And then there were three. Sony Michel became the third Georgia Bulldog off the board in the first round of the NFL draft when he was selected at #31 a few moments ago by the New England Patriots.
Michel, like his once and future teammate Isaiah Wynn, was one of four permanent captains on the UGA team that won the SEC and played for a national title. Michel ran for 1227 yards during 2017. It was also the first of his four seasons in Athens in which he didn’t have over 100 yards receiving (he had only 96). Michel also rotated in Michel is a do-everything back, a locker room leader,
The common perception during his Bulldog career was that Michel was merely the lightning to Nick Chubb’s thunder. and all-around phenomenal guy. Also, an unbelievable musician.
The common perception during Michel’s UGA career was that he was merely the lightning to Nick Chubb’s thunder, the “change of pace back.” That’s pretty far from the truth. At 5’11 and 215 pounds Michel packs plenty of punch between the tackles. No one runs for over 3600 career yards in the SEC while being afraid of contact.
Sony Michel is not to be taken lightly. pic.twitter.com/1KsYNBoO9O— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 15, 2017
He just also happens to have the speed necessary to blow by defenders on the way to the end zone every time he touches the ball.
Michel has the tools to be used in a variety of different ways in the Patriot offense. His selection makes him the fourth Georgia Bulldog on the Pats’ roster and puts the team solidly in the lead to be my favorite NFL franchise of 2018. Until later . . .