Georgia Football: 2014 NFL Draft Tracker, Analysis and Results

Alex SimsCorrespondent IIIMay 6, 2014

Georgia Football: 2014 NFL Draft Tracker, Analysis and Results

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    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.


    Note: Stats via Combine numbers via NFL.comDraft projections via Matt Miller's May 5 seven-round mock.

TE Arthur Lynch

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    Drafted: Round 5, Pick 155 to Miami

    Height: 6'5"

    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

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    Drafted: Round 5, Pick 163 to Kansas City

    Height: 6'0" 

    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.