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.
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.
The biggest surprise of all this? Brandon Bogotay is on an NFL roster.
That’s all I got/