5 defensive backs from the University of Georgia that were part of the rotation in the 2020 season are now destined for the National Football League. Eric Stokes, Tyson Campbell, Richard LeCounte, and Mark Webb were all drafted, and DJ Daniel signed as an undrafted free agent. That feat for a singular program in a singular draft class is near incomprehensible! Eric Stokes, a 2-Star/3-Star type prospect that was more of an offensive player and a track star coming out high school, in himself put to bed any notion that Georgia is somehow unable to develop young men and help them reach their potential by being drafted 29th overall to the Green Bay Packers. It was certainly a great weekend for all 5 of the aforementioned former Dawgs, but their success will also create great nights for Georgia in the future.
Daylen Everette, a 5-Star cornerback out IMG Academy, dropped his top 5 schools on Thursday evening.
Top 5 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/VyXxxMD8MF— Daylen Everette (@DaylenEverette) May 6, 2021
Georgia is solidly in this group, and the recent churning out of professional secondary members is a large reason. In an interview with Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports, Everette was quote while speaking of his reasoning for being so high on Georgia as saying, “they just put five DBs in the league. They can develop me and take me where I want to be.” Plain and simple, folks. Yes, I, in my heart of hearts, want to believe that the pride and pageantry that comes with playing for heralded institutions and programs that are steeped in tradition still matters to the young prospects today. In some cases, it still does. I have not spoken to Everette directly, so I have no idea of his motives other than what he has expressed. The fact is, players today, especially the caliber of player that Kirby Smart and his staff covet and that they compete with Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, and other perennial powers for, want to go to a place that will have them ready to play in the NFL in 3 years. Perception becomes a reality, ladies and gentlemen, and the perception that Georgia is a DB to NFL factory is real and is helping the Dawgs not only with Everette but with his IMG teammates Kamari Wilson and Keon Sabb as well.
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