Georgia star LB Nakobe Dean among five Bulldogs underclassmen to declare for NFL draft

Georgia star LB Nakobe Dean among five Bulldogs underclassmen to declare for NFL draft

Georgia star LB Nakobe Dean among five Bulldogs underclassmen to declare for NFL draft Georgia star linebacker Nakobe Dean and playmaking wide receiver George Pickens were among five players from the national championship team to declare for the NFL draft Friday. The Dean and Pickens decisions were widely expected. Dean is rated the No. 8 overall prospect by ESPN’s Todd McShay. Pickens returned from a torn ACL sustained in March to give the Bulldogs' offense a boost in the College Football Playoff. Defensive end Travon Walker, safety Lewis Cine and running back Zamir White also declared for the draft. Dean, the Butkus Award winner for nation’s top linebacker, had 72 tackles this season with six sacks, a team-leading 10½ tackles for loss, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. The junior …
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