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Which Georgia Bulldogs Put On a Show for NFL Coaches at Pro Day?

March 16, 2022
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ATHENS– The Georgia Bulldogs hosted their pro day on Wednesday for 14 players to workout in front of over 120 NFL coaches and scouts- a record breaking showing for Georgia. 

There were four confirmed head coaches there. Bill Belickick, Mike Tomlin, Mike McCarthy and Lovie Smith, along with several coordinators and positional coaches, were all in attendance to watch the Bulldog prospects put on a show. 

They did just that. 

Several of the players from the national championship team provided NFL teams with incredible performances at the draft combine, and that only continued at their practice facility today, but there were a couple of guys that had some trouble. 

Let’s start with the less impressive performaces

The big question at Georgia’s pro day: How will Nakobe Dean look in drills? 

The Butkus Award winner did not workout at the NFL combine, and he told reporters today that he has been dealing with a pectoral injury. This occurred while working and preparing for the draft, and he just got back to running and workout out on a serious level over the last two weeks. 

Dean is a star, but the rust was clear at Georgia’s practice facility. He did not look as fast or twitchy that we have all grown accustomed to seeing him be. He dropped a couple of balls in drills, and to be brutally honest, Quay Walker and Channing Tindall looked more athletic than him. 


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Tindall and Walker are not necessarily better, but they looked more athletic at pro day. Again, Dean has not been able to workout, and he is just getting back into the groove of things. All of the latest mock drafts still have him going in the first round, and he was the best linebacker in college football last season. 

Derion Kendrick struggled a little bit as well today. Many of the people in the facility clocked him in between a 4.7-4.8 time on the 40-yard dash. Kendrick was one of the best corners in college football. This may hurt his stock a little bit, but his game tape will do a lot of talking for him.

Who showed out?

Who looked good, great actually? The trio of defensive lineman for Georgia, and that is no surprise. Travon Walker, Jordan Davis and Devonte Wyatt lit up the NFL combine. They did nothing but replicate their skill sets in front of scouts in Athens, Georgia. 

Freak. That word used to have a negative context. In football, it is a great compliment. Those guys are all freaks. Walker and Davis are the freaks of all freaks. 

Walker may very well end up as a top-10 pick and Davis seems to be a first round lock. Wyatt gets overshadowed by those guys, but he may get taken on night one as well. The talent is there for all of them, but Walker has been the one skyrocketing up draft boards. 

“Coming from high school, I was one of those guys where I didn't play a lot of technique. I was just out there playing football and having fun,” Walker said. “Once I got here (Georgia), he (Tray Scott), with the technique, showed me a lot.”

Walker did not truly develop as a player until he got to Georgia. That will only continue in the NFL. 

On offense, it was Georgia Pickens who looked the most pro-ready. His injury a year ago is what has set him back, but his combine and pro day performances impressed scouts, and he likely worked his way into being a top-3 round pick.


 

 
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