While there remains many questions regarding Georgia Tech’s offense in 2020, one position that is in great shape is that of the running backs.
As we continue to prepare for the 2020 college football season as it slowly draws closer, we take a look at potentially Georgia Tech’s deepest position on the entire roster; the running backs.
Jordan Mason: I’m not going to ramble on like I usually do with Jordan Mason. It’s pretty simple, Jordan Mason is not just the best running back right now on the Georgia Tech roster but he’s also simply one of the best running backs in the country in my opinion. Criminally underrated nationally, I think Mason finally sees some much deserved attention at some point this season.
Jahmyr Gibbs: Gibbs is going to see the field this upcoming season, there’s no doubt about that. A high four-star prospect out of Dalton, Georgia, Gibbs is going to be an instant impact player for the Yellow Jackets. He’s probably going to take some carries away from Mason as the season goes on but overall, Gibbs should still be a big part of the offense as Mason’s primary back up.
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Jamious Griffin: If it wasn’t for the addition of Gibbs to the roster, Griffin would’ve been entering an ideal spot himself for this upcoming season. Unfortunately for him, he will now most likely have Gibbs ahead of him on the depth chart. That being said, Griffin is another highly talented running back and it would be shocking if the Yellow Jackets don’t find some sort of way to get the ball into his hands this fall.
Bruce Jordan-Swilling: Well in case you didn’t know, the former four-star prospect and linebacker has moved to the offensive side of the ball for his last year of eligibility. A great running back in high school coming out of Brother Martin in New Orleans, Jordan-Swilling will look to contribute on the offensive side of the ball this season.
The Reserves: The group of Dontae Smith, Keegan Hemmingway, Devin Ellison, Tony Amerson are unlikely to see a huge amount of playing time this fall. All three scholarship backs in Amerson, Ellison, and Smith are potential transfer candidates due to the Jackets backfield while Hemmingway will most likely will have a developmental team role.
Overall, Georgia Tech’s running back group is strong and should be the heart of the Jackets offense in 2020 unless they get big improvement out of the quarterbacks this season. Jordan Mason should lead the charge while bringing Jahmyr Gibbs along with him and then starting in 2021, it will be the Jahmyr Gibbs show in Atlanta.