The following players are players I believe are definitely going in the first round of the NFL draft when their time comes:
JARVIS JONES — (OLB) 6’3″ 241 pounds
Jarvis Jones will be a first round selection in the 2013 NFL draft . He has the potential to be the #1 overall pick and he definitely will be selected in the first round. I’m predicting top 5. Jones played at USC for one year before transferring back to his in state school, Georgia. He had to sit out one year but when he hit the field last year, he made an immediate impact. He garnered many awards including being named an All-American. The sky is the limit for this Bulldawg!
JJ has a quick first step, very good technique, and an innate ability to get to the quarterback. He has a high football IQ and is willing to play the run as well.
Jarvis played at Carver High School in Columbus, Ga. I have had Jarvis on my show in the past and he was very humble and extremely respectful. I can’t wait to see the numbers he puts up in 2012! Good luck Jarvis!
MALCOLM MITCHELL — (CB) 6’1″ 184 pounds
Malcolm Mitchell will be a first round selection in the 2014 NFL draft. Mitchell is a football player in every sense of the word. He bursted on the scene last year starting at WR as a True Freshman. However, this year he will be playing both ways with a focus on playing cornerback. I’m predicting a top 10 selection in the 2014 NFL draft
With his size, speed, ball skills, and ability to transition his hips quickly; Mitchell will become an immediate star in the Georgia secondary. There aren’t many “great” CBs with his size and with the NFL becoming a passing league, MM will be a hot commodity when he is eligible for the NFL draft in 2014.
Malcolm “Tampa” Mitchell played at Valdosta High School in Valdosta, Ga. Malcolm is a terrific young man. He has been on my show several times and he is a role model for young kids everywhere. Watch #26 this year as he will turn heads! Good luck Tampa!
The following players are players I believe have an opportunity to become 1st round draft picks in future NFL Drafts:
AARON MURRAY — (QB) 6’1″ 211 pounds
Aaron Murray could be the 2nd Georgia player drafted in the first round of next year’s NFL Draft. Aaron has lived up to the hype coming out of high school. He has put up solid numbers since coming to Georgia and he is getting better and better with each year. He has had tremendous success in a pro style offense. His toughness, his accuracy, and his ability to cut it loose when necessary certainly have him poised for a great Jr and possibly Sr season.
Murray is 32 tds shy of tying Peyton Manning’s TD tally of 89 which would put him 2nd all time in the SEC behind Wuerffel’s 114. Murray’s 57 touchdown passes has him exactly half way to Wuerffel’s record. Murray will lose his former high school teammate, Orson Charles, this year but he has a maturing receiving chore that has made big strides in the past 12 months. Arthur Lynch and Jay Rome will help fill the void at TE.
Aaron Murray played at Plant High School in Tampa, Fl. I have not had Aaron on my radio show but I know several people that know him. From all accounts, he is a terrific young man. Good luck this year Aaron!
ALEC OGLETREE — (LB) 6’3″ 236 pounds
Alec Ogletree has great potential and could certainly become a first round draft pick in the future. Ogletree was hampered by an injury for most of last year and his true potential has yet to be reached. This year will be a crucial year for Alec. I’m predicting a breakout year in 2012 and an outstanding year in 2013. I believe he lands in the late first round or early second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Alec is a big young’n. I had the opportunity to watch him play in high school and he looked like a man amongst boys on the playing field. He was playing Safety and could move like a WR. Due in large part to need (and Alec’s size), Georgia moved him to ILB last year. This young man has very good strength, good feet, very good lateral movement, plays the run well, and good cover skills. Folks, I can assure you that #9 will make a Huge impact this year.
Alec Ogletree played at Newnan High School in Newnan, Ga. To this point, Alec hasn’t been on my show but I did meet him at the Newnan/Valdosta playoff game his senior year of high school. He was very nice and humble. Good luck Alec, we are pulling for you!
JAY ROME — (TE/OL) 6’6″ 254 pounds
Jay has a chance to be a first round pick as an Offensive Lineman. Jay has plenty of room to grow into his frame and I’m predicting he will continue to grow and get stronger. He is a dominant blocker with very good foot work as a Lineman. I’m not sure if this prediction will come true but I hope it does. TightEnds are certainly valuable commodities in the NFL but you can find more of them than you can find great OT with great feet. Rome has that kind of potential if his body grows and he decides he wants to play OT. Also, Offensive Tackles make the big money b/c they are so hard to find.
Jay Rome played at Valdosta High in Valdosta, Ga. He has been on my show on several occasions and he comes from a terrific family. This year he will be wearing #87 and playing TE. I have my fingers crossed that we will see him at OT in the future. Best of luck Jay!
Others to consider:
Kwame Geathers, John Jenkins, Amarlo Herrara, Isaiah Crowell, Ray Drew, Bacarri Rambo, John Theus, Keith Marshall, Jordan Jenkins, Josh Harvery-Clemons, Jonathan Taylor