Georgia Bulldogs send annual, routine group of prospects to NFL Draft



Four more Georgia Bulldogs players were picked on the final day of the NFL Draft Saturday. Cornerback Sanders Commings and Wide Receiver Tavarres King were selected in the fifth round while Defensive End Cornelius Washington and Safety Bacarri Rambo (man is that a fun name to say) were picked in the sixth round.

Commings was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs with pick No. 134, and King followed at No. 161 to the Denver Broncos. In the next round, Washington was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 188th pick and Rambo was taken with the 191st pick by the Washington Redskins.

A total of eight Georgia Bulldogs were taken in the draft. Linebackers Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree headlined the Georgia Bulldogs draft class on Thursday; going 17th and 30th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, respectively. Georgia’s eight players drafted in this year’s draft ties a school-record set back in 2002.

Commings, a native of Augusta, Ga., is just the second Georgia Bulldogs to ever be drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs as former Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Justin Houston was selected by Kansas City in 2011.

Tavarres King, a product of Mount Airy, Ga., is the first Georgia Bulldogs to be selected by the Broncos since Knowshon Moreno went to Denver in 2009. King finished his career ranked third all-time at UGA with 21 receiving touchdowns and fourth all-time with 2,602 receiving yards. He notched seven 100-yard receiving games during his five years in Athens.

Cornelius Washington, a Hephzibah, Ga., native, is the 17th Georgia Bulldogs player ever taken by the Chicago Bears. He was named to the Butkus Award Watch List in 2012. The redshirt senior appeared in 14 games, making 10 starts during his senior campaign. A highlight came during the third quarter of the SEC Championship game when he blocked a field goal that was returned by teammate Alec Ogletree for a touchdown. Washington had 10.5 career sacks, five of which came during his junior season. He appeared in 51 games for the Georgia Bulldogs over four seasons making 76 total tackles.

Bacarri Rambo, originally from Donalsonville, Ga., is the 15th Georgia Bulldogs player ever to be selected by the Washington Redskins. His three interceptions in 2012 gave him a career total of 16—tying Jake Scott’s school record for career interceptions. In 2011, he was named a first team All-American by a whole boatload of publications.

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