Georgia broke a school record during the 2021 NFL draft when it had nine Bulldogs selected into the league, breaking its previous record of eight players (2002, 2013).
This year, Georgia will look to break that record again and send double-digit players into the NFL.
PFF recently released its 2022 NFL mock draft and had two Georgia Bulldogs going in the first round.
One of them, defensive lineman Jordan Davis, stays in-state and goes to the Atlanta Falcons with the No. 12 overall pick.
DL Jordan Davis: No. 12 to the Falcons
Jordan Davis (99) celebrates vs South Carolina. Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via USA TODAY NETWORK
Find me 15 better college football players than Jordan Davis. You can’t.
People will push back on him being a top-10 or even a top-20 pick because he’s a defensive tackle/nose tackle who doesn’t play that flashy 3-tech pass-rushing style that gets you drafted high at that position.
But here’s the thing: this guy plays like Thanos vs. Thor, Captain America and Ironman in Avengers: Endgame. Throw your best at him, throw multiple people at him — it doesn’t matter. He’s bigger, he’s stronger, and he deserves to be one of the top players chosen in this class.
WR George Pickens: No. 31 to the Ravens
George Pickens (1) celebrates after a touchdown catch against the Cincinnati Bearcats. Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Prior to his unfortunate ACL tear in spring practice this offseason, Pickens was on track for WR1 status. His 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame brought NFL athleticism and strength. Pickens’ stock is totally up in the air at this point since we haven’t seen him post-injury. If he can get back to the player he was as a freshman and sophomore, he’ll be a Round 1 talent.