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Three most likely All-ACC candidates on defense for Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech expects massive improvement on the defensive side of the football this season.

Throughout fall camp, the coaches have been preaching about how communication is better and everyone is on the same page more than last year. With so many new starters and head coach Geoff Collins has been more hands-on with the defense.

So who are the most likely candidates to be All-ACC selections on the defensive side of the ball? Let’s break it down below.

3. Zamari Walton

The Yellow Jackets will be missing a lot of links to the defense and there will be a lot of new faces. Zamari Walton, however, will not be one of them.

Walton has the physical tools to be one of the best players on the defense, and defensive backs coach Travares Tillman has praised him for how he’s looked during camp. I expect a jump up for him and trust him as the number one corner of the Yellow Jackets.

2. Keion White

Keion White is Georgia Tech’s top rusher this season

Georgia Tech had a lot of issues on defense last season and the pass rush was one of them. Keion White was hurt for most of last season and his return has caused Georgia Tech’s coaches to wake up.

White had a great season for Old Dominion when he was last healthy and has said he feels ready to be that type of player again.

I expect White to anchor the defensive line and push for eight or nine sacks this year.

1. Charlie Thomas

Charlie Thomas is the leader of the defense in 2022

Leading the way for Georgia Tech’s defense will be senior linebacker Charlie Thomas. Thomas was one of the few bright spots on the defense last year, and ESPN’s Todd McShay has noted him as one of the top linebacker prospects for the 2023 NFL draft.

Thomas has one of the starting linebacker spots locked up, and linebackers coach Jason Semore has praised Thomas for his play and leadership so far in fall camp.

Thomas will have to improve even more this year for this team to take a leap forward and I think he has another level to reach.



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