Two Georgia players make ESPN’s list of top underclassmen

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ESPN put together a list of the 12 best performing underclassmen this season and two Georgia Bulldogs were mentioned.

Defensive tackle Jalen Carter, who many call a “mini Jordan Davis,” was mentioned and so was tight end Brock Bowers.

Carter, a sophomore from Apopka, Florida, has been phenomenal this season, with 22 tackles and three sacks. For comparison purposes, Davis has 21 tackles and two sacks this season.

He’s even gotten the job done blocking in the jumbo package this year.

From ESPN:

The Bulldog defense is littered with players whose names will be called during the 2022 NFL draft, including Jordan Davis, Devonte Wyatt and Nakobe Dean. But sophomore interior defensive lineman Jalen Carter might be the best of all of them. Carter’s 86.8 overall defensive grade ranks among the top 50 defenders in the FBS this season, and his 89.2 pass rush grade is top 10 in the country among interior defensive lineman. This 6-foot-3, 310-pound game wrecker will have his eyes on a top-10 selection in the 2023 NFL draft.

As for Bowers, the true freshman from Napa, California has become a household name among Georgia fans and is quickly gaining popularity throughout the nation. He’s Georgia’s leading receiver with 493 yards and six touchdowns on 28 receptions and he even added a 12 yard rushing score this year as well.

From ESPN:

True freshman tight end Brock Bowers simply takes over drives for the Georgia offense. Bowers’ 90.6 receiving grade is top 10 at the position, and he ranks in the top five in yards after the catch. He already has two 100-yard games and three multi-touchdown games. Factor in that this 6-4, 230-pound freshman is doing this in his first season within a relatively inconsistent passing attack, it’s exciting to imagine what is on the horizon for the first-year player.