Georgia football: 2 big winners and losers of the 2022 NFL Draft

Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Nakobe Dean. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Nakobe Dean. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Jordan Davis poses onstage after being selected 13th by the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images) /

Winner: The Eagles, Jaguars, Packers, and Bills

Some NFL teams understand when they see a Georgia football player on the board, and they need him — to draft that player.

Other teams don’t, and we will get to those in a minute. However, if we look at the Eagles, the Jaguars, the Packers, and the Bills, they understood what needed to happen and did their jobs.

Jacksonville made the smartest choice of the draft by choosing Travon Walker as the No.1 overall pick. They took a slight risk to draft him even though he didn’t have the stats that Aiden Hutchinson did and said we like this kid — let’s do it. Some won’t agree, but many people will change their opinion because they will eventually see his potential.

Certain players don’t have to have the gaudy stats to be great. Walker has the size and the potential to be successful. While measurables didn’t help some of these Dawgs, they did help Walker.

He will still need more development, but the defensive line coach has a kid willing to learn and get better — those traits are intriguing, so they made the right choice, and the Jags are on the winning team list.

The Eagles drafted Jordan Davis in the first round and then got the steal of the draft in Nakobe Dean during the third round.

Two Dawgs who already have chemistry, and the Eagles put them on the same defense? Sign us up for that because it will work. Philadelphia is a winning team because they saw what kind of greatness could be on their team in these two guys. They are two incredible leaders and humble individuals who will bring success to the football field and the community as well.

Green Bay shocked us all by picking back-to-back Georgia football players in the first round. No one thought Quay Walker would go that high, but he did because the Packers liked that he was the total package.

They also got Devonte Wyatt a couple of picks later to help their defensive front. Two players who have developed into the guys they are today through head coach Kirby Smart’s program culture and who will be coachable.

The Packers got two extremely talented guys that will work hard to prove themselves, and we consider that a winning team mindset.

Lastly, The Bills found the perfect running back for their system in James Cook. Buffalo waited on Cook, and when they finally got to pick, they snagged the versatile running back. He is a force toting the rock and through the air. Buffalo knows they have a winner in Cook and someone they can use in various ways on that offense.

These are the winners because they found the right fits for their teams and can trust these players will help them find success.