I apologize for my bluntness, but I laughed so hard today when I read some people saying that the Georgia Bulldogs will beat the Florida Gators this season. Florida football fans should laugh with me too.
Let’s start with the obvious: Florida is much, much better than Georgia. Florida and Georgia have split the last six matchups three and three, but the Gators dominated Georgia last season.
Florida had a great offense, but their defense was a real issue. The fact that Georgia still couldn’t beat the Gators last season even though they did not have a great defense is hilarious.
The defense will be back in 2021, and honestly, they are loaded with talent. For starters, cornerback Kaiir Elam will be a top 10 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Elam is a star, and he is joined by the best freshman in the country, cornerback Jason Marshall Jr.
Those two cornerbacks, combined with the leader of the secondary, safety Trey Dean III will have a significant role in getting the Gators elite defense back.
The Gators defensive line is also impressive, and former five-star stud Gervon Dexter will be an impact player for the Gators.
Florida football fans know the offense will be elite as well.
Yes, the defense needed to improve, but how will the Gators offense be after losing four key starters to the 2021 NFL Draft?
The offense will be just fine in 2021, and head coach Dan Mullen is the reason.
Mullen is an elite coach, and he maximizes the potential of his weapons on offense.
The offensive line will need to play well, and left tackle Richard Gouraige is a crucial factor.
Florida’s got a great stable of running backs, headlined by Clemson transfer Demarkus Bowman. Bowman should become a household name in Gainesville and is the best running back Mullen has had in Florida.
The receiving core should also be solid, as the former five-star receiver and Penn State transfer Justin Shorter and former four-star receiver Jacob Copeland headlining the group. However, do not sleep on Trent Whittemore.
I could keep raving about the Gators roster, but luckily they get to make a joke out of the Bulldogs on October 30, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida. Like last season, I think the Gators will dominate the Bulldogs and make it two in a row.