Georgia Football: 2014 NFL Draft Tracker, Analysis and Results
The Georgia Bulldogs won't send a massive class to the 2014 NFL draft, which is a good sign for Mark Richt's squad going into next season.
Still, UGA boasts two likely draftees: quarterback Aaron Murray and tight end Arthur Lynch.
Both project to be mid-round selections, and Murray is the more heralded of the two. After ending his UGA career in heartbreak with an injury, it'll be interesting to see how he bounces back.
We'll break down where both stand going into the draft and also provide updates as to where the two are selected on draft day.
TE Arthur Lynch
Drafted: Round 5, Pick 155 to Miami
Weight: 258 pounds
Analysis: Arthur Lynch went right were expected, in Round 5. He won't be a top-flight receiving tight end. But he should provide a solid intermediate presence in the passing game. Along with his blocking, Lynch figures to be a consistent contributor for the Dolphins.
Replacement: With the departure of Lynch, Georgia will look for increased consistency and overall production from Jay Rome. He had nine catches for 99 yards last year, but now is the time for the former Under Armour All-American to assume his potential.
QB Aaron Murray
Drafted: Round 5, Pick 163 to Kansas City
Weight: 207 pounds
Analysis: It was a long wait for Aaron Murray, but he finally found a landing place in Kansas City. The Chiefs have a starter at QB in Alex Smith and a couple young players in Tyler Bray and Chase Daniel. Obviously, Murray won't play right away. However, he could be groomed to eventually fill in for Smith. Regardless, he'll add intelligence and a leadership presence in KC.
Replacement: Murray’s season-ending injury was hard to watch, but on the bright side it gave Georgia a glimpse of his replacement: Hutson Mason. The starting position is his and the buzz around him this spring has been nothing but positive. It’ll be on his shoulders to keep the UGA offense balanced—the Bulldogs know they’ll have a stacked running back corps.