SDS starts a series of predicting the game one starters for all 14 SEC teams. Next up, the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Georgia Bulldogs open the season at home against ranked Clemson, and here is our projected starting lineup:

Offense Defense
QB Hutson Mason DE Sterling Bailey
RB Todd Gurley DT Chris Mayes
WR Chris Conley DE Ray Drew
WR Michael Bennett OLB Leonard Floyd
WR Isaiah McKenzie MLB Amarlo Herrera
TE Jay Rome MLB Ramik Wilson
LT John Theus OLB Jordan Jenkins
LG Brandon Kublanow CB Damian Swann
C David Andrews CB Sheldon Dawson
RG Greg Pyke SS Corey Moore
RT Kolton Houston FS Quincy Mauger


  • There shouldn’t be any surprises on offense for the Bulldogs, but assuming Malcolm Mitchell isn’t ready to play against Clemson, freshman Isaiah McKenzie could get the starting job. McKenzie has been turning heads this fall, and he could be an immediate impact player. But if Mitchell is healthy, he’ll start at receiver, along with Chris Conley and Michael Bennett.
  • The linebacker corps could be the best in the entire country, and we haven’t even started talking about freshman Lorenzo Carter yet. However, the defensive line and secondary remain a concern. Only Damian Swann has solidified a starting spot at either D-line or the secondary, and there will be more shuffling prior to the start of the season.

Predicted starters for every SEC team’s first game: