Georgia football outside linebacker position starts youth movement in spring practice

ATHENS — The Georgia outside linebacker position was already going to be one of the most watched positions this spring. Georgia had to replace its two most veteran pass rushers as Nolan Smith and Robert Beal are off to the NFL. Then MJ Sherman transferred to Nebraska in January.

That left Georgia with just one true outside linebacker, Chaz Chambliss, who had gone through spring practice. The group, known as “The Wolfpack” dating back to Mark Richt’s tenure, is made up of a bunch of pups at this point.

“It’s probably the youngest position on the roster,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “That’s a really young position. Chaz (Chambliss) is kind of like the old vet there now. We’ll see how it goes. Those young guys have looked good in workouts.”

Behind Chambliss, there was a lot of interest in how sophomores Marvin Jones Jr. and Jalon Walker would develop. The latter also practices at inside linebacker but as injuries mounted late last season, Walker showed he had plenty of promise at outside linebacker. Jones arrived at Georgia as a 5-star prospect knowing big things would be expected of him starting in his sophomore season.






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