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Post Georgia’s 87 for 2023

Friday September 1, 2023

Georgia opens its 2023 season this week with a full roster. There’s not much new to say about it because by now the pattern is familiar. The roster skews young, and those young players will be counted on to replace those who have graduated or left early for the NFL. Georgia continues to recruit at an elite level, and those newcomers understand that expectations and opportunities begin right away. Eighteen true freshmen enrolled in time to go through spring practice, and nine of them were here to experience the 2022 playoff preparations.

Numbers-wise, the 2023 roster is nearly a mirror image of the 2022 roster. Once again there are only nine seniors. As in 2022 60 of the 87 have at least three years’ eligibility remaining. The roster is balanced with 42 scholarship players on offense and defense. Within the offense, Georgia has traded two tight end spots for wide receivers, and there is one fewer offensive lineman and quarterback in 2023. The biggest gains have come in the secondary. A strong recruiting class has increased the defensive backfield from 14 to 16 scholarship players (not to mention the return of injured walk-on standout Dan Jackson.)

With the exception of projected starting LT Earnest Greene Georgia’s offensive starters should be juniors or seniors. Mike Bobo will have an experienced and proven group familiar with the offense. The experience of the defensive starters could be a bit more varied. There are veterans along the defensive line and at inside linebacker, but Georgia’s edge pressure could largely come from guys with only a year or two in the system as the Bulldogs have replenished their talent at the position.

(Players are listed by class. Possible Day-One starters in a base formation are in bold – just a best guess. [R] indicates a player who has redshirted. A star(*) indicates an early enrollee.)

QB (3) Brock Vandagriff [R]
Gunner Stockton
Carson Beck [R]
RB (5) Andrew Paul [R]
Roderick Robinson II *
Branson Robinson Daijun Edwards
Kendall Milton
TE (4) Lawson Luckie *
Pearce Spurlin *
Oscar Delp Brock Bowers
WR (13) Anthony Evans III *
Tyler Williams *
Yazeed Haynes *
Chandler Smith
De’Nylon Morrissette
Dillon Bell
Cole Speer
Ladd McConkey [R]
Arian Smith [R]
Jackson Meeks
Rara Thomas
Dominic Lovett
Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint
OL (17) Jamal Meriweather
Monroe Freeling *
Kelton Smith
Joshua Miller *
Johnathen Hughley
Aliou Bah [R]
Earnest Greene [R]
Drew Bobo [R]
Dylan Fairchild [R]
Micah Morris [R]
Jared Wilson [R]
Amarius Mims
Austin Blaske [R]
Chad Lindberg [R]
Tate Ratledge [R]
Sedrick Van Pran [R]
Xavier Truss [R]
DL (11) Jordan Hall *
Jamaal Jarrett *
C.J. Madden [R]
Christen Miller [R]
Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins [R]
Jonathan Jefferson [R]
Mykel Williams

Warren Brinson
Nazir Stackhouse
Zion Logue [R]
Tramel Walthour
LB (15) Troy Bowles
Raylen Wilson *
CJ Allen *
Samuel M’Pemba *
Gabe Harris *
Damon Wilson *
EJ Lightsey [R]
Xavian Sorey [R]
Marvin Jones, Jr.
Darris Smith
Jalon Walker
C.J. Washington
Chaz Chambliss
Jamon Dumas-Johnson
Smael Mondon
DB (16) Kryon Jones
Daniel Harris
Chris Peal
Joenel Aguero *
AJ Harris *
Justyn Rhett *
Julian Humphrey [R]
Nyland Green [R]
Malaki Starks
Daylen Everette
Marcus Washington
JaCorey Thomas
Javon Bullard
David Daniel-Sisavanh
Kamari Lassiter
Tykee Smith
SPEC (3) Peyton Woodring Brett Thorson Jared Zirkel [R]
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