Georgia Bulldogs in the NFL: Where is Everybody – Complete NFL Roster Analysis


Before we dive in for some analysis, here’s a complete breakdown of former Bulldogs in the NFL per official teams’ websites.

Player Position Team Years in NFL
Drew Butler P Arizona Cardinals 3
Marlon Brown WR Baltimore Ravens 3
DeAngelo Tyson DE Baltimore Ravens 4
Cordy Glenn OT Buffalo Bills 4
Bacarri Rambo S Buffalo Bills 3
Jarius Wynn DE Buffalo Bills 7
Thomas Davis LB Carolina Panthers 11
Charles Johnson DE Carolina Panthers 9
Tim Jennings CB Chicago Bears 10
Cornelius Washington DL Chicago Bears 3
Geno Atkins DT Cincinnati Bengals 5
Clint Boling OG Cincinnati Bengals 5
Kwame Geathers DT Cincinnati Bengals 3
A.J. Green WR Cincinnati Bengals 5
Shawn Williams S Cincinnati Bengals 3
Matthew Stafford QB Detroit Lions 7
Ben Jones C Houston Texans 4
Corey Moore S Houston Texans R
Amarlo Herrera LB Indianapolis Colts R
Abry Jones DT Jacksonville Jaguars 3
Sanders Commings DB Kansas City Chiefs 3
Chris Conley WR Kansas City Chiefs R
Justin Houston LB Kansas City Chiefs 5
Aaron Murray QB Kansas City Chiefs 2
Ramik Wilson LB Kansas City Chiefs R
Ray Drew DE Miami Dolphins R
Reshad Jones S Miami Dolphins 6
Arthur Lynch TE Miami Dolphins 1
Blair Walsh K Minnesota Vikings 4
David Andrews C New England Patriots R
Orson Charles TE New Orleans Saints 3
Dannell Ellerbe LB New Orleans Saints 7
John Jenkins DT New Orleans Saints 3
Damian Swann CB New Orleans Saints R
Benjamin Watson TE New Orleans Saints 12
Jonathon Rumph WR New York Jets R
Kris Durham WR Oakland Raiders 5
Brandon Boykin CB Pittsburgh Steelers 4
Jarvis Jones LB Pittsburgh Steelers 3
Mike Thornton DT Pittsburgh Steelers R
Garrison Smith DT San Francisco 49ers 1
Demarcus Dobbs DE Seattle Seahawks 5
Todd Gurley RB St. Louis Rams R
Alec Ogletree LB St. Louis Rams 3
Brandon Bogotay K Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1
Tavarres King WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2
Toby Johnson DT Tennessee Titans R
Fernando Velasco OG/C Tennessee Titans 6
Kedric Golston DE Washington Redskins 10

 

But Wait! There’s More!

A few dismissed Bulldogs are also in the professional ranks. Among them: Isaiah Crowell, a second-year RB with Cleveland; Zach Mettenberger, a second-year QB with the Titans; and Nick Marshall, a rookie defensive back with the Jags.

Also, Knowshon Moreno is not currently on an NFL roster. He’s technically a free agent and per Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Moreno (who last played for Miami) will have to get healthy before any team takes a chance on him.

 

Offense, Defense, Special Teams

Offensive Players: 17

Defensive Players: 29

Special Teams Players: 3

Georgia is represented by a dominant defensive front (at least in numbers) with 21 defensive linemen or linebackers.

Offensively, nine former Dawgs are catching passes as tight ends or wide receivers.

 

Where have all the running backs gone?

Georgia may position itself as Running Back U, but only one former Bulldog RB (excluding Crowell) is currently on an NFL roster…Todd Gurley.

 

That Defense Tho

The 2011 Georgia defense was stupid-stacked. Nineteen players from that defense (including Nick Marshall) are currently on NFL Rosters. Here’s how they performed in 2011.

Player GP GS Tackles TFL Sacks INTs FF FR
Jarvis Jones 14 14 70 19.5 13.5 0 2 0
Sanders Commings 14 14 55 4 1 1 1 1
Brandon Boykin 14 14 55 11 0 3 2 0
Abry Jones 14 14 48 7 4 0 1 0
Shawn Williams 14 13 72 5 0 4 1 2
Bacarri Rambo 13 13 55 1 0 8 0 1
DeAngelo Tyson 11 11 20 3.5 1.5 0 0 0
Alec Ogletree 8 8 52 7.5 3 0 2 0
Amarlo Herrera 14 8 37 3 0 0 2 0
John Jenkins 14 7 28 6 3 1 1 0
Cornelius Washington 12 6 17 6 5 0 0 0
Kwame Geathers 12 3 14 0 0 0 0 1
Garrison Smith 14 2 22 3 0 0 0 0
Damian Swann 11 1 5 1 0 0 0 0
Ray Drew 7 0 8 2.5 0.5 0 0 1
Nick Marshall 13 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
Ramik Wilson 8 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Thornton 7 0 2 0.5 0 0 0 0
Corey Moore 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 570 80.5 31.5 17 12 6

That’s stupid.

 

That Offense Tho…Somehow

If you’re wondering why Mike Bobo’s offenses were so prolific from 2012-2014, the personnel offers some insight:

His four-year starter at QB (Aaron Murray) is on an NFL roster. His three-year star at running back (Todd Gurley) is on an NFL roster. His stalwart tight end (Arthur Lynch) is on an NFL Roster. He had two long-term contributors at wide receiver (Chris Conley and Tavarres King) who are now on NFL rosters. His hoss at center (David Andrews) is on an NFL roster.

And something tells me guys like Nick Chubb, Sony Michel and Jeb Blazevich could be pros some day. And Georgia is stacked along the offensive line this 2015 season. It stands to reason some of those folks will play for pay in the future.

Not to take away from Bobo as a coordinator. As the 2011 and 2012 Georgia defenses showed: huge NFL talent doesn’t automatically equate to success.

 

Wait. What?

The biggest surprise of all this? Brandon Bogotay is on an NFL roster.

 

 

That’s all I got/

Andrew

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Posted on August 7, 2015, in Blog, Georgia Bulldogs, NFL, SEC. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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