As we inch closer to the 2021 NFL Draft, there's quite a bit of history that could be made for the University of Georgia.
They have a legitimate shot at breaking the school record for the number of players drafted in a single draft class, as well as have multiple first-round draft picks in back-to-back classes for the first time in school history.
Following is the second edition of our 2021 NFL Mock Draft, Georgia football edition.
16. Arizona Cardinals: OLB Azeez Ojulari
Ojulari has consistently found himself in the first-round discussion leading up to the NFL Draft. His ability to rush the passer on a consistent basis is an invaluable trait on the NFL level and he's only getting better as a football player. He would be a perfect complement to young star edge rusher Hasson Reddick, for the Cardinals and pair well with Chandler Jones who is now entering his 10th year in the league.
30. Buffalo Bills: CB Tyson Campbell
The 2020 season wasn't Campbell's best collegiate season. However, he has one of the highest ceilings of any defensive back prospect in this year's draft. At almost 6-foot-3, Campbell is expected to run in the 4.3 range at Georgia's Pro Day. He's an immensely talented prospect that NFL general managers will be willing to take a gamble on.
39. Carolina Panthers: CB Eric Stokes
Anyone that watched the Bulldogs play the last two seasons could see that Stokes was Georgia's best cornerback on a consistent basis. He led the team with four interceptions in 2020 and heading to the draft is gaining steam with first-round discussions. A track star coming out of high school, Stokes has the top-end speed that NFL defenses require paired with nearly flawless technique.
68. Atlanta Falcons: G Ben Cleveland
The Tennessee Titans drafted Isaiah Wilson with the 31st overall pick in last year's draft partly due to the fact that he was a perfect scheme fit for coordinator Arthur Smith's downhill running offense. Smith is now in Atlanta as the head coach and there's no better road grader than Cleveland at the guard position in this year's draft.
82. Miami Dolphins: LB Monty Rice
Rice returned to Georgia for his senior season to improve his draft stock, and despite being injured he did exactly that. Rice has seen his name as high as the late second round in mock drafts, but we believe he settles somewhere in the early to middle of the third round.
88. Pittsburgh Steelers: CB DJ Daniel
Daniel turned heads during practices at the Reese's Senior Bowl last month and catapulted his name up draft boards. Corner is a valuable position and despite limited playing time in 2020, Daniel's film from 2019 is some of the best corner tape in this year's draft.
91. Minnesota Vikings: S Richard LeCounte
LeCounte is one of the more interesting players in this year's draft. Despite being a preseason All-America and three-year starter at Georgia, he's not drawing a lot of attention heading into the draft. A team like Minnesota that is in need of a safety might not be able to afford passing up on such a player.
- 106. Dallas Cowboys: TE Tre' McKitty
- 132. Atlanta Falcons: C Trey Hill
- 184. Seattle Seahawks: DL Malik Herring
- 204. San Francisco 49ers: DB Mark Webb
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