D will capitalize on new blood

ATHENS, Ga. -- An influx of outside linebacker talent that will arrive at Georgia this summer is making it possible for Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham to experiment with some of the players who are already on campus.

Exactly how much did the addition of talented prospects like Jordan Jenkins and Josh Harvey-Clemons affect Grantham's decision to test outside linebackers Cornelius Washington and Ray Drew at defensive end during spring practice?

"A lot," Grantham said, "because I kind of have an idea of what those guys can do and their skill set, and also what Ray and Cornelius can do. By making that transition, it allowed us to give us more flexibility. The big thing you've got to have is flexibility while you're on defense, because like I've said, it's always about getting your next best guy in the game.