Georgia football NFL mock draft: Which Bulldogs improved their draft stock at the scouting combine?

11 Georgia Bulldogs took the trip to Indianapolis for the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine and three left as potential first-round picks in the 2024 NFL Draft.
Georgia offensive lineman Amarius Mims (OL50)
Georgia offensive lineman Amarius Mims (OL50) / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Bulldogs are always well-represented in Indianapolis, and the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine was no different. The only change this season was that the most highly-regarded Bulldogs testing for NFL teams were not from Kirby Smart’s defense. 

The Bulldogs could have three first-round NFL draft picks on the offensive side of the ball and all three helped their draft stock over the weekend. The 2024 NFL Draft is still nearly two months away, but teams are beginning to build out their draft boards and these are the ones I suspect could target players like Brock Bowers, Amarius Mims, and Ladd McConkey, along with the rest of the draft-eligible Georgia Bulldogs. 

1st round. TE. 30. . Brock Bowers. player. Brock Bowers. 10. Bowers.

Brock Bowers decided not to work out in Indy, which is actually a great sign for his draft stock. Bowers met with teams and may have even gotten an assurance that he’s not going to fall out of the top 10. Bowers is a perfect fit in New York besides the fact that the Jets desperately need offensive tackles to keep Aaron Rodgers upright 

If Joe Douglas is able to address the offensive line in free agency, then he’ll be able to splurge on this year’s Sam LaPorta, but with even greater upside. 

1st round. player. . OT. Amarius Mims. Amarius Mims. . 14. 15. Amarius Mims

For a moment, Mims appeared to be the ultimate winner at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine. There were rumors of a 4.33 short shuttle, which is about the same as Joe Mixon at his combine, but at 6-foot-7 340 pounds. The Twitter rumor was dispelled as Mims didn’t do any agility testing, but he was still a big winner in Indy. 

Mims certainly won the measurements, with the best size of any offensive tackle prospect and he ran very well in the 40-yard dash. Though his 10-yard split wasn’t the best and that is the most important part of the 40 for an offensive lineman. Still, the Saints need offensive tackle help with Ryan Ramczyk aging and former first-rounder Trevor Penning in danger of washing out of the league. 

. Ladd McConkey. 34. WR. Ladd McConkey. 2nd round. player. Ladd McConkey. . 47

McConkey had a first-round type of weekend at the combine, but there are only 32 spots and there are plenty of wide receivers to go around. 

While McConkey didn’t do agility testing that may have been where he shined the most. He was able to run a sub-4.40 40-yard dash, but McConkey’s biggest strength as a receiver isn’t his acceleration, it’s his deceleration and ability to stop on a dime. New England will value his versatility as an outside receiver who can play the slot if needed and if the Patriots take a quarterback in the first, he’ll need somebody to throw to. 

. 3rd round. 67. 58. Kamari Lassiter. . Kamari Lassiter. player. CB. Kamari Lassiter

The biggest danger at the NFL Scouting Combine is double counting. Just like we already knew that Amarius Mims is a giant, we knew that Lassiter was undersized in the secondary. He checked in at 5’11” 186 pounds and didn’t do any drills other than the agility, but he posted the third-fastest 20-yard shuttle time of cornerbacks at the combine. 

I would’ve liked to see a bit more from Lassiter in Indy, but he did enough to hold his spot as a Day 2 pick and would fit nicely on Dan Quinn’s defense in Washington, likely as a nickel corner. 

105. 32. Kendall Milton. . 4th round. Kendall Milton. RB. Kendall Milton. player.

Among the 11 Georgia Bulldogs in attendance, Milton may have been the biggest winner of the combine. He ran a 4.62 40-yard dash at 6’1” 225-pounds and broad jumped 10’4” which was sixth-best among running backs and elite for his size. Milton’s relative athletic score of 9.50 was absolutely elite and will skyrocket his draft stock. 

The Cardinals love big backs who are a bit injury-prone. Arizona has been running the wheels off James Conner and adding more size to a backfield built around Kyler Murray isn’t ever a bad thing. Milton would be a perfect fit and if he goes to Arizona, I’d expect him to have a double-digit touchdown season within his first two years. 

4th round. Javon Bullard. 109. player. 60. Javon Bullard. Bullard. . . FS

The Minnesota Vikings had two reliable safeties last season Cameron Bynum and Harrison Smith, who both led the defense in snaps. However, Smith isn’t getting any younger, and Bynum wasn’t exactly a superstar in his 1,120 snaps. 

The Vikings could grab Bullard, who like Lassiter is undersized to play in an NFL secondary. However, Brian Flores is a smart defensive coordinator and would find a use for a versatile free safety who ran a 4.47 in the 40. 

. Tykee Smith. Tykee Smith. player. . FS. 131. Tykee Smith. 4th round. 26

Smith has officially decided to make the move from cornerback to free safety and it was a wise decision, especially considering how he tested in Indy. Smith played 434 snaps at nickel last year and just 18 at free safety, so he’d be an interesting chess piece for Baltimore to introduce to its defensive secondary and interchange with Kyle Hamilton. 

The Ravens are losing Geno Stone to free agency this offseason and need a new developmental safety behind Hamilton and Marcus Williams. Smith helped his stock much with his workouts at the combine, but he can't do anything to change his size. It’ll likely come down to how he performed in one-on-one team meetings and if any team falls in love with him.

189. player. . C/OG. Sedrick Van Pran-Granger. Sedrick Van Pran. 54. Sedrick Van Pran-Granger. . 6th round

Well, we know that the Eagles love to draft Georgia Bulldogs, but they usually are on the defensive side of the ball. This time Howie Roseman will take a late-round swing on a UGA offensive lineman to add depth at the center position. 

Jason Kelce may be heading into retirement and a few years ago he helped the Eagles decide on Cam Jurgens as his heir apparent, but Jurgens only played 12 games last season as Philly’s left guard, so Van Pran-Granger would be a nice insurance policy. 

After a strong performance at the Senior Bowl, Van Pran-Granger did not test great in Indy and with his unimpressive size, he could be moved to guard full-time in the NFL. Though Kelce was undersized too and the Eagles developed him into a Hall of Famer. 

DT. 51. . Zion Logue. player. Zion Logue. 6th round. 212. Zion Logue.

Logue was never a disruptor at Georgia, but in his lone season as a starter on the defensive line, he was a solid space-eater. He’d pair nicely with Aaron Donald in LA, allowing the future Hall of Famer to be disruptive while Logue occupies multiple offensive linemen with his elite size. 

Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint. player. Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint. 7th round. 53. . WR. 228. Jacksaint.

Rosemy-Jacksaint did not do much testing in Indy and will likely wait until Georgia’s Pro Day to run the 40-yard dash. That could drop his draft stock, but it already seems to be falling after an impressive showing in Mobile at the Senior Bowl. 

The Browns have valued physical receivers who can high-point the football over the past few seasons and those are Rosemy-Jacksaint’s two best attributes. He’s worth a flier in the seventh round with a 35-inch vertical at 6-foot-1 195 pounds. 

UDFA Daijun Edwards, RB

Running backs are often in high demand in the later rounds of the draft, but Edwards did not test at the combine, only completing the broad jump. He could help his draft stock at UGA’s Pro Day, but for now, he’s likely off most team’s draft boards.