Led by one of the best defensive units in recent college football memory, the Georgia Bulldogs claimed a National Championship victory this past season.
But despite this abundance of talent on the defensive end, veteran draft analyst Mel Kiper has the Bulldogs pegged as the toughest group of prospective talent to analyze heading into this week’s draft.
Kiper cites Travon Walker, Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean’s rising stock as the reason they’re tough to place in this year’s draft order.
“Georgia players defensively are the toughest players in this draft to evaluate for me,” Kiper said during a recent appearance on The ESPN College Football Podcast. “I don’t know how Todd (McShay) feels. If he was here, he might tell you otherwise. But for me, they’re the toughest players to evaluate, and they’re ascending. Travon Walker may be the No. 1. Jordan Davis, the defensive tackle, may be top 10, top 15, moving up. All these guys, — Nakobe Dean is a little borderline but Davis and Walker have moved up from the combine, so they’re tough evaluations.”
Walker is projected as a consensus top-three pick, and many project him as the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft. Davis is projected mid-first round and Dean is expected to come off the board sometime in the late-first, early-second round.
Day 1 of this year’s draft will kickoff tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET.
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