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Did Anyone Notice Georgia had 4 First Round Picks?

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by themistocles, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. themistocles

    themistocles VIP Member

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    I know Chubb was the 3rd in the 2nd round, essentially a 1st Rounder.

    Although Kirby Smart has been recruiting up a veritable Storm, this shows that Richt was a heavy duty recruiter as well (as he's showing at Miami). As SOS noted (rephrased due to weak memory), "Georgia always seems to get Better Kids than we do, yet somehow, we beat them on the field."
     
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  2. CaptUSMCNole

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    Right nor Geoff never recruited a class like Kirby did last year.
     
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  3. INGATORSWETRUST

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    I believe UGA will take a step back this year. NC and SM were best RBs in SEC last year. I know they have talent at position, but these kids leaving were special
     
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  4. shane4three

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    Backups, especially Holyfield and Swift I think we're pretty special. Swift could be great. They've got two excellent backs there and Zamir White could be the best of the bunch.

    White will get time. Seems like Georgia finds a way to play young kids and win.
     
  5. shane4three

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    That was then. This is now. Georgia has won 4 of the last 7 and last year was the ugliest game in years.

    They are beatable this year but only if there are drastic changes.
     
  6. tarponbro

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    I was thinking "Who's the fourth one?". A second round pick isn't a first round one, period. The center for the Cowboys was chosen in the first round a few years ago and a lot of NFL people considered him a third rounder but he was a first round pick, plain and simple, that's where he was drafted. If you use that logic basically every player picked after about #20 in the first round and about the whole second round and maybe into the top of the third round are graded almost the same, so form that logic you can say there were 60 or more first round picks.
     
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  7. twodaparty

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    For someone who is a statistician the thread title seems ridiculous given actuality.
     
  8. themistocles

    themistocles VIP Member

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    First of all, you are foolishly criticizing me regarding something of which you clearly know little and which any decent metrician knows is false precision. The difference between those at the end of the 1st round and those at the beginning of the 2nd (e.g. #3 in the 2nd), is, in fact, non-existent, and more reflects specific teams perceived needs rather than any perceived differences in the quality of the kids. Further, their success in the league and the money they will gain rarely amounts to much during their careers.

    OUR SOCIETY IS OVERWHELMED WITH FALSE PRECISION. You simply can't make such fine distinctions, although I do distinguish between the top 10-15 and the next 20-40 or so, depending on the draft. You don't know until after everything is over (like 75 years in the future).
     
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  9. twodaparty

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    All of your babbling doesn’t change the fact that your thread title is inaccurate. If you add the word Essentially then you wouldn’t be criticized. Georgia had 3 first round picks in the 2018 NFL draft and that is what the record books will say. Even in 75 years.
     
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  10. gator7_5

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    Georgia is becoming a legit force. What happened in the past with some other coach is a poor indicator of what the future holds.
     
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  11. Nicho

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    I would have just said "4 of the Top 35 Draft Picks." Problem solved.

    I fully agree with you - thread title is flat-our wrong.
     
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  12. crl

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    According to the recruiting geeks. Won't know how good they really are for a few years.
     
  13. BLING

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    Well in that case, Florida had two 1st round picks....there isn't much difference between last 1st round and 2nd round - actually, no, make that three 1st rounders. Eddie Pinero is practically a 1st round kicker. He just didn't get drafted because they don't draft kickers high in the NFL.
     
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  14. g8orbill

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    Richt was one helluva recruiter for sure - for some reason all that talent he just could not get ugaly over the top

    now Smart is there and is continuing the recruiting edge- but Smart seems to have learned well from nicky and he may be uglay's SOS - I hope not
     
  15. Nawlens Gator

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    No, no body noticed because they only had 3 1st round picks.
     
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    I'm concerned as Georgia reminds me of Florida's rise in the 90's. They also have tons of talent to recruit in state with no other in state school to be concerned about competing with, only the out of state powers.
     
  17. CaptUSMCNole

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    UGA would have to have an unusually high number of 5*/4* busts for that class not to produce a lot of big time players.
     
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    Our 2010 class, which was supposedly one of the best of all time, certainly didn't help us much so I'll wait to see what happens with theirs.
     
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  19. kryptonite

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    Sad to say that UGA should have elite players across the board. If you only go back 3 recruiting cycles and project the usual percentage of 5* that become first rounders, they will have at least 6 future 1st rounders playing, and a few more from the 4* hauls they have had. It really just isn't right, but such is the recruiting landscape of college football today.
     
  20. CaptUSMCNole

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    That class’ underachievement had more to do with Meyer’s culture mess and ‘Champs inability to recruit offensive talent. If Kirby nosedives in the next couple years, then you might see the same thing. If Smart can keep the train On the tracks, that class should produce at the expected level.