Auburn Football: Scouting the Georgia Bulldogs Defense and Special Teams

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Oct 18, 2014; Little Rock, AR, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Ramik Wilson (51) motions to the sideline during the first half against the Arkansas Razorbacks at War Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports


The Georgia linebacker corps is easily the most talented unit of the Georgia defense, and they might be the best group of linebackers in the nation. Pruitt’s defense operates out of a 3-4 base, and the Dawgs have five linebackers capable of making big plays.

Seniors Amarlo Herrera and Ramik Wilson are tackling machines from te inside linebacker spots. The pair entered the season as All-American candidates and were the SEC’s top two returning tacklers.

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Herrera leads the team with 75 tackles this season and eight TFLs, and Wilson is not far behind with 72 stops. Herrera earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors in Week 1 against Clemson, and has three sacks this season. Tim Kimbrough is the top reserve inside.

The outside linebackers might be even better. Draft-eligible sophomore Leonard Floyd is a dangerous pass rusher who leads the team with five sacks. Floyd has 43 tackles in 2014, which ranks fifth on the squad. Jordan Jenkins has 50 tackles this year with seven tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, and a team best 19 quarterback hurries.

True freshman Lorenzo Carter is a future star. Built in the same mold as Floyd, Carter is capable of putting his hand down as a defensive end. Carter cracked the starting lineup for the first time last week against Kentucky and had 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss against the Wildcats. He has 23 total tackles, five tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks this year.

Overall, Georgia has 21 sacks this season, and gets a lot of pressure from the linebacker positions.

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