The Georgia Bulldogs will have plenty of representation throughout the three-day NFL draft in April, but they’ll be front and center on the first night.
Former Georgia star linebacker Roquan Smith has accepted an invitation to attend the NFL draft, he told DawgNation’s Seth Emerson on Wednesday.
Smith is expected to be the first Georgia player to be selected, projected within the first 15 picks. As an attendee, he’ll get to walk across the stage when his name is called, which surely will be a special moment for him and his family.
The 2018 NFL Draft will be held at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. The first round will be on Thursday, April 26, with rounds two through seven split over the following two days. It’s the first time the draft will be at a stadium where an NFL team plays.
In other Dawgs in the NFL news, running back Nick Chubb told ESPN that he has one pre-draft visit scheduled, with a team familiar to the SEC area: the Carolina Panthers. He’ll likely have a handful of similar meetings with teams over the next month.
Georgia is holding its pro day in Athens on Wednesday, with Smith among the participants. Patriots coach Bill Belichick spent a lot of time working with Smith and the other Bulldogs linebackers Wednesday morning.