NFL draft grades: How did the Georgia football players rank through 3rd round?

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Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Lewis Cine (16) against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC championship game Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

LEWIS CINE. A. . S. Minnesota Vikings

Lewis Cine was the final first-round pick for Georgia football as the Minnesota Vikings drafted him 32nd overall in the 2022 NFL Draft.

This year’s first-round started and finished with a Dawg, much like their actual football season and pick-sixes.

Since the Vikings decided to take Cine in the first round, they got an A for their grade. It was a solid choice to take him as the second safety in the draft because Cine was someone who had some first-round projections but was more of a second-round pick. However, the Vikings weren’t waiting to see if he would be available later in the draft and picked him.

Cine will make a great addition to their team and nicely compliment the other defensive backs. He is a coachable player who isn’t afraid to learn and grow.

The Vikings needed some help in their secondary, and Cine is someone who has a lot of skill. He is quick, an excellent tackler, and intelligent. Cine has a high football IQ and is a class act off the field as well.

Cine makes wise decisions off the field because he doesn’t want to jeopardize his career. Minnesota will be able to use him right away and trust that he won’t make many mistakes. If he does slip up, then it’s a learning experience, and he will grow from it, but in terms of off-the-field stuff, they won’t have to worry about him.

He has a lot of experience and got coached by two incredible defensive back minds in Kirby Smart and Will Muschamp. Cine learned from the other defensive back coaches, but those two were key in his development.