Months removed from their historic national championship-winning season and the 2021 Georgia Bulldogs are still not done yet in setting records.
The 2022 NFL Draft culminated on Saturday, and overall, Georgia’s coaching staff sure must be pleased to see a multitude of its now-former standout talents find new homes in the NFL. From Travon Walker being drafted No. 1 overall to both Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean joining the Philadelphia Eagles, it was quite a special past couple of days for the reigning College Football Playoff national champions.
Georgia also set a new record for the most players selected by a single school in a draft in the modern era with an astounding 15, besting both Ohio State (14) in 2004 and LSU (14) in 2020.
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This is quite an impressive feat for the Bulldogs considering that even the likes of Pete Carroll and Urban Meyer did not see 15 of their players be selected in a single draft during their respective head coaching runs at USC and Ohio State.
Georgia also had five defensive players picked in the opening round on Thursday, which also set a new record for a single school in a draft. Many of them were stout performers in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Game, including both linebacker Quay Walker and safety Lewis Cine. The two combined for 15 total tackles in the win over Alabama.
Even with the losses across the board within its roster, Georgia is still being projected to be a heavy contender in the SEC this upcoming season.