- Jordan Jenkins Starting Linebacker New York Jets
- Ben Watson Starting TE New Orleans Saints
- Abry Jones Starting DL Jacksonville Jaguars
- Ben Jones Starting OL Tennessee Titans
- Dominick Sanders undrafted free agent DB Philadelphia Eagles
- Isaiah McKenzie 5th round of 2017 NFL Draft WR Denver Broncos
- Tavarres King WR Minnesota Vikings
- Keith Marshall RB Washington Redskins
- Tyler Catalina Starting OG Washington Redskins
- Corey Moore Starting Safety Houston Texans
- Davin Bellamy undrafted free agent LB Houston Texans
- Nick Chubb Starting RB Cleveland Browns
- Trenton Thompson undrafted free agent Cleveland Browns
- Reshad Jones Starting DB Miami Dolphins
- Mo Smith DB Miami Dolphins
- Thomas Davis Starting LB Carolina Panthers
- John Theus Starting OT Carolina Panthers
- Justin Houston Starting LB Kansas City Chiefs
- Chris Conley Starting WR Kansas City Chiefs
- Ramik Wilson Starting LB Los Angeles Rams
- Todd Gurley II Starting RB Los Angeles Rams
- Alec Ogletree Starting LB New York Giants
- Lorenzo Carter Starting LB New York Giants
- Aaron Davis undrafted free agent db New York Giants
- Matthew Stafford Starting QB Detroit Lions
- Toby Johnson DT Detroit Lions
- Cornelius Washington Starting LB Detroit Lions
- Reggie Davis WR Atlanta Falcons
- David Marvin Kicker undrafted free agent Atlanta Falcons
- Quincy Mauger DB Atlanta Falcons
- Garrison Smith DT Atlanta Falcons
- Geno Atkins Starting DT Cincinnati Bengals
- Clint Boling Starting OT Cincinnati Bengals
- Cordy Glenn Starting OG Cincinnati Bengals
- A.J. Green Starting WR Cincinnati Bengals
- Shawn Williams Starting DB Cincinnati Bengals
- Leonard Floyd Starting LB Chicago Bears
- Roquan Smith Starting LB until 2030 Chicago Bears
- Marlon Brown WR Chicago Bears
- Javon Wims WR Chicago Bears
- John Jenkins DT Chicago Bears
- Aaron Murray free agent QB Chicago Bears
- Malcolm Mitchell Starting WR New England Patriots
- John Atkins DE New England Patriots
- David Andrews Starting OL New England Patriots
- Isaiah Wynn Starting OL New England Patriots
- Sony Michel Starting RB New England Patriots
11 of these 47 were on our roster 2017 season for The Mighty Georgia Bulldogs UGA who won the Rose Bowl beating Oklahoma whom UGA is undefeated against all-time. These now gone 11 also beat Notre Dame at South Bend against whom UGA is also undefeated all-time. And these 11 beat Florida Auburn for The SEC Championship and beat Mississippi State who was 9-4 and # 19 this past season. We did lose to Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium. But Alabama had had the # 1 recruiting class in the nation 7 years in a row before the game.
I am not making excuses. But you just can’t say we were expected to win that game. Maybe we should have but we did NOT keep the pedal to the medal after scoring 4 of the first 5 scores. It’s not like the Falcons’ loss in the Super Bowl ? Well maybe it is. Maybe Kirby can FIX his passing game 2018 ?
Finally after that loss Kirby became the # 1 recruiting class for 2018 this year.
And we gave Alabama HELL in the NC Game scoring 4 of the first 5 scores only to try to sit on it and take the air out of our football. This while Alabama threw the ball while Kirby and Jake Fromm did not. For the season and for the game Kirby was the # 105 Passing Offense 2017-2018 season nationally and threw the ball only 31 percent. In the NC Game we threw the ball only 31 percent of the time. That defines # 105 Passing Offense of Jake Fromm. That is too predicable an offense. Alabama held Kirby’s offense and Alabama passed the ball which Kirby quit doing. Now of course you can see the 11 lost to the NFL and see the huge requirement that the offense has to be even better 2018 to make up for the great losses to the NFL. That is a lot to lose after that game to the NFL but we are still damn proud of ourselves. Hopefully we are NOT stuck in our ways on offense however.
Now we made James Coley Offensive Coordinator and brought-in ESPN # 1 rated overall player in the U.S. Justin Fields. Justin Fields in every other ranking other than # 1 player ESPN is the # 2 best player in the United States of America. And Justin Fields is who WON the G-Day Game. Justin Fields only threw to back-up reserve receivers who aren’t supposed to be our best receivers for Justin Fields.
So we are # 4 or # 6 or the like in every preseason poll for 2018 because Justin Fields according to EVERYONE expects to play in GAME 1. And because Kirby makes the noise that James Coley is Offensive Coordinator with a more balanced attack than 31 percent passes of not only the NC Game but every game all season last year too only 31 percent passing. It did NOT work with Jake Fromm handing off against top defenses. He had to have a game plan of passing the ball. And he did NOT do that. 31 percent passes is less than run first run second down pass third down. That would be 33 percent passing plays for Jake Fromm last year. If you thought it did you are part of the problem.
So we are doing pretty damn well with these 11 latest trying to make it in the NFL from last year’s roster here at UGA and with these 29 NFL Starting Players from UGA and with 47 in total trying to make NFL 53-man active rosters right this moment. And hopefully we are doing quite well with James Foley and Justin Fields 2018 passing the ball finally here at Georgia for Kirby. The more we drag our feet on THAT then the more we will miss these 11 gone to the NFL from last year’s roster. We can’t pass 31 percent of the time and beat top defenses. If you think we can God help you.
Congratulations to all 47 of these men trying to make the NFL and the BEST OF EVERYTHING to you gentlemen. We are all mighty proud of you. We will miss you but we are excited to see the transition of our offense from run first down run second down and run some on third down too to run one pass one offense.