Georgia football: 14 Dawgs selected in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft

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Georgia football selections for the 4th and 5th rounds of 2022 NFL Draft

In this mock draft, Georgia football won’t have anyone go in the fifth round but will see two go in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

These middle rounds are where teams find guys that can benefit from selecting them in the long run. Just look at Isaiah McKenzie, who went in the fifth round of the 2018 Draft.

This draft period is also where teams could afford to pick a player that may not have a long career or make it. Im not trying to sound dramatic or negative, but not everyone makes it in the NFL, and these rounds of the draft are where most of those players get picked.

James Cook: #125 — New England Patriots

James Cook shared the load at Georgia, so he didn’t always get the limelight. However, his final season at Georgia elevated his draft stock, which is higher than his counterpart Zamir White. Cook has a high ceiling and could show how good he can be with the right team. His brother has already taken the league by storm, but Cook will be one of the draft’s biggest steals.

He has great speed, his vision is incredible, and Cook has a lot of patience. Not to mention, Cook has excellent hands and catching ability. That trait is where he shined the most at Georgia, and we all know the NFL loves a running back who can catch the ball.

New England is taking another shot at a Georgia running back at the 125 overall pick. They may have let Sony Michel go, but Cook is healthy and a much better back for their system. Other mock drafts suggest he could go to Houston at the 135 pick or even Green Bay earlier in the draft. Even Atlanta could consider this Georgia running back.

New England would be a perfect spot for him, and the Pats love a good Dawg, so it seems like a match made in heaven. They may not need a running back, but why not give him a shot if he is there. However, if he has a strong Combine performance, his stock could even rise to the second round.

Jamaree Salyer: #124 — Las Vegas Raiders

Even though Jamaree Salyer played offensive tackle most of his career at Georgia, he will likely play as a guard in the NFL. When he went to the inside of the line during the playoffs and national championship, it was like a light switch flipped. Salyer helped Georgia’s line at the guard position, and his build makes him a great size for it.

He looks like a guard, and the Raiders could use a guard or two in the draft, so going one above, Cook will be Salyer at the 124 overall pick. Salyer needs someone to take a chance on him because he has what it takes to have a long career in the NFL.

Salyer could slide his way into the third round of this draft with a solid NFL Combine performance, but it’ll also depend on who teams take in the first two rounds. I think he is another player that could impress teams with his raw physical talent, so if they put the work in to develop him a little more, it’ll be a match made in heaven.