Despite 35 ex-Bulldogs on active NFL rosters in 2012, Georgia hopes to finally end an eight-year drought since a Dawg defender became a first-round pick.
Georgia didn't know what it had when it signed James DeLoach. After his performance in 2012, and his strong spring thus far, the Bulldogs might just have their strongside linebacker.
With Rodney Garner leaving for Auburn and several defensive linemen draft eligible, Georgia could be almost starting from scratch in 2013.
After a rocky 2010, Georgia's D-line beefed up in 2011 and made things tough for opposing offenses up the middle. This season, with a good bit more depth, John Jenkins and Kwame Geathers anchor a potentially lethal pass-rushing attack.
Arthur Lynch has waited patiently for his turn to take over the starting tight end position. This spring is where it all begins.
Driven to succeed after lack of recognition in 2011, Georgia DE Abry Jones is ready to lead the D to greatness in 2012 -- and a championship.
With the regular season completed and recruiting for the 2012 class in full swing, now is a good time to look over Georgia's roster and contemplate the Bulldogs' needs for next fall.
Aaron Murray's staying power could alter Georgia's depth at QB, along with Orson Charles' decision on the NFL shifting things at TE. A look at Georgia's early 2012 depth chart.