D-line needs to reload in 2013
Updated: March 22, 2012, 3:51 PM ETBy Kipp Adams | DawgNation
David De PasWith Robert Nkemdiche's 78 tackles -- 36 for a loss -- and 18 sacks last season, not a lot more needs to be said about why UGA wants him. The best DE in the state, he's also likely the best player.They say it all starts up front, in the trenches. For the Georgia Bulldogs, Year 2 of defensive coordinator Todd Grantham's 3-4 scheme, compared with the inaugural year, was like night and day, and much of the success can be attributed to having the proper guys along the defensive line. Having bigger linemen who can hold up at the line of scrimmage and take on blockers is paramount to the success of the Bulldogs' linebacking corps. With the graduation of John Jenkins and Abry Jones -- along with the possible early departure of Kwame Geathers -- Georgia will be faced with replacing its top three contributors from the 2011 season.
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