Jordan Davis and Travon Walker make noise at Combine
Georgia’s football program dominated the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday night with unreal performances from defensive linemen Jordan Davis and Travon Walker.
Kirby Smart’s Georgia football program will set a record for most players drafted this year with the likes of Jordan Davis and Travon Walker in the first round.
Davis and linebacker Nakobe Dean were the two biggest names in the Dawgs’ all-time great defense that led Georgia to its first national championship in 41 years. They were unanimous All-Americans with Dean winning the Butkus and Davis catching the Bednarik and Outland. However, neither should be the first Dawg to leave the board, as that would be Walker.
With Walker absolutely ripping at the combine, there’s no way he’ll top the New York Giants at No. 7. The G-Men have their own pick at No. 5 and the Chicago Bears at No. No. 7 trade to advance to draft Justin Fields out of Ohio State.
While there was some debate over whether Davis would crack the top 32, he’s a bona fide lock to do so now, possibly pushing into the top 16 and firmly into the top 25.
Look for Dean and defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt to join Davis and Walker as first-round picks.
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The crazy part in all of this is twofold. First, Georgia may have had more players in the top 100 than virtually any team, but none were expected to potentially break into the top 10. Walker is guaranteed to do that now. Dean has an outside shot, but he’s probably cast as a teenager. Look for Davis and Wyatt to drop off the chart somewhere in the mid-20s or early 30s.
The second thing that’s remarkable is that the best talent in that defense from a year ago isn’t even eligible for the draft. Jalen Carter returns to Athens for his junior season looking to fill the giant shoes of Davis, Walker and Wyatt along the Georgia defensive line. Like with Walker, there’s a good chance Carter will make the top 10 or even make the top five like Walker is about to do. Carter is special.
In the end, Saturday night was about as good for Georgia football as Smart could have hoped. The NFL Combine is set up to create a level playing field for all draft hopefuls, regardless of where they have played football. While the Monsters of the Combine can come from anywhere, having two defensive line teammates dominating Indianapolis on the same night is crazy.
Look for an eighth of the first-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft to be former Georgia players.
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