The Georgia Bulldogs led all colleges last year with five players taken in the first round of the NFL draft. If Mel Kiper Jr.’s latest projections prove true for the 2023 NFL Draft, Georgia will once again have the most first-round picks.
Kiper’s latest ESPN mock draft has four Bulldogs coming off the board in the first round, ahead of Ohio State’s three first-round selections
Most of Georgia’s work will be done early in the draft, as Kiper sees defensive tackle Jalen Carter, outside linebacker Nolan Smith and offensive tackle Broderick Jones all going in the first 13 selections. Carter is set to land with the Detroit Lions at No. 6, Smith is going to the Houston Texans at pick No. 12 and the New York Jets will end up selecting Jones.
Tight end Darnell Washington is the fourth Bulldog to come off the board, with Kiper sliding him to the Cincinnati Bengals with pick No. 28.
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