Georgia NFL mock draft: Stock up/down after the Senior Bowl

FanSided college football writer Josh Yourish predicts where all 11 draft-eligible Georgia Bulldogs will end up after strong performances at the Senior Bowl by Ladd McConkey, Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, Tykee Smith, and Javon Bullard.

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Kirby Smart has turned the Georgia football program into a true NFL factory and this season is no different. The high-end defensive talent may not be there in the 2024 draft, but Georgia could have three offensive players taken in the first round. 

Coming off the Senior Bowl and Shrine Bowl, there is major movement in the draft world as scouts, coaches, and media draft gurus finally got to see most of the top prospects in person either in Mobile or Frisco. 

Georgia had six players head to the Senior Bowl and two impressed as much as any players in attendance. Ladd McConkey dominated practices throughout the week with his smooth route-running and drew obvious comparisons to Cooper Kupp as a “sneaky athletic” wide receiver. On the defensive side, Tykee Smith played primarily as a nickel cornerback and was the game’s defensive MVP with three pass breakups. 

Even Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint shined, catching the first touchdown of the game on Saturday. Now, let’s try to predict where the 11 former Bulldogs entered in the 2024 NFL Draft will be selected. 

player. (1st round). TE. Brock Bowers. 15. Brock Bowers. . . Brock Bowers. 46

Bowers didn’t go to the Senior Bowl and after three years as the best tight end in college football, he didn’t need to. However, he draft stock does seem to be falling. It has less to do with Bowers and more to do with the position value of tight end. 

It seems that after a few underwhelming first-round tight ends like Kyle Pitts, the league is falling back in love with wide receivers. There are three receivers who could go in the top 10 and that could push Bowers down to a team like the Colts. 

It’s a perfect fit because Bowers has drawn a number of Dallas Clark comparisons over the year, and an elite tight end will aid in Anthony Richardson’s development. If teams are scared of taking a tight end early, they’ll probably regret passing on a generational one after Bowers’ rookie year.