Georgia Dominated 2022. How Does 2023 Shape Up?

June 12, 2022 by Staff

It is never too early to begin your preparations for the coming college football season, and after the events of the 2021 calendar, there is every expectation that the 2022 season will pick right up where the last left off with more exciting battles in the months to come.

With Georgia lifting the 2021 College Football Play Off title in thrilling fashion in their 33 to 18 victory over Alabama in Indianapolis, Indiana, spectators in Los Angeles, California, could well be in for a treat as LA plays host to their first ever CFP title game next January.

2022's action sees Week Zero kick off on Saturday, August 27 and a week later we officially have Week One's big kick off and for fans who like a flutter Novibet is one of the many options available.

With the University of Georgia tasting success last term, the NFL Draft handed them another taste of glory this year as Jacksonville Jaguars made Defensive End Travon Walker their No 1 overall pick, putting Georgia into esteemed company with five historic No 1 picks in their history.

With Walker added to the list in 2022, he joined Matthew Stafford (2009), Harry Babcock (1953), Charley Trippi (1945) and Frank Sinkwich (1943) in having that No 1 esteemed honor, and Georgia themselves joined a list of only four colleges to have also boasted five historic No 1 overall picks themselves - Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Southern California being the existing three.

In total, 51 different schools have had a player selected as No 1 overall pick in the NFL draft and it will be interesting to see which school makes it to a total of six first, as it will happen at some point.

There was another reason for the Georgia Bulldogs to have a smile on their collective faces during the last NFL Draft, they also broke the previously held record of 14 picks in total which was set by Ohio State in the 2004 NFL Draft - later tied by Louisiana State University in 2020 - setting a new record of 15.

The Bulldogs actually had five defensive players selected in the first round alone, which was no great surprise after they season they had just had given, their defensive unit boasted a national best 10.2 points per game last time around.

And with a total NFL Draft pick of 15, the University of Georgia were alone responsible for almost a quarter of all the Southeastern Conference's 65 selections - which also tied a record set by the Southeastern Conference back in the 2021 campaign.

With the 2022 NFL Draft also seeing players picked from 105 different schools - a significant increase on the count of 89 schools that were represented in the 2021 NFL Draft - a number of the sports followers will be eagerly awaiting what the coming campaign could bring, as there are numerous records and tallies that could be matched, or solidly beaten in the season ahead.

For now though, the University of Georgia will continue to bask in their success and the headlines they have created, and then it is down to every one else in the game to ensure that they are knocked from the perch they currently hold when August rolls around and the games begin again.