There’s no doubt that former Georgia running back Sony Michel is going to hear his name called during the 2018 NFL Draft. But there’s some uncertainty on how early the former Bulldogs standout will be drafted.
According to one NFL Network analyst, the answer could be quite early.
On Monday, Peter Schrager said on the network’s Good Morning Football that he believes Michel could be a top-10 pick in the draft, comparing him to Alvin Kamara, a former Tennessee standout now with the New Orleans Saints. That’s quite high praise, considering Kamara just won NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
“He, a little bit, reminds me of Alvin Kamara. I don’t want to throw out those comparisons but he’s lightning to thunder, just like Kamara was lightning to Mark Ingram’s thunder,” Schrager said Monday. “I really like Sony Michel. I think he can go as high as top 10.”
The next @A_kamara6? 👀
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 19, 2018
Michel rushed for 3,638 yards over his four seasons at Georgia, including 1,227 yards in 2017. He rushed for 33 career touchdowns, including 16 this past season.
Could Michel really be a top-10 pick? That remains to be seen. But if he slips into a later round, then perhaps he could be the 2018 version of Kamara, who wasn’t drafted until the Saints selected him in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.