Despite the questions of who will play left tackle on September 4 when Georgia plays Clemson Tigers in Charlotte, the Bulldogs still appear to have one of the better offensive lines in the SEC.
Pro Football Focus recently published its list for the top four returning offensive linemen in the SEC. According to PFF's Twitter account, both returning seniors Jamaree Salyer and Justin Shaffer rank third and fourth, respectively.
The list also included Kentucky's Darian Kinnard at No. 1, Alabama's Evan Neal at No. 2, with Salyer and Shaffer rounding out the top four. Both are returning starters for Georgia this season; the only question is where will they play in 2021.
Salyer started nine games at left tackle with one start at left guard in Georgia's victory over Cincinnati in the Peach Bowl. On the other hand, Shaffer started nine games at left guard before shifting over to right guard, clearing the way for Salyer in Atlanta.
Georgia now looks to find a position for both of these returning seniors following the questions provided by the disappointing play in the Peach Bowl up front. SI's Dawgs Daily believes that Georgia wants Salyer to move back to guard, the same position he'd play in the NFL, and have one of the younger tackles step up to the plate on the left side. However, they won't do that until they feel comfortable about a younger player taking over the left tackle spot.
So far this offseason, there has been no answer about who will play left tackle, but Salyer is the de facto favorite following his spectacular play last season.
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