Georgia football winners and losers following 2021 NFL Draft

Winner: Georgia’s 2017 recruiting class

The 2017 recruiting class was the first one where Kirby Smart was able to have a full recruiting cycle to identify and recruit prospects. In all, Georgia signed 25 players in the class.

So far, eight of those players have been drafted. Three in the first round, with Eric Stokes joining them on Thursday. Add in major contributors like D’Andre Swift, Monty Rice and Jake Fromm and this first group fits the bill of special.

This class played a huge role in Georgia setting a school-record for most players taken in a single draft.

“That group is special to me, because they’ve all come at different times, but they’re all leaving together,” Smart said. “They’re all ours. I’m proud of them

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