Georgia lost 15 players to the NFL draft and more to the transfer portal following its 2021 national championship.
Even with all the losses, Kirby Smart and the Dawgs were inactive in the transfer portal heading into the 2022 season.
They were the only Power Five team to not add a single player from the transfer portal.
You’d think the significant loss of contributors to a national championship-winning team would have hurt the Bulldogs,
but you’d be wrong. As you know, Georgia went 15-0 and won its second straight national title,
relying on recruiting alone to fill its 2022 roster.
This year, Georgia added two highly touted transfers, both at the wide receiver position.
Mississippi State’s RaRa Thomas and Missouri’s Dominic Lovett signed with Georgia in December as transfers.
ESPN’s Mark Schlabach wrote a story naming the top newcomers for every team in his way-too-early preseason top-25 for 2023.
He identified both Thomas and Lovett as Georgia’s top newcomers for next year.