The Georgia Bulldogs have hardly been tested in 2023. Ahead of their much-anticipated game in the Florida-Georgia Rivalry series, Bulldogs fans may get a better glimpse of just how good their team is this season.
With their recent success at placing players into the NFL via the NFL Draft, just how many players could be selected in the 2024 NFL Draft from this Georgia Football team?
Nine Georgia Football Players Selected in 2024 NFL Mock Draft
In a recent 2024 NFL Mock Draft on Pro Football Network, analyst Ian Cummings sent a number of Bulldogs. Led by all-everything tight end Brock Bowers (who we sadly will not see in action anytime soon), Georgia had two first-round players selected.
Georgia followed that up with seven more throughout the seven-round affair, giving them a total of nine players drafted. That’s a pretty decent baseline to expect at this stage of the draft process.
Here’s who they are, with an eye on who could make the biggest impact in the Florida-Georgia Game. Click here to see how they stack up against the Gators in the same mock draft.
Round 1, Pick 11: Brock Bowers, TE
Bowers was selected by the New Orleans Saints in this scenario despite surgery that will sideline him for the next few weeks. Hypothetically, Bowers could return for a postseason run for the Dawgs, but his NFL Draft stock is already well in hand.
“Derek Carr needs a high-level RAC threat to serve as an outlet in the short range, and he needs a bird of prey at the catch point to convert on contested third-down attempts,” Cummings wrote. “Bowers fits both of those roles to a tee and can move around the front at will to exploit smaller defenders.”
Round 1, Pick 19: Amarius Mims, OT
The Los Angeles Rams select Amarius Mims with the Bulldogs’ second first-round selection. Mims had quietly put together an impressive Georgia career on limited snaps prior to 2023 and has since broken out this year.
“Shooting for the stars is exactly what you do when you add Mims to the lineup,” Cummings writer. “Mims has relatively sparse tape as a 2024 NFL Draft prospect, but he’s a rare athlete at 6’7″, 330 pounds, with a physical makeup that only comes around every so often.”
Round 2, Pick 43: Sedrick Van Pran, C
In a shock move, the Chicago Bears select Sedrick Van Pran in the second round. While not shocking to see Van Pran be selected here — he should be gone by now — the shock is why Chicago selects him.
In this mock draft, Cummings trades Bears QB Justin Fields to the Atlanta Falcons and the Bears receive this selection in the trade. The Bears had previously selected North Carolina QB Drake Maye first overall, allowing them to move Fields, it appears.
“Meanwhile, the Bears use this pick to shore up the interior offensive line for Maye, upgrading from Cody Whitehair with Georgia center Sedrick Van Pran,” Cummings wrote. “At 6’4″, 310 pounds, Van Pran has ideal frame density, strength, and natural leverage, but his most appealing qualities are his elite explosiveness heading upfield and his bristling tenacity at contact.”
Round 3, Pick 92: Tate Ratledge, G
The big man next to Van Pran has seen his draft tock take a big rise in 2023. He’s gone from solid interior blocker to high-value player for the Bulldogs. Ratledge has been named to the CFN Team of the Week this year and now eyes the 2024 NFL Mock Draft circuit.
“Tate Ratledge has the low-cut athletic frame and the tenacious finisher mentality to earn that spot,” Cummings wrote about selecting Ratledge to the Detroit Lions here.
Round 4, Pick 116: Nazir Stackhouse, DT
The Pittsburgh Steelers are next to take a Dawg as they grab Nazir Stackhouse. The defensive tackle would fit in incredibly well with the stacked defensive front that the Steelers possess.
“With the monstrous Nazir Stackhouse manning the nose tackle spot, the Steelers can kick Keeanu Benton into a disruptor role, where his violence will be most valuable,” Cummings wrote.
Round 4, Pick 124: Ladd McConkey, WR
Ladd McConkey somehow doesn’t get the national appeal that he does in the draft circuit, or the attention he gets from opposing defenses. Here, he’s selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round.
“An effortless accelerator and a natural route technician, Ladd McConkey is an immediate upgrade over K.J. Osborn alongside Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison,” Cummings wrote.
Round 4, Pick 128: Kamari Lassiter, CB
With the final pick of the fourth round in this mock draft, Kamari Lassiter lands with the Bears, joining Sedrick Van Pran. Lassiter’s selection gives the Bulldogs seven players selected within the first four rounds.
“Lassiter has great proportional length and feel in side-saddle, and he’s improved his technique and ball skills this year,” Cummings wrote.
Round 5, Pick 134: Xavier Truss, G
Big Truss on the inside heads to the New York Giants as Cummings selects the eighth Bulldog in the 2024 NFL Draft. Xavier Truss is a dominant man on the ground and has shown improvement in each facet during the 2023 season.
Round 6, Pick 169: Tykee Smith, DB
Tykee Smith has improved his draft stock tenfold in 2023. The dynamic interior defensive back has shown he still has what it takes to make it in the NFL, ripping off a team-high four interceptions. Smith is a ball-hawking nickel defender with the versatility to play multiple positions for the Los Angeles Chargers in this mock draft scenario.