Georgia Football: Headlines Surrounding the NFL Draft


The 2015 NFL Draft, colloquially known as “Gurley Thursday” in the DawgNation, is here, and there are numerous questions regarding Georgia’s prospects.

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  • For obvious reasons, Todd Gurley is the Georgia Bulldog football player getting the most attention leading up to tonight’s Draft, as he was a shoo-in for the Heisman Trophy before his suspension and is considered by many draft experts to be the best running back to enter the NFL since Adrian Peterson. All the eyes of the DawgNation will be on Chicago come Thursday night to see where their beloved former running back will begin his professional career.

    While the wait to see where Gurley, a possible top ten pick, lands will be the biggest headline of the Draft for Georgia, it is certainly not the only one.

    Among other focuses at the NFL Draft will be when and where wide receiver Chris Conley will be drafted. Conley had arguably the most impressive/shocking overall performance at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. That and his UGA Pro Day performance surely boosted his draft stock, but how high is the question.

    Another headline will be when solid seniors such as linebackers Ramik Wilson and Amarlo Herrera, and defensive back Damian Swann will be drafted. All three of those guys are expected to go somewhere in the 4th-6th rounds, and while they haven’t generated the buzz that Gurley and Conley have, many experts hold them in high regard, and depending on how late they might go, they could all certainly end up being big-time draft steals down the road.

    Also important to watch will be what happens to our undrafted free agents. Players such as defensive ends Ray Drew and Toby Johnson, and quarterback Hutson Mason have garnered interest from NFL teams as possible undrafted free agent signings. Throw into the mix center David Andrews, who could possibly go as high as the 6th round, or as low as becoming an undrafted free agent.

    Even though Todd Gurley will likely be the only Dawg drafted on Thursday night, there are plenty of Bulldog draft prospects to keep an eye and an ear out for throughout the entire weekend.

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