Yesterday Sanders Commings became the Kansas City Cheifs fifth draftee to sign a contract. Details of the contract have not been released. Commings was selected in the fifth round after an impressive career at Georgia. He became the physical defensive back that Coaches Lakatos and Grantham needed in their secondary, recording over 150 tackles (including one sack and six tackles for loss) on top of eight interceptions and 17 passes defensed.
The NFL has become a solid landing ground for Georgia players. For NFL fans out there, you may want to start checking out the available nfl betting lines and odds of your favorite team. Richt has been putting former players into professional rosters with regularity. Forty-seven current players to be exact, although that number could change with a free agent signing or two. Of course, the SEC is a hotbed for future professional talent. But clearly NFL coaches are particularly fond of the players that the Georgia coaches develop.
Back in Kansas City, the Chiefs are looking to improve on their frustrating 2-14 season with new coach Andy Reid. So Commings is a great pickup for them. His physical style and playing experience (one that includes 35 starts and 54 games) will surely help him find the field early on. Playing under a former NFL coach as his defensive coordinator should help as well.
Indeed, I'm looking forward to a lengthy professional career for Commings. Damn Good Dawg!
UPDATE: Commings former teammate Shawn Williams has also signed a contract. The Bengals selected Williams in the third round.