  • Jaheim Singletary
  • Julian Humphrey

There is so much talent on that list, including Everette, Starks, and Singletary, the three 5-stars from the 2022 class that will be in that secondary. Starks came out of high school as an athlete, but he will likely play the star position for the Dawgs.

Everette and Singletary are two guys who could become shut down corners for the Dawgs and will provide a tremendous amount of depth. This group can do two full rotations of players who could start anywhere in the SEC, which is exciting.

However, Lassiter is someone that should be on everyone’s radar. He will likely be a starter this year and show how good he is. Lassiter may not have played that much in 2021, but he is a force and can do damage now that he has a shot.

This spring will be fun to watch the veterans go up against the younger guys and see how Brown, head coach Kirby Smart and co-defensive coordinator Will Muschamp handle the rotation. Those younger guys have a prime opportunity to flex a little this spring, but they better be ready because this secondary is one of the toughest to be a part of and not for the weak.

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Georgia football begins spring practice on March 15 as we are officially under 30 days from football being back once again. G-Day will be on April 16, and 93k-Day must happen again.