NFL draft 2022: A national title, Super Bowl-winning quarterback and record draft night make this an outstanding year for Georgia Bulldogs

Four picks in the first round are available Georgia BulldogsNight one of the sex competition saw them flex their muscles. NFL DraftIt was just the continuation of a hot streak in UGA football.

It was only months after the Atlanta BravesThe Bulldogs won the World Series. They kicked off 2022 with the College Football Playoff National Championship, which was held in January. 40-season title drought. This victory also ended a seven-game losing streak, including three with hardware on it — against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

“I told them to take a picture because I remember the ’80 championship picture, seeing all those players, and the Frank Roses and Herschel Walkers, as well as all the people that have reached down and said things.” Head coach Kirby Smart said after the title win. “Our guys have achieved that, something special, which is what they say, and they’ve become legendary, and I want that to be for them.”

The following month saw the 2009 overall pick. Matthew StaffordAs a starter, he became the first Georgia-based quarterback to win the Super Bowl. He was the first year of his association with the Los Angeles RamsStafford sealed the deal for the team. 23-20Victory over the Cincinnati BengalsWith a touchdown pass of one yard and go to Cooper KuppLate in the fourth quarter. Another former first overall pick quarterback was leading the Bengals. Joe Burrow.

Las Vegas, Thursday night was the Bulldogs’ most impressive performance.

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Defensive end Travon Walkerranked No. The overall No. 1 pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars. This was the second consecutive time that a Bulldog was chosen with the first overall selection, joining Stafford who was also selected. Detroit Lions2009

Walker was drafted fourth overall by another elite club in the last 20 years. Walker was one of three (Myles Garrett, Jadeveon ClowneyMario Williams), all of whom made at most three Pro Bowls.

Next up, defensive tackle Jordan DavisI went to the Philadelphia EaglesPick No. 13. Philly had never drafted a DT during the first round. Fletcher Cox2012 Davis, who is 6-foot-6 and 340 lbs, gives the Eagles an interior rush boost. He ran a 40-yard dash of 4.78 seconds at the NFL combine. That’s very similar to Jalenhurts, the new quarterback. Jalen Hurts ran a 40-yard dash of 4.59 seconds at 2020 combine.

Linebacker Quay WalkerProtective and offensive tackle Devonte WyattI went to the Green Bay PackersAt picks 22 and 29, respectively. These selections were the first time that a team had drafted two students from the same school during the Common Draft Era. The first round concluded with the Minnesota VikingsSelecting UGA safety Lewis Cine.

Georgia football’s new record of five selections in the first round was set by the Georgia Football Association. This record also holds the record for the highest number of players. taken from one defensein the common round. This number is just one shy of the record for total picks by one team. shared by Miami in 2004 and Alabama in 2021.

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