5 Georgia Bulldogs selected in the top 40 of the NFL mock draft

Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs continue to produce NFL talent. Georgia is once again a contender for making the college football playoffs thanks to an immense amount of talent.

Georgia is coming off a record-breaking 2022 NFL draft. The Dawgs will look to bring more talent to the NFL after the 2022 college football season.

According to The Draft Wire, which five Georgia Bulldogs will be selected in the first two rounds of the 2023 NFL draft?

Tight end Darnell Washington

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The Draft Wire predicts that the Jacksonville Jaguars will select Georgia tight end Darnell Washington with the No. 38 pick of the 2023 NFL draft. Washington is an excellent blocker and had limited receiving opportunities during his collegiate career. The 6-foot-7, 270-pound tight end is great post-catch. Washington’s game will translate well to the NFL.

Defensive end Nolan Smith

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Georgia defensive end Nolan Smith is out for the remainder of the season with a torn right pectoral muscle. Smith, a former five-star recruit, is expected to be picked up by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the No. 34 pick of the 2023 NFL draft selected.

Smith’s injury may prevent him from participating in any part of the preliminary draft process. Smith, however, has plenty of good tape and 11.5 career sacks.

Offensive tackle Broderick Jones

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The Washington Commanders are taunted for picking Broderick Jones with the number 16 of the 2023 NFL draft. The Draft Wire believes Jones would improve Washington’s offensive line and has the talent to start in the NFL.

No matter who’s throwing the passes for Washington next season and beyond, this guy is going to need a long-term left tackle upgrade. Jones has impressed against the top competition this season and has all the qualities to quickly develop into a quality starter in a premium position.

Defensive defender Kelee Ringo

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The draft wire has Georgia defensive back Kelee Ringo drafted as the first secondary pick in the 2023 NFL draft. Draft Wire describes what makes Ringo so special.

Ringo has the height, length, athleticism and ball skills to make an instant impression against some of the league’s best passers.

Defensive tackle Jalen Carter

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Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter has an outside chance to become the top pick in the 2023 NFL draft. The draft wire expects the Pittsburgh Steelers to select Carter with the #4 draft pick. It would be great to see Carter and Nolan Smith reunited in the NFL.

Carter is a fantastic mix of necessity and value and could rival Anderson as the best overall player in the entire draft, and the Steelers desperately need someone on their defensive front who can disrupt opposing attacks with power and explosiveness alongside Cam Heyward.

Story originally appeared on UGA Wire