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Jarvis Jones is the headliner for the Bulldogs defense this fall, coming off of a huge redshirt sophomore season in 2011. Jones led the SEC in sacks and was an All-American selection for his performance. Guys like Alec Ogletree and Amarlo Herrera are not far behind and will help solidify the linebacker position for the Bulldogs this fall.
John Jenkins and Kwame Geathers are two of the toughest interior linemen in the country for 2012, and they both will be playing in red and black this fall. Surrounding them at end will be Abry Jones and Garrison Smith—both proven show-stoppers from the end position.
Ray Drew and Cornelius Washington are tweener-type players that will see time at linebacker and defensive end, giving opposing offenses fits in 2012.
Branden Smith, Sanders Commings and Bacarri Rambo have all had run-ins with the law in the offseason, but all three will be a part of a talented secondary once they make it back to the field in the first few weeks of the season.
A move by Malcolm Mitchell from wide receiver to defensive back this spring will be a move to keep an eye on this fall, as his skill level rivals the best secondary players in the country. He could become a player that plays on both sides of the ball for the Bulldogs this fall.
Damian Swann and Corey Moore are names to follow early in the season with the suspensions of Commings and Rambo, but they aren’t playing because they aren’t talented. Both will be very good players for the Bulldogs this fall.