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Georgia’s lackluster 2015 season wasn’t for lack of professional-level talent. Five former Bulldogs were taken in the NFL draft, which wrapped up on Saturday.
• Linebacker Leonard Floyd, a Butkus Award finalist who earned comparisons to former Georgia star Boss Bailey, was chosen ninth overall by the Chicago Bears.
• Linebacker Jordan Jenkins was chosen 20th in the third round by the New York Jets.
• Receiver Malcolm Mitchell—who turned in a solid senior season after recovering from a torn ACL two years ago—was chosen 14th in the fourth round by the New England Patriots. (If he doesn’t make it in football, Mitchell has a career as a children’s author to fall back on.)
• Offensive tackle John Theus was chosen sixth in the fifth round by the San Francisco 49ers.
• In spite of an injury-plagued and disappointing college career, running back Keith Marshall proved himself healthy and was chosen 21st in the seventh round by the Washington Redskins.
Overall, it was a pretty good draft for Georgia. At least nobody did this.
Undrafted prospects who could win contracts as free agents include fan-favorite linebacker Jake Ganus, defensive ends Sterling Bailey and Josh Dawson, defensive tackle Chris Mayes and fullback Quayvon Hicks.
Next year’s draft class is likely to be highlighted by star tailback Nick Chubb and Greyson Lambert, the consensus No. 1 GB on the board (lol).