Powerhouse college football teams have become hunting grounds for NFL talent.
That’s why it’s no surprise that the top teams in the nation have several of their players selected in the annual rookie draft.
There’s always been a draft reunion for the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers in recent years.
Their top players need not wait long before hearing their names called.
But another university is joining the fray as a football factory.
Georgia had five defensive players taken in the first round tonight (DE Travon Walker, DT Jordan Davis, LB Quay Walker, DT Devonte Wyatt, S Lewis Cine).
That's the most defensive players from the same school taken in the first round of a draft in NFL history. @GeorgiaFootball
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 29, 2022
ESPN’s Field Yates pointed out that the Georgia Bulldogs had five defensive players selected in round one.
Defensive end Travon Walker was selected first overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars, while defensive tackle Jordan Davis went to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Green Bay Packers reunited college teammates Quay Walker and Devonte Wyatt by drafting them 22nd and 28th overall.
Finally, safety Lewis Cine went to the Minnesota Vikings to close the first round.
The five defensive players taken from the same school is the most in the first round of NFL draft history.
A Defensive Unit For The Ages
It’s no surprise that the top Bulldogs players on defense were taken early.
After all, they were dominating the opposition by nearly shutting them down.
Last season, they only lost once and surrendered 41 points to Alabama.
But all of their other games were no contests.
In the Orange Bowl, Georgia’s defense limited the Michigan Wolverines to 11 points.
Finally, they got their payback against the Crimson Tide to win the CFP National Championship, 33-18.
Georgia won 14 games last year, the most wins by the school in a single season.