Why Georgia's defense can reload
ATHENS, Ga. -- Unless you are Alabama, losing three potential first-round picks in one year is bound to affect your roster moving forward. So surely Georgia would be knocked for a loop with the possibility that John Jenkins, Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree could go Thursday on the draft's first day, right?
Maybe. But not as much as it might seem.
That's the case even though it's a defense losing those players, not a team in whole. Yet the Bulldogs will probably begin the season in the top 10 and picked to finish first or second in the division they have won the past two years.
Even though the loaded offense, led by quarterback Aaron Murray and running back Todd Gurley, is the primary catalyst -- and returns almost everyone from a unit that ranked No. 1 in the nation last season in yards per play -- the defense is not expected to become some sort of liability for the defending SEC East champs.
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