Talent drain

We’ve all taken pride in how many Georgia players are active on the professional level, so this comes as something of a surprise.

Blame it on recruiting whiffs (and those cover more than one sin) or a lapse in talent development, but it appears something’s been lacking for a while.  Hopefully, Kirby’s on the mother.

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UPDATE:  In case you were wondering…

That Alabama-Georgia gap is yuge.

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  1. Silver Creek Dawg

    Not so much to me. Under CMR, we seemed to produce (with the rare exception like AJ Green and Alec Ogletree) solid NFL pros, not the elite game-changing guys that would be drafted in the first two rounds. Our pros are mostly late round picks or undrafted free agents.

    I have a fervent hope that CKS will be producing more of the elite game-changing type pros over the coming years. Those guys win championships.

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  2. S

    Why would someone say that Tennessee is a blue-blood program? They have a 20-year drought on any kind of championship, have a losing record in the SEC since 2000, have had a .500 or lower record in conference games in 9 of the last 10 years and are a non-factor in today’s college football landscape. They are not a blue-blood program. They are a former blue-blood program.

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  3. Snoop Dawgy Dawg

    This is the sort of thing i’m always intrigued by. We have lots of all-pros, MAJOR contracts, and impact players in the NFL during this time frame. They were drafted after the 2nd round, but many have outperformed those drafted in the top 2 rounds.

    What did the scouts miss on film? How many Bama top 2 rounds players have washed out?

    I dunno. obviously, I’d prefer bama’s position to ours.

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    • MGW

      UGA was Draft Discount-U during the second of half of Richt’s tenure. I think it has to do with being out of the national spotlight pretty early on most seasons but still recruiting very well. As in, there were very few superstars, but lots of diamonds in the rough on those Georgia teams.

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      • artful codger

        that’s how I see it …diamonds in the rough that previous staff couldn’t buff up to full lustre

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  4. Argondawg

    I suspect we will add 4 to that number this year.

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  5. Derek

    Been saying forever that the gap between the No. 1 class and the No. 7 class is gigantic. CMR recruited fine. The idea that he recruited anywhere close to “great” is a damn lie.

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