Tuesday, April 9, 2013

How Many Bulldogs Will Go In The First Two Rounds?

The 2013 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, and once again quite a few Georgia Bulldogs are expected to go fairly early in the draft. While it appears as though no one will be in contention for the #1 pick, there are a few who will be off the board fairly early. Here is a look at the top prospects from Georgia, with a projected range.

Jarvis Jones

If it wasn’t for a so-so pro day, Jones would be among the first few players drafted this season. As it stands, the outside linebacker will more than likely go around the middle of the first round. Those in fantasy football leagues will be very interested in a guy who led the nation in sacks for the Bulldogs, combining an impressive motor with superior skill. He is the type of player who can step in and provide help, especially on the pass rush, right away for a number of teams.

Projected Pick Range: #11-#15

Alec Ogletree

Fans of Georgia already know what Ogletree brings to the table, and scouts have figured it out as well. He is great at attacking the line of scrimmage and getting into the backfield against talented opponents. Since he will go later in the first round, chances are a team that will be in the playoff hunt in 2013 will pick him up. That means he might not start right away, but he will get playing time.

Projected Pick Range: #20-#25

Cornelius Washington

It is not every day that you see a SEC school have three linebackers projected to go very high in a single draft, but Washington has the tools to be a special player in the pros. He is a physical specimen at 6’4”, 265 pounds, and if the right team brings him in, he could really emerge as a steal. He does not have the skill yet, which is why he will drop to the second round, but he has enough raw talent to go in the second.

Projected Pick Range: #45-#50

John Jenkins

Not many 359-pound people in the world have as much athletic ability as John Jenkins. The defensive tackle with a bit of a mean streak should sneak into the end of the second round just because of his raw numbers. There are questions about his motor, but that might have more to do with his conditioning than he will to win.

Projected Pick Range: #55-#60