Georgia football: These four 2022 offensive linemen add more depth

Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer reacts after a Georgia touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Sanford Stadium. (Photo By: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)
Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer reacts after a Georgia touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Sanford Stadium. (Photo By: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports) /

As spring football continues for Georgia football, we must keep introducing the remaining 2022 signing class because they are the future of this program, and we need to know them.

Georgia signed a relatively large group as the Dawgs signed five offensive linemen.

Earnest Greene already has earned some significant reps during spring practice. Still, the Dawgs signed four other linemen who are battling injuries and are supplying the depth Georgia needs.

Four of the five linemen were part of Georgia’s 19 early enrollees, so they are already on campus learning from newly hired offensive line coach Stacy Searels.

Georgia football got some extra depth added on the offensive line in the 2022 signing class.

The four linemen we will discuss in this article are 3-star offensive tackle Drew Bobo, 3-star guard Griffin Scroggs, 3-star offensive tackle Jacob Hood, and 4-star tackle Aliou Bah.

These four guys are great additions for Georgia on the scout team and throughout practice since there are guys in front of them who have waited their turn.

Among the 2022 signees, Greene and Bah are probably the only two that could see playing time in the upcoming season, so we will discuss what Bah and the other three bring to the table in the future.

Bah committed to the Dawgs back in October, as the IMG Academy player was a great addition to this class. He is 6-5 and 325-pounds, so he is a good size coming into college, and nutritionally Bah will likely have to maintain. At the same time, he could add some weight once they get him in the weight room and gain some more muscle.

According to 247Sports Composite rankings, Bah was the No. 29 tackle and the No. 44 player out of Florida. He had 37 offers, and the Dawgs fought off Florida State and Alabama to land him.

Bah has the size and weight already there, but the thing here will be whether or not he is good enough to beat out those ahead of him. There are some star-studded guys that have been in the program a couple of years, so only time will tell if he will get on the field. He could be someone who takes reps in cleanup duty, but he will have to really work to make the lineup.

It also wouldn’t be surprising if Georgia chooses to redshirt him. Bah has great film, and it’s clear why the Dawgs wanted him in this class, but can he battle with the big Dawgs already on campus?

Hood was the third offensive tackle taken in this class. He is a 6-8 and 342-pound tackle from Nashville who is physically the biggest signee of the class. Hood was one of the players that head coach Kirby Smart addressed during his spring press conferences.

Smart said that Hood had ankle surgery, so he will likely not be able to do much this spring. However, with his size, Searels can help develop his skills into the summer and fall, so the Dawgs will continue to have the depth it needs at the tackle position.

According to 247Sports Composite rankings, he was the No. 35 tackle and the No. 14 player out of Tennessee.

His film shows that despite being a massive human being, Hood is exceptionally athletic. He is a lot more flexible than most would think, and working with the Dawgs’ strength team will only improve those traits.

Hood has some work to do with his technique, but that is where Searels comes in to teach him how to get leverage properly, but his long arms do help him in pass protection, but it can be better. However, he does have great footwork, which is probably one of his biggest strengths.

With him having surgery this spring, it’s hard to predict that he will break into the lineup as a freshman, but he should use this year to grow and improve so he can impact next year.

Scroggs is the fourth offensive linemen enrollee, as he committed last August and was a long-time pledge for the Dawgs. At 6-4 and 315-pounds, he adds another guy to the guard position, which Georgia needs because that was one of their weaknesses last season.

According to 247Sports Composite rankings, he was the No. 41 interior offensive lineman and the No. 82 player out of Georgia. Scroggs is a tough kid who plays hard and aggressively. He has some room to grow, but he is someone who could contribute to the interior in the next couple of seasons.

He is someone that will likely get redshirted this season. Scroggs is a player that Smart said had shoulder surgery this offseason and is one of five among the mid-year players who had to have something done. He will be someone that won’t be able to do anything this spring but will be back for fall camp.

Scroggs has a lot of upside and can improve his craft with the right development. He is a Peach State kid who wanted to play for the Dawgs and will get a chance because of his grit and determination. While it stinks he has to wait till fall camp, it is a blessing because the Dawgs need some guards to redshirt and be there to keep it a deep position.

Bobo will be the last 2022 offensive line signee to join the team this summer. He was a later addition to the class, but there is no surprise to see him sign with the Dawgs. His dad is an analyst for the Dawgs and the former offensive coordinator, Mike Bobo.

At 6-5 and 300-pounds, he was an Auburn commit before flipping to the good guys. According to 247Sports Composite rankings, he was the No. 54 offensive tackle and the No. 27 player in Alabama.

Bobo went to three different high schools because his dad changed jobs a lot, so seeing what he can genuinely do will be something to watch this summer. He has great size, but he will be someone Searels will have to evaluate. Bobo is someone that will more than likely redshirt this season to grow but could surprise some people down the road.

Of all the 2022 offensive linemen signees, Bobo is the one that holds the most question marks because there is a high expectation there with his last name. He needs to get with the strength program and work on getting stronger. It’ll be interesting to see what the Dawgs do with him.

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Georgia football signed a large group in the 2022 class, including these four guys. The Dawgs have a large group of 29 signees already on campus battling out. Still, unfortunately for the offensive line signees, half of them are working through injuries or aren’t on campus yet, so for now, we will say they add depth in an area that could always use more bodies.