NFL Draft

3 Georgia Players That Will Turn Heads at the Combine

Devon Platana
Three Georgia Bulldogs players that will turn heads at the NFL Draft Combine.
Three Georgia Bulldogs players that will turn heads at the NFL Draft Combine. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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The 2022 NFL Draft is right around the corner, with the scouting combine taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN beginning on Tuesday, March 1.

One school that'll be well-represented at this year's combine is Georgia. The school is fresh off winning the CFP National Championship, with some experts projecting as many as nine Bulldogs being selected in the first three rounds of the draft.

With Georgia producing so much NFL-ready talent, here's a look at three Bulldogs that will turn heads at the draft combine.

Georgia NFL Combine

1. Nakobe Dean, LB

A first-round talent, linebacker Nakobe Dean enjoyed the best campaign of his collegiate career in 2021. He finished with 72 tackles (10.5 for a loss), 6.0 sacks, two interceptions and a pair of forced fumbles. Dean was awarded the Butkus Award (NCAA's top linebacker), as well as unanimous All-American honors. His speed is one of his top assets, making him one of the most reliable blitzers in the draft. Any team lucky enough to draft Dean will have a reliable defender for years to come, especially if he can reach his potential.

2. Jordan Davis, DL

The Bulldogs owned the best scoring defense last season, with defensive lineman Jordan Davis being a huge contributor to that success. He's one of the biggest players in the draft, standing at 6-foot-6 while also weighing 340 pounds. He's great at clogging the opposition's run and possesses some underrated speed that helps him get at the quarterback. Davis impressed with a career-high 32 tackles last season, but his endurance has come into question. Having said that, all eyes will be on him at the combine to see if he's improved his cardio. If he has, Davis could be one of the first Bulldogs off the board in April.

3. George Pickens, WR

Another Bulldog to watch at the combine is junior wide receiver George Pickens. The promising wideout looked great in his first two campaigns with Georgia, however, an ACL injury suffered in March 2021 held him to just four games played last season. Still, he had 90 receptions, 1,347 yards and 14 touchdowns in 24 career games with the Bulldogs, leading experts to project him being drafted anywhere in the second round. If Pickens can prove his health issues are behind him at the combine, he could be a special player for years to come. He has a great frame for a WR (6-foot-3, 200 pounds), can make contested catches and was a deep threat during his time with the Bulldogs. Assuming he's 100% healthy, Pickens could put on a show with his athleticism at the NFL Combine.


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