Georgia Sets NFL Draft Record with 15 Players Selected in 2022

Erin WalshApril 30, 2022

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 28: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell presents the Jacksonville Jaguars number 1 jersey after their number one pick, Travon Walker, Georgia (not pictured) is selected during the NFL Draft on April 28, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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The Georgia Bulldogs set the NFL draft record with 15 players being selected in this year's draft before Round 7 even began Saturday.

The Los Angeles Rams selected cornerback Derion Kendrick with the 212th pick and the Atlanta Falcons selected tight end John FitzPatrick with pick No. 213 to accomplish the feat.

It marks the most selections ever from a single school, passing LSU, which had 14 players selected in 2020, and Ohio State, which had 14 players selected in 2004.

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That's it. Georgia sets the NFL draft record with 15 selections after Derion Kendrick and John Fitzpatrick go back-to-back in the sixth round <a href="https://t.co/4kzEeVhkb3">https://t.co/4kzEeVhkb3</a> <a href="https://t.co/1udGMcWtci">pic.twitter.com/1udGMcWtci</a>

Georgia also set a record with five defenders selected Thursday. It is the most defensive players selected in the first round from one school since 1967.

The run on Georgia players began when the Jacksonville Jaguars were on the clock with the first overall pick. Jacksonville selected defensive end Travon Walker.

Defensive tackle Jordan Davis was the next Bulldogs defender off the board when the Philadelphia Eagles selected him 13th overall. The Green Bay Packers then picked inside linebacker Quay Walker 22nd overall and also defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt 28th overall.

The Minnesota Vikings capped off the first round by selecting safety Lewis Cine 32nd overall.

Here's a list of the other Georgia selections and where they landed:

  • George Pickens (WR): 52nd overall, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • James Cook (RB): 63rd overall, Buffalo Bills
  • Nakobe Dean (ILB): 83rd overall, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Channing Tindall (ILB): 102nd overall, Miami Dolphins
  • Zamir White (RB): 122nd overall, Las Vegas Raiders
  • Jake Camarda (P): 133rd overall, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Justin Shaffer (OG): 190th overall, Atlanta Falcons
  • Jamaree Salyer (OG): 195th overall, Los Angeles Chargers

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said before the draft in February that he didn't think he would have 15 of his players selected this year, telling reporters it was "unrealistic."