A few weeks ago, DawgNation team members each drafted 10 members from the 2020 team. It was largely a success, and Brandon Adams naturally won the fan vote, giving him the best team.
So we took another crack at drafting, only this time we opened it up to all players who have suited up for Georgia under head coach Kirby Smart. And there were some very interesting draft selections made by Adams, Jeff Sentell, Mike Griffith and Connor Riley.
The teams were made up of one quarterback, one running back, two pass catches, two offensive linemen, two defensive linemen, two linebacker, two defensive backs and an offensive and defensive wildcard.
Below you can see the selections that were made by each team as well as vote on who ended up selecting the best team.
So who put together the best team made up of Kirby Smart players?
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- Azeez Ojulari, LB
- Lorenzo Carter, LB
- Nick Chubb, RB
- Lawrence Cager, WR
- Javon Wims, WR
- Lamont Gaillard, OL
- Isaiah Wilson, OL
- Jake Fromm, QB
- Deandre Baker, DB
- Dominick Sanders, DB
- John Atkins, DL
- Travon Walker, DL
- Cade Mays, offensive wildcard
- Natrez Patrick, defensive wildcard
Highpoints: Getting Nick Chubb as the first running back while also having a strong secondary pairing of Deandre Baker and Dominick Sanders.
Head-scratcher: Selecting Cade Mays, now a Tennessee Volunteer, as his offensive wildcard, as opposed to say Isaac Nauta.
- Nolan Smith, LB
- Nakobe Dean, LB
- D’Andre Swift, RB
- George Pickens, WR
- Isaiah McKenzie, WR
- Solomon Kindley, OL
- Trey Hill, OL
- Jamie Newman, QB
- Richard LeCounte, DB
- DJ Daniel, DB
- Jordan Davis, DL
- Malik Herring, DL
- Justin Fields, offensive wildcard
- Jermaine Johnson, defensive wildcard
Highpoints: An inside-outside combination of George Pickens and Isiah McKenzie would be a problem for opposing offenses.
Head-scratcher: Went very young at linebacker with Nolan Smith and Nakobe Dean, who, while promising, have not accomplished as much as some of the other players on the list. Also took two quarterbacks in Newman and Fields, who he passed on the first time around.
- D’Andre Walker, LB
- Monty Rice, LB
- Sony Michel, RB
- Mecole Hardman, WR
- JJ Holloman, WR
- Andrew Thomas, OL
- Ben Cleveland, OL
- Greyson Lambert, QB
- JR Reed, DB
- Maurice Smith, DB
- Tyler Clark, DL
- Trent Thompson, DL
- Rodrigo Blankenship, offensive wildcard
- Nate McBride, defensive wildcard
High points: Getting D’Andre Walker and Monty Rice as the No. 4 and No. 5 linebackers seems like a steal. Also another strong wide receiver tandem with Hardman and Holloman.
Head-scratcher: Greyson Lambert at quarterback, especially when Justin Fields was still on the board. Also, Nate McBride over Tae Crowder is indefensible.
- Roquan Smith, LB
- Davin Bellamy, LB
- Zamir White, RB
- Riley Ridley, WR
- Terry Godwin, WR
- Isaiah Wynn, OL
- Jamaree Salyer, OL
- Jacob Eason, QB
- Eric Stokes, DB
- Tyson Campbell, DB
- Jonathan Ledbetter, DL
- Devonte Wyatt, DL
- Dominick Blaylock, offensive wildcard
- Cameron Nizialek, defensive wildcard
High points: Getting Roquan Smith, the best player that Kirby Smart has had in his time at Georgia.
Head-scratcher: Jacob Eason instead of Jake Fromm at quarterback and Tyson Campbell over Maurice Smith at the defensive back spot.
You can see the full explanation on the picks below as well as in the video above.
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