Top Fits For University of Georgia Draft Prospects
Deandre Baker – One of the better players in this extremely top heavy cornerback class. He has shown the ability to be a lockdown NFL corner many times. His biggest knock to his game would be is his vertical speed, shown in his 4.52 40 at the combine. My best fit for him would definitely be the Pittsburgh Steelers at 20, who can never seem to find their guy at the position.
Riley Ridley – The brother of breakout Falcons star Calvin, will be looking to make a splash during Day 2 of the draft. He’s a well-rounded receiver who would be a great #2 receiver on any team in the NFL, given his ability to play any of the WR roles needed. My best spot for him would be the New Orleans Saints with their 2nd round pick.
D’Andre Walker – Walker is a good run defender and would work well on the DE or as as a 3-4 OLB. Given he improves his pass defense he could become a quality contributor in the league for a while to come. I expect him to go Day 2 to a team like the Eagles or the Dolphins.
Mecole Hardman – Most people would agree that Hardman would have benefitted from staying in Georgia for another year. That, however, won’t stop the deep threat from making an impact on field for an NFL team next year. I could see the Baltimore Ravens nabbing him to be a threat as a receiver and as a Special Teams player in the 4th round.
Terry Godwin – Yet another receiving threat coming out of Georgia this year is Terry Godwin. A solid player in his own right, getting overshadowed by the likes of Ridley and Hardman. The talented route-runner will find himself being a mid-round pick to a team like the Redskins who could use some more depth at the position.
Isaac Nauta – With a draft this deep at the TE position, no one will be jumping to take one too early, but that doesn’t mean Nauta isn’t talented. I could see a team like the Lions taking him in a mid to late round, depending on how the rest of the class shapes out.
Elijah Holyfield – His slow 40 time turned some heads for the wrong reason, but did we expect the son of Evander Holyfield to be anything but a powerback? That role, is one that he exceeds in. His stock definitely dropped and will cause him to be a late-round flyer type of pick. Expect a team like the Vikings to take him to be somewhat of a rotation back to relieve Dalvin Cook.
Jonathan Ledbetter – Amazing size meets mediocre athleticism which is why I have Ledbetter as a late round flyer to a UDFA signing. He could become a solid EDGE rotational player for a team that doesn’t get their guy higher up in the draft.