Death, taxes and Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman taking multiple Georgia Bulldogs defensive players in the draft.
In last year’s draft, Roseman took Bulldogs defensive tackle Jordan Davis 13th overall and linebacker Nakobe Dean 83rd overall. Roseman continued the Bulldogs’ defensive reunion at the NFL draft by taking several more of Kirby Smart’s top players.
With the No. 9 pick in this year’s draft, Roseman selected Georgia defensive tackle Jaden Carter. Then at No. 30, he took Carter’s teammate and linebacker in Nolan Smith. And finally, at No. 105 overall, he took cornerback Kelee Ringo.
So if all five players live up to their sky-high expectations, the Eagles will field five defensive player stalwarts from the Bulldogs. You certainly don’t see that every day.
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Roseman’s obsession with taking all these Georgia players predictably led to some awesome reactions from social media. Among them: Several customized mashups which combined the Eagles’ and Bulldogs’ logos into one.
Here are some of the best we came across:
The Eagles finished with the best record in the NFC a year ago at 14-3. Nick Sirianni’s club wound up advancing to Super Bowl 57, where they narrowly fell to the Kansas City Chiefs in a thrilling back-and-forth affair.
The Eagles lost four defensive starters from 2022 in defensive tackle Javon Hargrave (signed with the San Francisco 49ers), linebacker T.J. Edwards (signed with the Chicago Bears), safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson (signed with the Detroit Lions) and linebacker Kyzir White (signed with the Arizona Cardinals).
The good news: The arrivals of Ringo, Smith and Carter can only help offset the losses of those four. Philly’s defense should once again be among the NFL’s elite units in 2023.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.