Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith is a first-round lock in the 2018 NFL draft, and the rising stock of Bulldogs offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn means Georgia could have two first-round selections for the second time in six years and the sixth time this century.
Smith is going to be the fourth Georgia linebacker to go in the first round in the past six years. But Wynn would be the first Bulldogs offensive lineman selected in the first round since George Foster went to Denver in 2003.
There’s an outside chance that running backs Nick Chubb or Sony Michel could go in the first round; Georgia never has had three first-rounders in the same draft.
The other times Georgia has had two first-rounders:
• 2013: Linebackers Jarvis Jones (17th overall) and Alec Ogletree (30th).
• 2009: Quarterback Matthew Stafford (1st) and running back Knowshon Moreno (12th).
• 2005: Safety Thomas Davis (14th, eventually converted to linebacker) and defensive end David Pollack (17th).
• 2003: Defensive tackle Johnathan Sullivan (6th) and offensive tackle George Foster (20th).
• 2001: Defensive tackles Richard Seymour (6th) and Marcus Stroud (13th).
• 1999: Cornerback Champ Bailey (7th) and offensive tackle Matt Stinchcomb (18th).
• 1990: Cornerback Ben Smith (22nd) and running back Rodney Hampton (24th). An aside: The Bulldogs had three players drafted in ’90 and the other one, defensive tackle Bill Goldberg, became the most famous for his work as a pro wrestler. He was a 12th-rounder.
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