PFF names their strengths and weaknesses for Georgia football in 2023

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Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs are looking to do the unthinkable; threepeat in the playoff era of college football. After becoming the first back-to-back national champions, Smart and his group face a tough road ahead without quarterback Stetson Bennett IV and almost an entire defense’s worth of players going to the NFL. However, if anyone knows how to reload and keep his team focused, it’s Smart. PFF agrees:

“Basically everything” is a wide net, but PFF does have some criticisms of Georgia’s 2023 team early on:


Biggest strength: Basically everything

If you try to find a weakness in Georgia, you’ll fail. The Bulldogs were the only team to place inside the top 10 of each of my position unit rankings.

Even after having 10 players selected in the 2023 NFL Draft (tied for the most of any school), this is still the most loaded roster in the country. It’s the reason why Georgia is the favorite to become the second school ever to three-peat as a national champion (Minnesota, 1934-1936).

Biggest question mark: Will replacing Stetson Bennett be a problem?

Although the Bulldogs have a top-10 quarterback room, they still must replace their leader in Stetson Bennett, who was a Heisman finalist last year and became the first signal-caller since A.J. McCarron to win two national championships. Redshirt junior Carson Beck is the favorite to take over and earned an impressive 87.0 passing grade on 39 dropbacks a year ago.

I believe in Carson Beck, but it remains to be seen if he has the killer instinct that Bennett possessed. Bennett had the biggest throws in program history, and that isn’t easy to replicate. Three-peating is nearly impossible in today’s era of college football, but if anybody can do it, Georgia can.

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