Who is UGA's Best Outside Linebacker?

ATHENS - That may depend on which Bulldogs fan you ask.

Jordan Jenkins and his 15 career sacks in three seasons? Leonard Floyd and his 12 ½ in two years? How about Lorenzo Carter, who notched four and a half in his freshman season?

And there’s not much of a dropoff - or any if you ask defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt - to Davin Bellamy, a six-foot-5, 241-pound redshirt sophomore who seems to be coming on.

“I wouldn’t say he’s a notch below any of them,” Pruitt said. “He might be the best one. He works really hard out there. He’s physical. He likes the game. He can play every down. One thing he’s got to do, he’s got to be more consistent. He’s got to learn to do it over and over.”

Bellamy had 17 tackles in 10 games last season with a forced fumble and fumble recovery.

“In coach Pruitt’s defense, there’s not really a depth chart,” outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer said. “He likes to play sort of by committee. (Bellamy’s) had a good fall camp. If things keep going the way they’re going, he could have some significant playing time.”

Sherrer said there are four outside linebackers that are likely to play.

When he said that he seemed to be including junior college transfer Chuks Amaechi and not Floyd, who is being thought of more at inside linebacker and the star position.

“Leonard’s in there as well,” Sherrer said. “That’s five. Leonard’s working at a couple of different positions, which kind of helps open up some opportunity for other guys to go out there and work a little bit.”

Asked if Floyd looks effective wherever he lines up, Sherrer said simply: “Yeah. Yeah. He’s a good player.”


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