NFL scouts flock to first Georgia practice in pads
When the Georgia Bulldogs put on the pads, the NFL pays attention.
Rusty Mansell of 247Sports.com reports that at least 19 teams — nearly 5/8ths of the League — was expected to have scouts in attendance in Athens on Tuesday when the hitting goes live.
— Rusty Mansell (@Mansell247) August 9, 2022
This is no surprise after the success the Bulldogs had in the 2022 NFL Draft. Defensive end Travon Walker was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the first overall selection. He was joined in the first round by defensive tackle Jordan Davis (13th overall, Philadelphia Eagles), linebacker Quay Walker (22nd overall, Green Bay Packers), defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt (28th overall, Green Bay Packers) and safety Lewis Cine (32nd overall, Minnesota Vikings).
The 5 first-round selections was the most from an individual school in a draft. Georgia overall had 15 Bulldogs selected in the NFL Draft, the most from a single school in a seven-round draft.
Defensive lineman Jalen Carter and linebacker Nolan Smith are considered Georgia’s top-two draft-eligible prospects going into the season. But as last season showed, that number can grow throughout the season.