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Dawg Post Breakdown: Cornerback

Today we look at the cornerback position for the Georgia Bulldogs and tell you which guys might see the field the most this season.

Malkom Parrish, Junior:

The junior from Quitman (GA) has has two solid years so far as a Bulldog, and is the best overall cornerback on the team.  While he has good quickness and cover skills, he does get beat occasionally, especially against taller receivers.

What Parrish does exceptrionally well is tackle.  Only 5-foot-10 188-pounds, Parrish plays very physical, and has a knack for getting off blocks and making plays in the backfield.  He is a sure tackler, but this is the year he can step up and become a true lockdown corner.

As a freshman, Parrish played in 11 games and recorded 17 tackles with one forced fumble.  As a sophomore, Parrish started all 13 games, totaling 42 tackles.  Parrish recorded 6.5 of those tackles behind the line of srimmage, recovered two fumbles, and inter epted two passes also during the 2015 season.

Parrish recorded 4 tackles during Saturday's G-day scrimmage

Aaron Davis, Redshirt Junior

Davis is a guy who has been an underdog his entire career so far.  As a walk-on freshman, Davis started 10 games and made 40 tackles.  He has good size and athleticism and surprised many people with his play during 2014.

As a sophomore Davis continued to impress in his second year under Jeremy Pruitt, as he recorded 47 tackles in 9 starts.

While he is not a guy who will dominate his position, he is a smart player who has what it takes to compete at this level.  Davis recorded 3 tackles and an interception that was returned for a touchdown in Saturday'a G-day scrimmage

Juwan Briscoe, Sophomore

If there is one player at corner this year that could emerge as a star it could be Briscoe. He has tremendous speed with a 5-foot-11 193-pound frame, and showed flashes as a freshman last season.  Briscoe started two games last season totaling 6 tackles and breaking up two passes.

The former three-star defensive back from Maryland has been rumored to have had a great spring, and will have every opportunity to get onto the field early and often this season.  He has the size that Smart and Tucker want in their defensive backs, with the athleticism to go with it.

Briscoe recorded two tackles and broke up one pass during Saturday's G-day scrimmage.

Reggie Wilkerson, Redshirt Junior

Another guy who brings experience to the group, Wilkerson is a guy I have really liked over the years.  Unforunately, Wilkerson has barely seen the field in Athens coming into his fourth year due to injuries.

When completely healthy, I think Wilkerson could make a big impact.  He's quick, he's a good athlete, and has been a guy who has always worked hard and made an impression in the spring.  It has been rumored multiple times in the past couple of years that Wilkerson has been working in the top group during practices when he is healthy.

He might be a little down the depth chart at the moment, but I believe this could be a year where Wilkerson can emerge and make some plays if he can just stay healthy.

Senior Shattle Fenteng, sophomore Deandre Baker, and freshman Mecole Hardman will add quality depth to the position group this season.


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