Will Charles, Jones, Rambo go?

DawgNation Mailbag: It's that time of year when fans worry about jumps to the NFL

Updated: December 11, 2011, 3:32 PM ET
By Radi Nabulsi | DawgNation
ATHENS, Ga. -- In this week's edition of the DawgNation Mailbag, fans ask about Bulldogs leaving for the NFL, Ray Drew's cheerleading abilities, and Mike Bobo's play calling. We'll answer those questions and more. Have a question? Send it to or

Cliff Horton: What are the chances of only losing seniors this year?

A: This was the question I received most for this week's mailbag. After watching talented junior after talented junior leave for the NFL, Georgia fans view this time of year with dread. As soon as any upperclassman lands on an All-SEC ballot, the fear begins. It is a fair reaction, considering the players Georgia has lost to the NFL. Can you imagine what the Bulldogs' defense would have been like with Justin Houston playing across from Jarvis Jones this year? I doubt that A.J. Green would have dropped either of those touchdown passes against LSU.
[+] EnlargeBacarri Rambo
Bob Kupbens/Icon SMIPerhaps the biggest threat to jump to the NFL is safety Bacarri Rambo, ranked No. 2 in the nation for INTs with seven.
But to answer the question, no one appears headed to the NFL early this year -- as of this moment. We will likely know more after the bowl game. The Bulldogs' top defensive talent, Jones, is adamant that he is staying, going so far to say he will "definitely be back." As for tight end Orson Charles, as of Tuesday he had not made a decision. He is waiting to see where he projects to be drafted before he makes his choice. Cornerback Branden Smith told me he is staying and John Jenkins indicated he was returning as well. Georgia could lose Bacarri Rambo as he had a great year despite missing the Boise State game and is tied for second in the country with seven interceptions this season.

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