Here are more Georgia facts from the 2021 draft:
-Former Cartersville and Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence became the first Georgia player to go No. 1 overall, to the Jacksonville Jaguars, since Cam Newton of Westlake in 2011. Lawrence is the third overall. Duluth’s George Rogers went No. 1 in 1981.
-The six first-round picks beat the previous high of five from 2005. The ’05 class included another Cartersville legend, Ronnie Brown, who went No. 2 overall. Georgia has produced 30 first-round picks over the past 10 years. By comparison, Georgia had 17 first-round picks from 1990 to 1999 and 16 from 2000 to 2010.
-Six Georgia players became their school’s first player ever drafted. They were Jamin Davis of Long County, Jordan Smith of Lithonia, D’Ante Smith of Grovetown, Michael Carter II of South Paulding, Jalen Camp of South Forsyth and Tommy Tremble of Wesleyan, (Wesleyan graduate David Andrews, the New England Patriots’ center, was undrafted in 2015.)
-Azeez Ojulari, taken in the second round by the New York Giants, is the first Marietta player drafted since former Georgia quarterback Eric Zeier in 1995.
-Three Georgia quarterbacks were taken, all former five-star recruits. They were Lawrence, Justin Fields and Davis Mills. Those are the most Georgia quarterbacks taken since at least 1988, or perhaps ever. Only 14 have gone in the draft since 1995.
-No Georgia high school had more than one player selected, but two cornerbacks from Covington were drafted. Eastside’s Eric Stokes went in the first round to the Green Bay Packers and Newton’s Tay Gowan went in the sixth round to the Arizona Cardinals. Covington also produced recent NFL cornerback Demetrius McCray and four-time Pro Bowl corner Dale Carter, both of Newton.
-The home-state Atlanta Falcons didn’t select a Georgia player. They’ve picked one — cornerback A.J. Terrell of Westlake — in the past six drafts.