No. 6 Bacarri Rambo

(The Associated Press)

Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 6:26 p.m. counts down the Top 25 players in the Southeastern Conference.


Georgia senior safety

Height: 6-0

Weight: 218 lbs.

Why he's No. 6: To go along with a cool name, Rambo can really play. He was a first-team All-America and All-SEC choice as a junior in 2011. He's strong enough and tough enough to be a major run stuffer when he's asked to play close to the line of scrimmage. He's also got the speed and athleticism to cover wide receivers one-on-one. The only negative is he's been suspended for the first four games of the season after testing positive for marijuana in May. It was his second positive test at UGA.

College career: Rambo has started every game (26) over the past two seasons for the Bulldogs. In 2011, he recorded 55 tackles, recovered a fumble, broke up 16 passes (second-most in the SEC) and intercepted a team-high eight passes. As a junior, playing closer to the line of scrimmage, he had 82 tackles, forced three fumbles and intercepted three passes.

Fun fact: Rambo is further testament that the recruiting services aren't always right with their ratings and ranking. He was considered only a three-star prospect coming out of Seminole County High School and ranked as only the No. 29 safety prospect in the nation. They obviously missed on this guy. Rambo is one of the nation's best defensive backs, a five-star player for the Bulldogs.

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