UGA NFL draft primer

April, 26, 2012
With an hour to go until the NFL draft begins, Georgia figures to have only one player hear his name called tonight during the first round.

Almost every top draft analyst has former Bulldogs offensive lineman Cordy Glenn going in the first round, typically somewhere in the mid to late first round.

However, Georgia figures to have several more players drafted between the second and seventh rounds on Friday and Saturday -- with cornerback Brandon Boykin, tight end Orson Charles and center Ben Jones figuring to be the next Bulldogs off the board.

Before we get into the experts' breakdowns, check out this handy dandy chart that NFL Network compiled of players drafted by college. You'll see that Georgia ranks among the nation's top programs at producing NFL talent by almost every measure over the last 20 years.

Here's a rundown of how several draft experts rank the Georgia players and where they projected them to go in mock drafts:

* ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay both rank Glenn on their lists of top prospects. Kiper has Glenn at No. 14 on his "Big Board" and McShay has Glenn at No. 25 on his top 32 prospects.

* NFL Network's Mike Mayock ranks four Bulldogs in his top 100: Glenn (No. 25), Boykin (61), Jones (85) and Charles (92).

* NFL Network's Gil Brandt ranks three Georgia players on his top 100-plus: Glenn (29), Boykin (51), Charles (64.)

* Mock drafts: Most draft experts' mock drafts project just one round. but all the big ones have Glenn going in that first round:
Kiper: Glenn 21st to Cincinnati
McShay/Scouts Inc.: Glenn 22nd to Cleveland
Mayock: Glenn 24th to Pittsburgh
NFL Network's Charley Casserly: Glenn 23rd to Detroit
NFL Network's Bucky Brooks: Glenn 18th to San Diego

* Seven-round mock drafts:
First round
22. Glenn to Cleveland
Third round
84. Charles to Atlanta
87. Boykin to Denver
Fourth round
110. Jones to San Diego
Seventh round
239. DeAngelo Tyson to NYG
252. Drew Butler to STL

NFL Network's Chad Reuter
First round
13. Cordy Glenn to Arizona
Second round
63. Brandon Boykin to NYG
Third round
75. Orson Charles to Seattle
Fourth round
108. Ben Jones to Denver
Seventh round
209. Drew Butler to STL
224. DeAngelo Tyson to GB
233. Blair Walsh to Houston



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