Georgia was impressive in their win over Alabama in the National Championship Game. Here’s why their defenders should get a stock boost in the NFL Draft.
Alabama has been one of the biggest powerhouses on all of sports for well over a decade. Despite their dominance, the Georgia Bulldogs seemed like the one team that could stand in their way of a National Championship this year.
The first time these two teams faced, however, it was the Crimson Tide that impressed. In a 41-24 pummeling, Alabama brought Georgia’s remarkable defense down to earth. Fortunately for Bulldog fans, the results were much different this time around.
The two best teams in the nation met for the National Championship Game on January 10th. While this was projected by many to be a close contest, it was Georgia who ultimately ran away with a 33-18 win — dethroning the reigning champions.
Though there are many players who deserve credit for their remarkable efforts in the championship game, Georgia’s stellar defenders deserve a stock boost ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Georgia defenders get a stock boost in NFL Draft
If you have been following along early in the draft process, you probably already know that Georgia could have many defenders being selected on the first two days of the 2022 NFL Draft. But after what we’ve witnessed from one of the best defenses in a very long time, this group deserves to be even more highly sought after.
As a unit, Georgia was spectacular. They already have some high-profile names like LB Nakobe Dean, DT Jordan Davis, and CB Derion Kendrick. While these players only improved their draft stock with strong performances, others deserve to be slotted higher on NFL Draft boards after how they capped off their championship season.
Channing Tindall was all over the field against Alabama — earning 8 total tackles, 1 sack, and 1.5 tackles for a loss, via ESPN. Tindall currently isn’t even in the top-100 overall prospects according to Tankathon, but that could soon change.
Additionally, safety Lewis Cine and linebacker Nolan Smith had big seasons for the Bulldogs, and they didn’t disappoint in the National Championship Game. They should receive a boost in draft stock and could both be selected on day two of the 2022 NFL Draft.
When it’s all said and done, I wouldn’t be surprised to see as many as seven Georgia defenders being selected in the first two days of the NFL Draft this April. This was one of the strongest units we have seen in college football, and they collectively deserve a boost in their draft stock.