mock draft has four Georgia football players going in the first round

Eric Edholm of recently released his first mock draft for the upcoming 2023 NFL draft.

Edholm has four Georgia Bulldogs being taken in the first round,

which only includes 31 selections because the Miami Dolphins were stripped of their first-round pick for tampering violations.

In 2021, Georgia set a school when it had nine players selected in the draft.

 Last year, the Bulldogs shattered that record, sending 15 players to the NFL, including five first round picks all from the defensive side of the ball.

Here’s a look at Edholm’s projections for the four Georgia Bulldogs:

1. Round 1, pick 1: DT Jalen Carter to the Chicago Bears Bears fans will spend the next few months projecting trades down and debating Carter vs. Alabama’s Will Anderson Jr. In this trade-free exercise, Chicago lands the most impactful interior rusher in the 2023 class.

2. Round 1, pick 11: OT Broderick Jones to the Tennessee Titans Changes are coming on offense, and adding a dose of athleticism up front feels important.

 Jones moved nimbly in the two College Football Playoff games and could be Taylor Lewan‘s immediate replacement.

3. Round 1, pick 23: CB Kelee Ringo to the Minnesota Vikings Patrick Peterson is a free agent, and the Vikings needed corner help last season with Peterson on the roster.

Ringo isn’t a first-round prospect for everyone, but he’s gifted enough to gamble on here.

4. Round 1, pick 24: TE Darnell Washington to the Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville could use more help defensively, but adding a king-sized blocker and receiver for Trevor Lawrence makes a ton of sense. Washington reminds me of longtime Jaguar Marcedes Lewis.


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