If you were to rank colleges by the number of quarterbacks they’ve produced over the last fifteen years who were drafted in the first three rounds of the NFL draft, Georgia, rather unbelievably, ranks fourth.
* The Data: Top-Three Round Picks: 3; First-Round Picks: 1; First Overall Picks: 1.
* The Skinny: Mark Richt has been the coach at Georgia for 12 years and brought some stability to that program – even if Bulldogs fans are waiting for that breakthrough national championship season. Jim Donnan was the coach for Quincy Carter, who went in the second round of the 2001 draft.
Richt helped send David Greene to the NFL as a third-round pick in 2003 and Matthew Stafford as the No. 1 overall pick to the Detroit Lions in 2009. Stafford has helped lift the Lions from the bowels of lethargy with his play the last couple of years.
In terms of production on the next level, it’s not the most memorable bunch, true, but it is what it is. And Murray will likely keep up appearances next year.