The Nyland Green situation is similar to Jones’s. Green was a top 100 recruit in 2021 and by the 2023 season, he was supposed to be a lockdown corner for one of the best defenses in the country.
Instead, Green played just 27 snaps. Purdue is taking a chance on that untapped potential, and with multiple losses in the secondary, the depth of that group will be tested.
Ellis Robinson IV is the No. 2 recruit in the entire country, but as a true freshman, he might have to be leaned on because a former highly-regarded recruit didn’t develop into the reliable veteran that he was expected to be.
As with Jones, Green’s loss will be far from a crippling one for the Bulldogs, and like with Jones, Green’s lack of development is no reason to panic. Still, Georgia would be better off with a former four-star cornerback, who has three years of experience, on the roster.