Nakobe Dean NFL Draft Predictions, Stats & Profile

Nakobe Dean NFL Draft predictions, stats & profile.
Nakobe Dean NFL Draft predictions, stats & profile. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

There are several defensive prospects to be excited about in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft, including Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Nakobe Dean. Winning the 2021 Butkus Award as college football's best linebacker, Dean has all the tools to be a first-round selection later this month.

Here's a look at everything else you need to know about the talented Georgia product ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Nakobe Dean Mock Draft 2022

ESPN's predictions are from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Ryan Wilson's latest mock draft. Sporting News' projections are from Vinnie Iyer's latest mock draft.

ESPN: New England Patriots (No. 21)
CBS Sports: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 27)
Sporting News: Philadelphia Eagles (No. 18)

Nakobe Dean Draft Stock & Draft Projection

Round 1
- Philadelphia Eagles (No. 18) - 1
- New England Patriots (No. 21) - 1
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 27) - 1

Dean appears to be someone who'll likely be taken anywhere from the middle of the first round to the end of it. Considering how he improved with each season, a team could be getting a real steal if he goes later and continues that trend in the NFL.

Nakobe Dean NFL Draft Odds

NFL Draft odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have Dean having +3000 odds to be a top-10 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. None of the above mock drafts have him going that early, with the highest being the Eagles at No. 18.

Nakobe Dean Stats

2021: Georgia Bulldogs
- 72 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, 5 passes defended in 15 games played
2020: Georgia Bulldogs
- 71 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 0 passes defended in 10 games played
2019: Georgia Bulldogs
- 25 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 0.0 sacks, 2 passes defended in 11 games played

Dean's best season was, by far, his last with the Bulldogs. He new career-highs across the board, ultimately finishing with the aforementioned Butkus Award, as well as unanimous All-American and first-team All-SEC honors while helping Georgia capture the CFP National Championship.

Nakobe Dean Height, Weight & 40-Yard Dash

All height, weight and workout information is from
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 229lbs
- 40-Yard Dash: N/A

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