The University of Georgia broke an NFL record with 15 players drafted


The record was broken in the sixth round on Saturday, with the back-to-back selections of cornerback Derion Kendrick and tight end John FitzPatrick on picks 212 and 213, to bring the total to 15.

The previous school record was nine players in 2021, Georgia said in a news release.

Five Bulldogs were selected in the first round, including defensive end Travon Walker, who was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars first overall. Defensive tackle Jordan Davis made 12 picks later, while linebacker Quay Walker, defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt and defensive back Lewis Cine completed Georgia’s first rounds.

The previous record was held by Louisiana State University, which had 14 players selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The 2022 NFL Draft ended Saturday, spanning three days from Las Vegas.

Once a low-key proceeding conducted in a hotel boardroom, the draft has become the NFL’s premier offseason event both on television and in person, giving hope to fans in the NFL’s underworld and fulfilling the lifelong dreams of college football’s best players. and their families.
The draft’s move to Vegas — two years after the Raiders franchise moved from Oakland — further illustrates the NFL’s rapid adoption of sports betting. The main stage this year took place on the LINQ promenade on the Vegas Strip, where NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced each team’s first-round selection.

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