Georgia safety Corey Moore said, yes, there is a depth chart that the defense is working from under new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, but players aren’t making much of it now with the way practice reps are going around.
“Nobody knows about playing time,” cornerback J.J. Green said. “Coach Pruitt says nobody is a starter right now. He’s just playing guys places where he can just look at the whole film. Everybody’s going ones, twos and threes. They’re going at the same time so he can look and watch and evaluate every player.”
Green said he worked with the ones with cornerbacks Damian Swann and Brendan Langley at the star nickel back position but didn’t put much stock into that.
“They’re just seeing who can ball out,” Green said.
Even the SEC’s leading tackler from last year.
“Everybody’s up for the position battle,” said inside linebacker Ramik Wilson, who had 133 tackles last season. “Everybody’s going hard. Everybody’s got new life.”
Working with the ones on the defensive line, at least for now, were Chris Mayes, Ray Drew and Toby Johnson, a player said.
“Everybody is competing for a first spot,” safety Quincy Mauger said. “There should be no one that is comfortable with their spot. (It’s) pluses and minuses. Whoever gets the most pluses is who we’re going to see on the field.”
Moore was skeptical when he was told that pretty much every player would get the same amount of reps under the new practice format.
“I didn’t believe him at first,” Moore said. “Sure enough everybody’s getting the same amount of reps. It’s crazy, man, because everything is so fast-paced now. I’m still getting used to it.