NFL Mock Draft: Three Georgia Players Go In First Two Rounds

NFL Mock Draft: Three Georgia Players Go In First Two Rounds


NFL Mock Draft: Three Georgia Players Go In First Two Rounds

The 2018 NFL Draft will be held on April 21, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Following Georgia’s incredible run in 2017, the Bulldogs should have a decent number of players playing in the NFL next season, most notably linebacker Roquan Smith, who is seen as a top-15 pick by most analysts.

Bleacher Report’s NFL Draft analysis Matt Miller released his most recent two-round NFL mock draft on Monday, and it included three Georgia players selected in the first two rounds.

In Miller’s mock draft, Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith, running back Sony Michel and linebacker Lorenzo Carter are all taken in the first two rounds.

The first overall selection will be carried out by the Cleveland Browns, who Miller projects will select USC quarterback Sam Darnold.

At No. 9, Miller predicts the Oakland Raiders will select Roquan Smith.

At No. 41, Miller predicts fellow Bulldog Sony Michel will join Smith in Oakland.

At No. 59, Lorenzo Carter is projected to be taken by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Miller had this to say on Smith and the Oakland Raiders

Roquan Smith is so perfect for the Oakland Raiders that fans should worry about the rest of the NFL catching on and trying to trade ahead of them to steal the Georgia linebacker.

Smith, as you saw in the College Football Playoff, brings the wood as a tackler. He’s effective running alleys outside the tackle box and arrives with power at the ball-carrier. He has eye-opening quickness in chasing the ball. He is also athletic enough to be an asset in coverage when matched up against backs and has the hips to be solid in zone drops.

The middle of the field was a massive problem for the Raiders under the Jack Del Rio/Ken Norton reign—which is impressive given both played middle linebacker. Drafting Smith won’t be the sexy Jon Gruden pick many are expecting, but it’s the right move.


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