Deandre Baker of Georgia poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being chosen No. 30 overall by the New York Giants during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Eighteen drafted with ties to Georgia high schools, colleges

Eighteen players from Georgia high schools or colleges were drafted in the NFL Draft, which began Thursday in Nashville, Tenn., and ended Saturday. Here is the look at the list of locals drafted in the seven-round event:

First round

Montez Sweat, DE, Stephenson High School, No. 26, Washington

Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia, No. 30, N.Y. Giants 

Second round

Rock Ya-Sin, CB, Southwest DeKalb HS, No. 34, Indianapolis

Mecole Hardman, WR, UGA/Elbert Co. HS, No. 56, Kansas City 

Third round

Chuma Edoga, OT, McEachern HS, No. 92, N.Y. Jets 

Fourth round

Austin Bryant, DE, Thomas Co. Central HS., No. 117, Detroit

Riley Ridley, WR, UGA, No. 126, Chicago

Fifth round

D’Andre Walker, OLB, UGA/Langston Hughes HS, No. 168, Tennessee

Darius Slayton, WR, Greater Atlanta Christian, No. 171, N.Y. Giants 

Sixth round

Lamont Galliard, C, UGA, No. 179, Arizona

Duke Shelley, CB, Tucker HS, No. 205, Chicago 

Seventh round

Isaac Nauta, TE, UGA, No. 224, Detroit

Darryl Johnson, OLB, Camden County HS, No. 225, Buffalo

Dontavius Russell, DT, Carrollton HS, No. 235, Jacksonville

Terry Godwin, WR, UGA/Callaway HS, No. 237, Carolina

Stephen Denmark, CB, Valdosta State, No. 238, Chicago

Cortez Broughton, DT, Veterans HS, No. 242, L.A. Chargers

Ken Webster, CB, Stockbridge HS, No. 252, New England 

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