Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Drafted Dawgs

This past weekend the NFL draft was held even thought there is currently a player lockout. The lockout will probably get settled soon, so I am not worried about not having NFL football next season. It will be a little tougher for the guys that were drafted this weekend to get up to speed due to the fact they can’t talk to any coaches or see any of the playbooks until the legal issues are settled.

The Dawgs had six players taken during the three-day draft. It marked the second time in three years that six Bulldogs were drafted. UGA tied for 4th overall in the nation for the most players picked in the draft. They tied LSU for most in the conference this year. For the 12th time in the past 14 seasons, and fifth year in a row, the Southeastern Conference had the most players selected in the NFL draft with a total of 38 players. Is there any doubt that the SEC is the toughest conference in college football?

The newest pro players from UGA are as follows:

A.J Green – 4th overall pick to the Cincinnati Bengals

Justin Houston – 3rd round, 70th overall pick to the Kansas City Chiefs

Akeem Dent – 3rd round, 91st overall pick to the Atlanta Falcons

Clint Boling – 4th round, 101st overall pick to the Cincinnati Bengals

Kris Durham – 4th round, 107th overall pick to the Seattle Seahawks

Shaun Chapas – 7th round, 220th overall pick to the Dallas Cowboys

These guys will join the 41 other former Dawgs that are currently active in the NFL.

Good luck guys!

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