NFL Draft Overview: Where did the top players from the state of Georgia land in the 2024 NFL Draft?

The 2024 NFL Draft concluded on Saturday as the faces of the future of the NFL waited to hear their names called throughout the three-day event.

A total of 257 players were selected in the annual NFL Draft and saw their dreams of playing professional football in the NFL come to fruition. From those players selected from Thursday to Saturday, 23 of them attended high schools in Georgia high schools and hold connections to the state.

From Forest Park to North Murray, there was plenty of talent selected from all over the state.

The representatives from the state of Georgia began being selected in the first round with former Bleckley County and University of Georgia offensive lineman Amarius Mims being picked at No. 18 to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals addressed some much needed depth on their offensive line with the loss of offensive tackle Jonah Williams during free agency. Mims could potentially see the field this next season for Cincinnati, but the addition of Trent Brown in the offseason should give them another boost at the position. Former Westlake and Clemson Tiger cornerback Nate Wiggins was selected towards the end of the first round at the No. 30 pick to the Baltimore Ravens. Wiggins will be teamed up with former Marist defensive back and First-Team All-Pro, Kyle Hamilton, in the backend of the Ravens defense.

Five players from the state of Georgia were selected on the second day of the NFL Draft highlighted by two Georgia Bulldogs finding their next teams. With the second pick in the second round, the Los Angeles Chargers traded up to select former North Murray and Georgia Bulldog, Ladd McConkey. McConkey will get playing time immediately on a Chargers offense that lost pass catchers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams this offseason. He will look to contribute immediately to a team that has been going under serious changes this offseason including the addition of former University of Michigan head coach, Jim Harbaugh. Former Georgia Bulldog and Westlake defensive back Javon Bullard was selected at No. 58 to the Green Bay Packers.

In the third round, two players were selected with former Wayne County and Kentucky Wildcat Trevin Wallace selected to the Carolina Panthers and former Roswell and Missouri Tiger linebacker Ty’Ron Hopper being selected to the Green Bay Packers.

The fourth round was made up of two former Alabama football players being selected. Former Forest Park defensive lineman Justin Eboigbe was drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers and Alabama-to-UCF wide receiver transfer and former McEachern Indian Javon Baker being selected to the New England Patriots to address some much needed help at the receiver position.

The fifth and sixth rounds are where the most players from the state were selected with six players from Georgia selected in each round. The selections were highlighted by the hometown Atlanta Falcons picking Blessed Trinity and Notre Dame’s J.D. Bertrand at pick No. 143 to add to the Falcons depth at linebacker. Former Troup and Louisville wide receiver Jamari Thrash was selected by the Browns to add some speed to the Cleveland offense and Bub Means from Lovejoy and the University of Pittsburgh was selected to the Saints to add to the New Orleans receiver room after the departure of Michael Thomas this off-season. In the sixth round, Kimani Vidal of Marietta and Troy will add some running back depth to the Los Angeles Chargers even though the team just signed both Gus Edwards and JK Dobbins from the Baltimore Ravens over free agency. Dylan McMahon, a center out of Savannah Christian and North Carolina State University was drafted in the sixth round by the Philadelphia Eagles as they are looking to replace future Hall of Fame center Jason Kelce after his retirement. While the Eagles offensive line is one of the best in the league, McMahon will look to contribute in Philadelphia in any way he can.

Two players from the state of Georgia were selected in the seventh round with former Valdosta and South Carolina-to-Florida State transfer tight end Jaheim Bell being selected by the Patriots and Michael Barrett, a linebacker from Lowndes and the University of Michigan, being selected to the Carolina Panthers. Bell will join Baker in New England as the two will look to become weapons in the new Patriots offense.

Here is the full list of players selected in the 2024 NFL Draft from the state of Georgia:

No. 18: Amarius Mims OT (Bleckley County, UGA) – Cincinnati Bengals

No. 30: Nate Wiggins CB (Westlake, Clemson) – Baltimore Ravens

No. 34: Ladd McConkey WR (North Murray, UGA) – Los Angeles Chargers

No. 58: Javon Bullard S (Baldwin, UGA) – Green Bay Packers

No. 60: Cole Bishop S (Starr’s Mill, Utah) – Buffalo Bills

No. 72: Trevin Wallace LB (Wayne County, Kentucky) – Carolina Panthers

No. 91: Ty’Ron Hopper LB (Roswell, Missouri) – Green Bay Packers

No. 105: Justin Eboigbe DT (Forest Park, Alabama) – Los Angeles Chargers

No. 110: Javon Baker WR (McEachern, UCF) – New England Patriots

No. 143: JD Bertrand LB (Blessed Trinity, Notre Dame) – Atlanta Falcons

No. 156: Jamari Thrash WR (Troup, Louisville) – Cleveland Browns

No. 159: Hunter Nourzad OL (Walker, Penn State) – Kansas City Chiefs

No. 164: Jaylin Simpson S (Frederica Academy, Auburn) – Indianapolis Colts

No. 170: Bub Means WR (Lovejoy, Pittsburgh) – New Orleans Saints

No. 176: Quan’tez Stiggers CB (B.E.S.T Academy, Lane) – New York Jets

No. 181: Kimani Vidal RB (Marrietta, Troy) – Los Angeles Chargers

No. 184: Malik Washington WR (Parkview, Virginia) – Miami Dolphins

No. 188: Jamal Hill LB/S (Morrow, Oregon) – Houston Texans

No. 190: Dylan McMahon C (Savannah Christian, NC State) – Philadelphia Eagles

No. 202: Travis Glover OT (Dooly County, Georgia State) – Green Bay Packers

No. 204: Tylan Grable OT (Wilkinson County, UCF) – Buffalo Bills

No. 231: Jaheim Bell TE (Valdosta, Florida State) – New England Patriots

No. 240: Michael Barrett LB (Lowndes, Michigan) – Carolina Panthers


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