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The NFL Draft concluded its three-day virtual selection process this weekend. It means that Georgia placed seven draft picks and a host of undrafted free agents into the NFL. Which one had the best fit in with their new professional team?
We asked our Cover 4 panel to share their thoughts on that topic thread.
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Which former Georgia Bulldog found the best new home in the NFL?
Brandon Adams: D’Andre Swift
DawgNation Daily feels that former Georgia Bulldog RB D’Andre Swift will feel quite cozy in the Detroit offense. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
The “why” from “DawgNation Daily” here: “Swift wasn’t a first-round pick, but he’ll have plenty of opportunity with the Lions. Detroit needs help at running back, and the city will love him when he succeeds.”
Mike Griffith: Solomon Kindley
Mike Griffith likes the way that Miami plans to use big Solomon Kindley in their new-look offense in the future. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
The “why” from “On the Beat” here: “Kindley goes back to his home state as part of a rebuilding O-Line, one of three Miami line draftees. Tropical weather provides ideal conditioning circumstances for a big man looking to stay at his trim combine weight of 336.“
Connor Riley: Isaiah Wilson
Isaiah Wilson and the state of Tennessee? Connor Riley knows that big “Zay” has never lost a football game in The Volunteer State. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
The “why” from “Good Day UGA” here: “No player went to a spot that better fits their style of play than Wilson. The Titans are all the things Wilson is – physical, big and nasty – and he’ll be able to slide in easily at the vacancy at right tackle (though I did come very close to saying Rodrigo Blankenship here as well).“
Jeff Sentell: Andrew Thomas
Andrew Thomas has been the biggest NFL prospect on the Georgia roster for the last two seasons. The Pace Academy alum heard his name called with the No. 4 overall pick on Thursday during the 2020 NFL Draft. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
The Intel here: “While I expect to see Swift do a lot of motoring around in Detroit, the obvious answer fits best here. The highest Bulldog selection in the draft is also the most NFL-ready. Thomas will plug right away into a system at either left or right tackle and won’t have to strain his eyes to see a long 10-year NFL career on the horizon. He’s drafted that high to start and he’ll have talented offensive players around him in the biggest media market in the NFL.”
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