By Jacob Lev and Alaa Elassar, CNN
The University of Georgia Bulldogs saw 15 of its players drafted this week, breaking an all-time NFL record for most players selected from a single college team in a seven-round draft.
The record was broken in the sixth round Saturday, with the consecutive selections of cornerback Derion Kendrick and tight end John FitzPatrick at picks 212 and 213, to push the total to 15.
The previous school record was nine players in 2021, Georgia said in a news release.
Five Bulldogs were taken in the first round, including defensive end Travon Walker, who was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars first overall. Defensive tackle Jordan Davis went 12 picks later, while linebacker Quay Walker, defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt and defensive back Lewis Cine rounded out the Georgia first-rounders.
The previous record was held by Louisiana State University, which had 14 players selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The 2022 NFL Draft wrapped up Saturday, spanning three days from Las Vegas.
Once a quiet proceeding conducted in a hotel conference room, the draft has grown to become the NFL’s premiere offseason event both on TV and in person, providing hope for fans of the NFL’s bottom-feeders, and fulfilling the lifelong dreams of college football’s best players and their families.
The draft’s move to Vegas — two years after the Raiders franchise moved there from Oakland — further illustrates the NFL’s rapid embrace of sports gambling. This year’s main stage was set at the LINQ Promenade on the Vegas Strip, where NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced each team’s first-round selection.
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