Georgia’s NFL Draft record success in 2022 doesn’t come without extremely unique storylines, and it continued with Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean now playing alongside one another in Philadelphia.
Jordan Davis was selected with the No. 13 overall selection by the Eagles, making him the highest selected defensive tackle in the 2022 NFL Draft. However, it was a different story for his fellow teammate Nakobe Dean. Due to medical and physical concerns about Dean, he slid, all the way to the 83rd overall selection.
“It was crazy,” Davis said. “I was like, ‘Is it real?’ I wasn’t really banking on having someone from UGA come with me but now that ‘Kobe is here, I feel a lot more settled in and comfortable.”
Before he got uncomfortable, he made sure to make one more decision to make. Shortly after the draft and frustrated by his slide, Dean parted ways with his agent and his agency, Wasserman, according to a report.
Dean can make an immediate impact and have the ability to transform the Eagles’ defense over time. The 2021 Butkus Award winner can prove to the 31 other NFL teams they made a huge mistake by not drafting him.
He finished his career at Georgia with 168 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, two interceptions, including a pick-six against the Gators in 2021, 10 pass deflections, and three forced fumbles.
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