It’s a crazy thought.

Georgia just graduated the most productive 1-2 punch of all-time in Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. They’ll be remembered as two of the Dawgs’ all-time greats after leading the program to its first national championship berth in nearly four decades. The impact they made on the program will be felt for years to come.

But dare I say Georgia’s backfield can be even better in 2018?

It’s not so crazy when you think about the weapons that’ll be in Athens. Of course that conversation starts with D’Andre Swift, who is already earning Heisman Trophy buzz coming off a freshman season that saw him scamper for 618 yards on 7.9 yards per carry. The Philadelphia native was far more than a garbage time player, despite the fact that he shared a backfield with a pair of Georgia legends.

Swift’s versatility caught plenty of defenses by surprise, which added yet another element to Georgia’s already-loaded backfield. He’ll be at the top of every scouting report, much like Chubb and Michel were in 2017.

Something tells me that’s going to be extremely beneficial for Zamir White.

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The 5-star freshman has already been dubbed “the next great Georgia back,” and it’s not hard to see why that’s the case. The guy racked up over 7,000 rushing yards and 127 all-purpose touchdowns in his high school career. White, or “Zeus,” had all eyes on him since 2015 when he first became the No. 1 running back in the 2018 class.

White might not have had the “all-purpose back” association like Swift did as a recruit, but he can still do it all. It wouldn’t be surprising if Georgia offensive coordinator Jim Chaney used White like he used Swift in 2017.

Are White and Swift the same player? Not really. At least not in makeup. White is a bit more of a bruiser who plows through arm tackles while Swift is more likely to juke someone out a defender in the open field. The two will complement each other well.

That’s assuming that White returns from the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in the final game of his high school career. He’s already enrolled and plans on playing in 2018, but he won’t have the benefit of spring ball.

You know who else didn’t have the benefit of spring ball? Swift. That didn’t seem to hold him back.

Obviously White has a different kind of hurdle to overcome and there’s no guarantee that he makes an immediate impact. But that’s the benefit of the situation he’s walking into. Swift is going to continue to garner all the attention. Elijah Holyfield will have a significant role, too. There shouldn’t be any pressure on White to rush his return given the talent that Georgia has to work with.

When White is back to full strength, though, one can’t help but think big things for his role in the backfield. With Jake Fromm’s development, White probably won’t have to see nearly as many loaded boxes as he saw throughout high school. He can make an impact without being an every-down back in his first season. That’s a rarity for a 5-star tailback.

Maybe that means he’ll follow a path like Alabama’s Najee Harris, who saved his best performance for the fourth quarter of the National Championship. Georgia fans remember that all too well.

However long it takes White to get involved in the offense, it seems inevitable that he’ll carve out his own piece of it. Swift made the most of his opportunities to do that, and he became an indispensable weapon even earlier than expected. That was with nearly 400 combined touches going to Chubb and Michel. There’s plenty of work available, even for another true freshman.

Swift paved the way, and now it’s White’s turn to follow that path to pay dirt.