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ESPN 7-round 2023 NFL Mock Draft sees 10 Bulldogs getting drafted

SystemSystem Posts: 10,651 admin
edited April 2023 in Article commenting
imageESPN 7-round 2023 NFL Mock Draft sees 10 Bulldogs getting drafted

At last, draft week is finally here with the 2023 NFL Draft getting started on Thursday. Georgia figures to be one of the better-represented teams in this year’s draft.

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    BrooksieBrooksie Posts: 513 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Beal will surprise many by being late 4th early 5th.

    SBIV just might be the biggest shock to the professional pundits if a team pulls him in the 3rd

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    Oldddawg76Oldddawg76 Posts: 393 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Falcons seem to be working to get back to credibility. I might see my way clear to start watching again them if they get Smith.

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    Bdw3184Bdw3184 Posts: 12,727 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Agreed!

    Not sure yet how they would use him, but I reeeeeally like the pick!

    Go Dawgs!

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    kirkhilleskirkhilles Posts: 1,098 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Haha, you mentioned Falcons and Dawgs in the same sentence. They go out of their way to NOT select Georgia players. Morons. Gee, you'd think with Georgia winning NC and the Falcons NOT winning Superbowls that maybe they'd trust the Georgia coaches to deliver NFL ready players.

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    jdatl3jdatl3 Posts: 408 ✭✭✭✭ Senior
    edited April 2023

    I can't see Kenny M going that low with his fantastic hands/ catching ability - almost Jerry rice ability - seriously, how many one handed catches did he make. His vision in the hole is fantastic. If so, someone will get a steal. Sony Michel ran a 4.58 40 and Kenny ran 4.62. Sony went 31 and Kenny is projected at 223. I don't believe it

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    thadecthadec Posts: 611 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    @jdatl3

    Michel went 31 because he had 1230 yards as a backup at 7.9 yards per carry, which are both outstanding. (Indeed is 1230 yards would have been OK as a backup). That made teams overlook his 4.58 40 time. By contrast McIntosh had 830 yards - very bad for a starting RB - at 5.7 yards per carry, which is below average considering UGA's talent advantage. Below average stats + below average measurables = no evidence that he is going to be an impact NFL player. Take James Cook last year: similar productivity to McIntosh, but the Bills gambled on his 4.42 speed.

    Yes, he had 500 receiving yards, but in the NFL, where defenses are faster and way more complex, an offense can't even exploit an RB's receiving ability if defenses don't respect him as a threat to carry the football. Instead, as soon as he enters the game defenses will think "passing down". And keep in mind: where on college defenses it is rare to have a single LB with sub 4.6 40 speed and the ability to play RBs and TEs in pass coverage, in the NFL nearly every single starting LB has that type of speed and versatility. Meaning that if you can't force the LBs to defend your running ability, you won't be able to get open as a receiver. Let's say McIntosh goes to the Falcons ... that would be the difference between having to make plays against the Bucs and Saints defenses twice a year - and possibly a third time in the playoffs - as opposed to getting to thrash the much slower Oregon and Ohio State linebackers once.

    Now of course, UGA fans believe that if McIntosh had played in a different scheme than Monken's, his rushing stats would have been a lot better. NFL scouts do not necessarily disagree, and this is why McIntosh is going to get drafted at all. Normally a guy who only averages 55 rushing yards per game as a starter during his senior year wouldn't even be an undrafted free agent, let alone a draft pick. So yes, McIntosh will have ample opportunities to "prove them wrong." But as for high draft picks, those go to either guys who put up big numbers in the system they were in or to workout warriors like Anthony Richardson.

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    BrooksieBrooksie Posts: 513 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    With the recent Green Bay trade. Stetson to gets picked in the 3rd round as a back up potential.

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    SpdawgSpdawg Posts: 344 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    With the rumors about Stroud’s wonderlik test score, have we heard anything about how SBIV did on the test?

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