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3 Georgia Players Most Likely to Be First-Round Picks in 2021 NFL Draft

Zach Brunner
Three Georgia players that will be first-round picks in 2021.
Three Georgia players that will be first-round picks in 2021. / Carmen Mandato/Getty Images
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The 2020 NFL Draft just wrapped up, and if you're not happy about your team's performance, then it's never too early to look ahead to 2021. There are a number of exciting prospects to watch this upcoming college football season, including a few likely coming out Athens, Georgia.

The Georgia Bulldogs continue to be among the premier football programs in the county, recruiting a surplus of top talent. These are three Georgia players that have a great shot to be first-round picks in the 2021 NFL Draft.

1. Jamie Newman, QB

Jamie Newman is a graduate transfer from Wake Forest.
Jamie Newman is a graduate transfer from Wake Forest. / Adam Hunger/Getty Images

With Jake Fromm leaving to the NFL, Wake Forest graduate transfer QB Jamie Newman comes in for one season with the Bulldogs, and he is sure to impress. Trevor Lawrence is the name on everyone's radar, but Jamie Newman has the big arm and mobility to make his name known very quickly. He passed for 2,868 yards with 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, to go along with another 574 rushing yards last season at Wake Forest.

2. Richard LeCounte, S

Richard LeCounte is a terrific safety for the Bulldogs.
Richard LeCounte is a terrific safety for the Bulldogs. / Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Richard LeCounte was a problem for opposing offenses last season. He as third on his team in tackles (61), while starting all 14 games. The safety also recovered three fumbles, leading the SEC, while intercepting four passes, which was enough for second in the conference.

3. Tyson Campbell, CB

Tyson Campbell is a big, athletic cornerback.
Tyson Campbell is a big, athletic cornerback. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Tyson Campbell has the makings to be a top cornerback in the NFL. With a 6-foot-2-inch frame, Campbell has elite size and length to compete with top wide receivers, and he has the athleticism to challenge them as well. Campbell and LeCounte should be a dangerous combo in the secondary for the Bulldogs this season.


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