If you think one measure of a program’s level of talent is the number of early round draft picks a school generates, then this Chris Low piece should be of interest to you. Georgia has certainly cranked out its fair share of talent during Richt’s career: 29 first, second and third-round selections over the last 10 years (most in the SEC); 10 first, second and third-round selections in the past 5 years (fourth-best in the conference).
And if you’re looking for an area of concern, maybe it’s this: over the past ten years, Georgia’s had 10 of its players turn into first round draft picks, but only two of those, Moreno and Stafford, were from the past five seasons. (That latter figure is tied with Vanderbilt.) Whether that decline is due to recruiting or player development, I couldn’t say. But I don’t think anyone would argue with the point that élite talent has been missing on the defensive side of the ball for a while now.