In the first round of the 2018 NFL draft, the Patriots selected two Georgia players: LT Isaiah Wynn and RB Sony Michel – both filling a need of those departed in free agency. Wynn, although undersized, was a dominating pass protector for the Bulldogs in a division filled with elite pass rushers. Michel was electric on the field for Georgia, averaging 7.9 yards per carry and has even received comparisons to Alvin Kamara.
The chemistry between these players will be amazing. Michel and Wynn have known each other since high school and were roommates in college. They are both thrilled to start their career together. When they entered Foxborough, the pair had heard from the Georgia alumni. “David Andrews shot me a text this morning,” Michel said. “Ran into Malcolm just a while ago and it was just great to know Georgia players are back together…”
The Patriots’ Affinity for Georgia Players
Past Bulldogs, such as Malcolm Mitchell and David Andrews, have strived in the Patriots’ system. Mitchell was a fourth-round pick who was a key part of New England’s 2016 Super Bowl win. Andrews went undrafted and worked his way into a starting role in 2015. One other note of importance is that Patriots’ legend Richard Seymour, was also a Bulldog.
Georgia’s Response to the Draft
On Twitter, the Georgia Bulldogs, apart from congratulating their players, posted this in response to the Patriots’ first-round selections:
With all the beautiful weather this week, make sure you take some time to visit our updated North Campus! 👇 pic.twitter.com/KYKNCwRCfq
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) April 30, 2018
It seems that Gillette Stadium has just been a second home for former Bulldogs.