Georgia football: All 3 DL players will now be top-20 NFL Draft picks

Mar 5, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis (DL05) goes through drills during the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 5, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia defensive lineman Jordan Davis (DL05) goes through drills during the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

This week, Georgia football players are putting on a show in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine, and the three defensive linemen shocked the world.

Jordan Davis, Devonte Wyatt and Travon Walker all showed they are top-10 worthy picks in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft. Their 40-times were downright incredible, and all three made themselves a lot of money.

The Dawgs are putting on a clinic in Indy, and it’s been fantastic to watch. Georgia fans all know what these three guys have to offer, but those numbers on Saturday showed the world what kind of players are coming out of Athens.

Georgia football and its defensive line was the star of the show at the NFL Combine.

When Davis, Wyatt, and Walker all predicted what they expected their 40-yard times to be, some believed them while others were like this was impossible. These humans are far too large to be that fast.

By the end of Saturday night, Davis was trending on Twitter, and folks all over social media were talking about how all three were monsters in their own right.

Davis and Walker were already first-rounders, and Wyatt was a high second-rounder on most boards, but after their performances in Indy, all three could and should go in the top 20 picks. Of course, that is a bold prediction, but the way they moved through the workouts and carried themselves in interviews, teams would be silly not to take them right away.

We mentioned that a good week at the NFL Combine could either make or break certain players’ draft stocks, and it’s safe to say it’s been a massive boost for these three.

Davis made history Saturday evening not just with his 40-yard dash but also his broad jump. He ran an official 4.78 40-yard dash and jumped 10’3″ in the broad jump, setting the NFL record for a player over 300-pounds.

He mentioned during the interview period he was trying to get from 341-pounds to 330, so imagine what kind of speed he will have then. It’s wild to think someone that massive could run that quickly or jump that far, but he did.

These feats prove that he is a generational-type athlete that deserves some respect for his name. He was in great shape, the drills came easy to him, and it also proved that Davis isn’t a two-down player — he can go as long as a team needs him to.

Davis is a monster and surely can’t be human, but he is, and with this kind of performance, is now likely a top-10 draft pick — if not higher. It wouldn’t surprise us if he went top 5.

Then there was Wyatt, who was faster than his teammate in the 40-yard dash. After his and Davis’ runs, social media went nuts about him, comparing them to some of the best guys who have participated in the NFL Combine.

Of the three, Wyatt will likely see his projections go through the roof. His 4.77 40-yard dash was crazy fast, and it showed that Davis isn’t the only monster on that defensive front.

Wyatt also breezed through the other workouts and did them with really incredible form. He made himself a lot of money with those performances on top of what he showed at Senior Bowl practice. Can you say Top-20 pick for sure? Teams have to be interested in him after Saturday.

Walker could very well jump Nakobe Dean and Davis to go before them in this draft. Players that size shouldn’t be that quick as Walker came in at 6-5 and 272 pounds, yet he ran an official  4.51 40-yard dash. However, that was the theme for Georgia players — how are they so big and so quick at the same time?

He out ran Oregon’s Kayvon Thibodeaux and Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson — who are both projected to go top-5 on most mock drafts. So if Walker did better than them and impressed more, does that put him as a top-5 pick? It should.

Walker is far more athletic and talented without even realizing how gnarly he will be in the next couple of years. His ceiling doesn’t have a limit right now because no one truly knows what to expect.

Coming out as a junior was risky, but his performance in Indy showed Walker is ready for the league, but is the league ready for him?

Georgia could see three go in the top 10 and four in the top 25 if players continue to show how valuable they can be. Dean didn’t run on Saturday, but will likely do so at Georgia Pro Day, so even he has more to prove.

This defense was generational and something that doesn’t come around often, and while we as Georgia fans knew this, the world got to see that talent on display Saturday evening.

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Georgia’s defensive line trio set the bait, and now it’s time for the 32 NFL teams to take the hook and run with it. The Dawgs will have a monumental NFL Draft in April, and it’s going to be one for the history books.