Most of the time when people talk about the NFL Draft, they’re talking about the next one and who might go where. But it’s always good to look back and see how past picks panned out as well.
Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com did just that, placing the Georgia Bulldogs at No. 5 for 2016’s rookie class.
Mostly, that’s because of Chicago Bears rookie Leonard Floyd:
Skinny: The Bulldogs sneak into my top five primarily because of the play of Floyd. He has been an immediate-impact defender for the Bears. He leads all rookies with 7 sacks and he's produced consistent pressure in every game I've studied this fall. Mitchell has emerged as a reliable target for Tom Brady and should have a long, productive NFL career. Jenkins hasn't stood out, but he has started 8 games for the Jets. There were several other schools I considered for this spot, but Floyd gave the edge to the Bulldogs.
Floyd is making a huge impact in the Windy City and Bears fans already love him.
While the good news is the ‘Dawgs made the top 5, the bad news is they were just No. 3 in the SEC. Notre Dame was No. 4, Mississippi State was No. 3, Florida came in at No. 2 and the top spot went to Ohio State.