Georgia football in 2019 NFL Draft: Bulldogs might still produce record numbers
ATHENS — Georgia football produced its fourth first-round NFL draft pick on five years on Thursday night in the former of Deandre Baker, and the Bulldogs are ready for more outgoing players to have their names called.
The 2019 NFL Draft resumes in Nashville at 7 p.m. (TV: ABC, ESPN, NFL Network) with the 32 NFL teams making their second- and third-round draft selections.
The final four rounds of the NFL draft begin at noon on Saturday and will also be televised by ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network.
There’s a chance Georgia could match or exceed its largest draft classes in history (8 selections 2002 and 2013).
Here’s a look at some of the remaining Georgia football players on NFL draft boards that could be selected or sign as free agents:
WR Riley Ridley Physical target with a knack for making contested catches, running precise routes and owning his blocking assignments.
OLB D’Andre Walker — Physical outside ‘backer fits 3-4 scheme and plays with a motor.
WR Mecole Hardman — Eye-popping 4.33 speed and game-changing return skills along with high ceiling at receiver.
RB Elijah Holyfield — Reliable back and clubhouse leader, assignment sound and versatile.
TE Isaac Nauta — Highest-graded SEC blocking tight end caught 30 of 31 balls, at his best in the clutch.
DL Jonathan Ledbetter — Fierce competitor among top run defenders, has pro work and practice ethic
OL Lamont Gaillard — One of four permanent captains, high football I.Q., considered top SEC center
WR Terry Godwin — Shrine Game MVP, tremendous hands, overcame nagging calf injury senior season
LS Nick Moore — One of four long snappers invited to Senior Bowl, impressive 6-3, 250 athlete can play fullback
WR Jayson Stanley — 6-foot-2, 207-pound with 4.37-second time in the 40-yard dash, proven team-first player
WR Ahkil Crumpton — Speedy wideout with good hands and return skills, teams will take note
OL Kendall Baker — 14 career starts for 6-foot-6, 305-pound lineman, senior season cut short by injury
LB Natrez Patrick — Physical 6-3, 242 inside backer, overcame off-field issues to become reliable starter
LB Juwan Taylor — Started 9 of 14 games at WLB, 6th on team in tackles.
DL Jay Hayes — Notre Dame grad-transfer, appeared in11 UGA games after starting 13 with Irish in 2017
TE Jackson Harris — Prolific NFL tight end size at 6-6, 250, senior season slowed by foot injury