Damian Swann has played cornerback and at the nickel ‚Äústar‚Äù position already at Georgia.
Now, he‚Äôs working inside in the box in the dime package at the ‚Äúmoney‚Äù position under new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs looking good so far,‚Äù inside linebacker Ramik Wilson. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve got to keep working and executing our plays and find the right guy that can help us in that dime package in third-and-long.‚Äù
Swann likes that role.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs closer to the action and not really being isolated all the time,‚Äù Swann said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs where a lot of stuff is going on.‚Äù
‚ÄúSwann, he was showing up pretty good now,‚Äù outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins said. ‚ÄúHim and little J.J. They had some pretty good hits today.‚Äù
Sophomore J.J. Green, who played tailback last season, worked Thursday as the No. 1 nickel back.
‚ÄúJ.J.‚Äôs been great,‚Äù Swann said. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve been in thud (not tackling to the ground). I‚Äôve seen J.J. come up and put the equipment in some guys. That‚Äôs what you‚Äôre looking for when you have a guy of J.J.‚Äôs size (5-foot-9, 187 pounds) that plays in that box at that nickel spot. That‚Äôs what you like, a guy that can be in there and be physical.‚Äù