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UGA Football OL Sedrick Van Pran-Granger Selected No. 141 Overall By Buffalo

April 27, 2024

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ATHENS - UGA Football OL Sedrick Van Pran-Granger was picked No. 141 overall to the Buffalo Bills in the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit.

Van Pran-Granger spent the last three seasons as Georgia’s starting center, amassing 44 consecutive starts at that spot, with two of them being College Football Playoff National Championships. The 6’4” and 310 lbs. center earned All- America honors in 2023 and All-SEC honors in 2022.

That doesn’t happen in college football very often, but that is not the only thing that is uncommon about Van Pran-Granger.

His leadership was viewed just as important as his steady play on the field. In back-to-back offseasons, he was selected to represent Georgia at the annual SEC Football Media Kickoff.

“Yeah, that’s hard to do. 44th start is incredible in this league, the amount of physicality on the offensive line and defensive lines in our league is brutal, and he’s stayed healthy. He’s competed. Probably one of the best leaders I’ve ever been around,” Smart said at the end of the 2023 season.

Van Pran-Granger was the staple of Georgia’s offensive line in his four years in Athens, helping lead the unit to two consecutive Joe Moore Award finalists in 2022 and 2023. After Georgia’s very sound offensive line from 2021 that featured multiple future NFL starters, Van Pran-Granger used one word to describe how he felt about that: slighted.

That is what an NFL team is getting in Van Pran-Granger. He has been cross trained and has the ability to play left or right guard in the future as well, so he might not be tied to the center position.

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Sedrick Van Pran-Granger’s profile from UGA Athletics:

2023: First Team All-American by ESPN and Sports Illustrated...Second Team All-American by AFCA, AP, CBS, Fox Sports, FWAA, The Sporting News, The Athletic and Walter Camp...recipient of SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy...AP and Coaches All-SEC First Team selection, earning unanimous selection to AP roster...finalist for Rimington Trophy...named to Midseason All-America Team by AP (Second) and ESPN...named to Senior Bowl Midseason All-America Team...started at center in all 14 games for the Bulldogs...part of an offensive line that ranked first in the SEC and seventh nationally in sacks allowed (0.93)…helped Georgia’s offense finish second in the SEC and fifth in the nation in total offense (496.5), offensive passing efficiency (168.21), and scoring offense (40.1)…named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance in win over South Carolina...named to Preseason Media Days All-SEC First Team...Outland Trophy Watch List selection...Lombardi Award Watch List selection...selected to AP Preseason All-America First Team...The Sporting News Preseason All-America Second Team...included on Senior Bowl Watch List.

2022: Coaches’ and AP All-SEC Second Team...started at center in all 15 of Georgia’s games...named one of the team’s co-captains for five games: Oregon, Kent State, Tennessee, Kentucky and LSU...named to the preseason watch list for the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation’s top collegiate center...also second-team preseason All-SEC, as voted by media in attendance at SEC Media Days.

2021:  Started at center in all 15 of Georgia’s games...played more snaps (90 percent of total) during the season than any Bulldog, including every possible offensive play in eight games (Clemson, Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, Alabama2).

2020:  Saw his first collegiate action as a reserve OL in Georgia's win over Auburn...also played vs. Tennessee, South Carolina and Missouri.

High School: Warren Easton HS, coached by Jerry Phillips...selected to represent Team Pressure in the 2020 Under Armour All-America composite four-star prospect...ranked as the #59 prospect nationally, the top center prospect nationally and the #3 prospect in Louisiana...PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, ranked as the #104 prospect nationally, the #1 OC and a member of the Top 150 Dream four-star prospect, ranked as the #83 prospect nationally, #1 OC nationally and the #4 prospect in four-star prospect, ranked as the #68 prospect nationally, #2 OC nationally, and the #2 prospect in Louisiana...played at center for Warren Easton, leading the Eagles to an 11-4 record, #18 state ranking (MaxPreps) and the team’s second-consecutive appearance in LHSAA Class 4A championship game in his senior season...paved the way for an Eagles offense that averaged 39.4 points per game in his senior campaign...has started all four seasons for Warren Easton, being named a team captain in the past three...named to 2018 USA Today All-USA Louisiana First Team offense...named to 2018 Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 4A All-State Honorable Mention offense...named to 2019 MaxPreps Preseason All-Louisiana State Football First Team offense...also competed in track and field at Warren Easton, placing seventh in the shot put at the LHSAA Class 4A championships with a toss of 47 feet, 10.5 inches...was also a LHSAA regional runner-up in the shot put and a qualifier in the discus and javelin.

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