Georgia defensive back moving to wide receiver

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Georgia’s defensive secondary gets more interesting by the week.

Over the weekend it was announced starting cornerback Shaq Wiggins would transfer. Now, defensive back Brendan Langley is moving to wide receiver, an area of the depth chart that is already loaded for 2014.

Langley started four games at cornerback last year, and he finished with 12 tackles and two pass breakups. However, he played mostly safety this spring.

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That’s three total losses for the secondary: Josh Harvey-Clemons (dismissed), Shaq Wiggins (transfer) and Langley (moving to receiver).

Langley’s move to receiver will help with future depth beyond the 2014 season, but it leaves the secondary thinner. Damian Swann is a lock to start as one cornerback, and walk-on Aaron Davis took the most first-team reps this spring. Tray Matthews could start at safety, and former running back JJ Green made strides in the secondary this spring.

New defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt is shaking up one of the worst statistical secondaries of 2013.

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  • Is it just me, or has Georgia will taken a big hit to their secondary since last season? With transfers, dismissals and even a few missed recruits, should the dawgs have some concern?

    • Things are getting, well, interesting in the secondary. That’s Jeremy Pruitt’s specialty, but this group can’t afford to ‘take a big hit’. It was by far the weakest link of last year’s defense, and things are exactly looking too promising this year, outside of Jeremy Pruitt of course.

  • Seems like every year UGA has one major weakness that prevents them from making the jump from above-average to elite.
    Next year, 2015, I would not be surprised to see UGA have an elite defense but down year on offense (who will be the elite QB? Losing WRs after this season.) Ya know, just to mess with everyone.