Todd Gurley Latest in Long Run of UGA First Round Draft Picks (Video)


The question wasn’t if Todd Gurley was going to be selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but rather when he would be selected in that round.

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  • When the St. Louis Rams selected Georgia running back Todd Gurley with the 10th overall pick, it ended all the speculation as to whether NFL teams were concerned about his knee and his prospects as a first round draft pick. The All-American tailback is just the latest in a long line of first round picks to come from Mark Richt’s program.

    Coming into tonight’s draft, the Bulldogs led the SEC in No. 1 overall picks with four — Frank Sinkwich, Charlie Trippi, Harry Babcock and Matthew Stafford — and have had 12 first round picks taken during the Mark Richt era, beginning with the 2002 NFL Draft.

    2015: Todd Gurley (10th overall, St. Louis Rams)
    2013: Jarvis Jones (17th overall, Pittsburgh Steelers)
    2013: Alec Ogletree (30th overall, St. Louis Rams)
    2011: A.J. Green (4th overall, Cincinnati Bengals)
    2009: Matthew Stafford (1st overall, Detroit Lions)
    2009: Knowshon Moreno (12th overall, Denver Broncos)
    2005: Thomas Davis (14th overall, Carolina Panthers)
    2005: David Pollack (17th overall, Cincinnati Bengals)
    2004: Benjamin Watson (32nd overall, New England Patriots)
    2003: Johnathan Sullivan (6th overall, New Orleans Saints)
    2003: George Foster (20th overall, Denver Broncos)
    2002: Charles Grant (25th overall, New Orleans Saints)

    Gurley is the highest to be selected since A.J. Green in 2011, and will most certainly have an immediate impact, running in the same backfield with former Auburn tailback, Tre Mason.

    Georgia’s pipeline to the NFL keeps getting stronger and stronger, boding well for the future recruiting prospects coming to this program.

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