Isaiah McKenzie was the lone Georgia Bulldogs player selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, and he stayed on the board until the fifth round, going to the Denver Broncos with the 172nd pick. But whereas UGA’s 2017 draft class was one of the weakest in program history, the 2018 Class figures to be one of the strongest. According to one mock draft, five or more Bulldogs could be drafted this year in the time it took McKenzie to be picked up last year.
In the latest mock draft from Chad Reuter of NFL.com, five former Bulldogs are predicted to be selected in the first three rounds of the draft.
Roquan Smith is slated into the first round, Sony Michel and Isaiah Wynn are penciled in as second-rounds while Lorenzo Carter and Nick Chubb are projected third-rounders.
If five Bulldogs are taken in the first three rounds come April, it will be the first time the program has accomplished that feat since 2009, when Matt Stafford (1), Knowshon Moreno (12), Mohamed Massoquoi (50), Asher Allen (86) and Corey Irvin (93) all went within the first 100 picks. Five Bulldogs also went in the first rounds of both the 2005 and 2003 drafts.