RETURNING STARTERS (3): Tackle/guard Jamaree Salyer, guard/center Warren Ericson, guard Justin Shaffer and tackle Warren McClendon.
ALL EYES ON: Sophomore tackle Xavier Truss, sophomore tackle Broderick Jones, freshman tackle Amarius Mims, redshirt freshman center Sedrick Van Pran.
OUTLOOK: The senior Jamaree Salyer has expressed a desire to move back inside to guard, which is a more natural position for him and the one that he projects to play in the NFL. However, if Salyer remains the Bulldogs’ best left tackle, as was the case last season, Georgia coaches might prefer him to keep him there, at least through the season opener against Clemson in Charlotte. The Tigers return their entire defensive front seven for 2021 and that’s their primary strength for what will be a top-5 matchup against Georgia. The Bulldogs will have to make a determination well before then if they think Truss - who started the bowl game - Jones or Mims can be at least as effective as Salyer. It that’s not the unadulterated belief of the entire offensive staff, then Georgia will be well advised to keep Salyer out wide and adjust the rest of the line accordingly. Meanwhile, the battle to succeed Trey Hill at center will be decided between Ericson, Van Pran and others.
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