Georgia Tech and NFL draft…live

Derrick Morgan greets Demaryius Thomas in New York earlier this week. AP

Derrick Morgan greets Demaryius Thomas in New York earlier this week. AP

You’re looking live at my sister’s basement, which is an homage to the Steelers, I’m sad to say.

Nevertheless, might the Steelers select one of the Georgia Tech’s three first-round prospects in tonight’s NFL Draft?

Depending upon which mock draft you read (there really should be more of those, btw), it’s really hard to predict where Derrick Morgan, Demaryius Thomas and Jonathan Dwyer will go tonight. Though the Steelers with the 18th pick are a possibility for all three players.

But it should be a banner day for the Yellow Jackets, which only once before has had more than one player selected in the first round of the draft. That came in 1979 when the Packers selected running back Eddie Lee Ivery with the 15th pick and the Los Angeles Rams selected Kent Hill with the 26th pick.

Demaryius Thomas and other draft prospects ring the bell at the NYSE. AP

Demaryius Thomas and other draft prospects ring the bell at the NYSE. AP

Georgia Tech’s first round selections:

Year, Player, Team, Selection

2007 Calvin Johnson, Lions, 2

1998 Keith Brooking, Falcons, 12

1992 Marco Coleman, Dolphins, 12

1979 Eddie Lee Ivery, Packers, 15

1979 Kent Hill, Rams, 26

1964 Ted Davis, Chargers, 8

1963 Rufus Guthrie, Rams, 10

1955 Larry Morris, Rams, 6

1945 Eddie Prokop, Boston Patriots, 4

Overall, Tech has had 200 players selected.

48 comments Add your comment

KC in Smyrna

April 22nd, 2010
7:27 pm

Got a feeling Thomas is going higher than rated. I’d like to think he wouldn’t go to New York if he didn’t have a good feeling he was going much earlier.

Doug Roberson

April 22nd, 2010
7:32 pm

I agree. As of a month ago, he was going to have a draft party at his dad’s house.

GTFan478

April 22nd, 2010
7:39 pm

I still think all three are first round picks. If some one misses out on Dwyer their fault. Doug do you know if Dwyer is there?

Cleveland, OH jacket

April 22nd, 2010
7:50 pm

Dwyer’s not there….but I’m thinking that he will be a sleeper 1st rounder.

Doug Roberson

April 22nd, 2010
7:52 pm

Dwyer is not there. He is in Atlanta. ESPN’s Todd McShay had Dwyer dropping to the 4th round in his latest mock draft, which I found inexplicable.

Stinger

April 22nd, 2010
7:55 pm

National Championship here we come. Oh by the way just a friendly reminder 25-6 still hurts doesn’t it? You walked this state.

Stinger

April 22nd, 2010
7:56 pm

Doug Roberson

April 22nd, 2010
8:00 pm

Is football played outside of the Big 12, sheesh.

Doug Roberson

April 22nd, 2010
8:04 pm

I’m not sure Ditka got any makeup for that Coors Light commercial, or he had a few frosty beverages before the shoot. Yikes.

Doug Roberson

April 22nd, 2010
8:26 pm

Uh oh, the Raiders are next. Would you like to see Morgan go to the black hole of quality that is Oakland?

Doug Roberson

April 22nd, 2010
8:29 pm

There’s your first ???? moment, courtesy of the Raiders.

ACC CHAMPS!

April 22nd, 2010
8:30 pm

do you think Chan Gailey picks Derrick Morgan?

ACC CHAMPS!

April 22nd, 2010
8:32 pm

glad Derrick isn’t playing for Gailey thank God

Liebs

April 22nd, 2010
8:33 pm

Hope Morgan actually goes in the top 15

GTGreg

April 22nd, 2010
8:34 pm

Chan picked Spiller?

Doug Roberson

April 22nd, 2010
8:43 pm

I would think Morgan will go to the Dolphins after this recent trade.

Doug Roberson

April 22nd, 2010
8:46 pm

Well, now the Chargers have moved up for the dolphins’ pick.

Doug Roberson

April 22nd, 2010
8:47 pm

Could Dwyer go to the Chargers? They need a RB? Or will geographic prejudice take over and they select the cat from Fresno State?

GT12

April 22nd, 2010
8:49 pm

I’ve thought for a while that Dwyer would be perfect for the Chargers.

GT12

April 22nd, 2010
8:51 pm

But I guess they don’t agree…

Doug Roberson

April 22nd, 2010
8:51 pm

The Eagles are now next. Morgan grew up an Eagles fan, if memory serves.

Cleveland, OH jacket

April 22nd, 2010
8:56 pm

Nope he grew up a 49ers fan. He did an interview with a local new station in Atlanta.

Liebs

April 22nd, 2010
8:57 pm

Damn, now Morgan isn’t even the first DE taken.

Cleveland, OH jacket

April 22nd, 2010
8:57 pm

Are you serious!?!?! Graham over Morgan…..ugh

Doug Roberson

April 22nd, 2010
8:58 pm

Cleveland: Thanks for that tidbit.

AlabamaRamblinwreck

April 22nd, 2010
9:06 pm

I’m shocked. I really thought he would go to Seattle, since they lost 2 DE’s over the offseason.

AlabamaRamblinwreck

April 22nd, 2010
9:07 pm

Graham is NOT better than DMO. bottomline.

AlabamaRamblinwreck

April 22nd, 2010
9:08 pm

Kiper’s best available looks like a joke right now

AlabamaRamblinwreck

April 22nd, 2010
9:08 pm

I am glad Clausen isn’t getting picked so far…he is a BRAT!

Cleveland, OH jacket

April 22nd, 2010
9:12 pm

Ya…Clausen that high is a joke. After that his big board looks legit….just weird picks skewing it….plus it’s a value pick….not a pick based on what teams need positions filled.

Coach Hewitt..

April 22nd, 2010
9:13 pm

williams or paul to the giants….book it…

Nerds!

April 22nd, 2010
9:14 pm

Coach Hewitt..

April 22nd, 2010
9:17 pm

williams to tenn. morgan droppin like a rock…thomas 2nd round, dwyer third round….burnette goes on sat…

ACC CHAMPS!

April 22nd, 2010
9:22 pm

AlabamaRamblinwreck

April 22nd, 2010
9:34 pm

Tenn is a great spot. Jeff Fischer is a great coach to play for. And I can go see him play…so not all bad.

GA Titans

April 22nd, 2010
9:35 pm

Great pick for titans..no way I thought he would fall to us

GT12

April 22nd, 2010
9:50 pm

#1 Receiver taken in the draft!

Buzzzed

April 22nd, 2010
9:51 pm

Awesome, CPJ’s receivers go in the FIRST ROUND. Recruits, get in line.

AlabamaRamblinwreck

April 22nd, 2010
9:53 pm

Dez Bryant = prima donna
BeBe Thomas = coachable and physical beast….
no brainer

Cleveland, OH jacket

April 22nd, 2010
10:08 pm

And the UGA fans shut up quickly…..Wooo! recruits come to GT to be best WR drafted :) hehehe

AlabamaRamblinwreck

April 22nd, 2010
10:09 pm

When you are a great person and have character, you can go ahead of “so-called” more talented players…listen to the folks who love Tebow!!!!!!

AlabamaRamblinwreck

April 22nd, 2010
10:09 pm

I am now a Bronco fan!

Gerald

April 22nd, 2010
10:17 pm

UGA fan pretending to be Coach Hewitt:

Actually both Burnette and Dwyer will be off the board by the end of the second round. Looks like Georgia Tech has matched UGA’s 2 first round picks last year. And when was the last time UGA sent a WR #1 in the draft? Granted, I know that A.J. Green will go #1 next season, probably in the top 5. Still, you had better believe that Tech will use this in recruiting!

Even better … when was the last UGA DL to go in the first round? David Pollack, right? And even he was drafted as an OLB. Hmmm ….

JMB

April 22nd, 2010
10:22 pm

sucks to be a dawg who likes the broncos LOL

Buzzzed

April 22nd, 2010
10:26 pm

Dywer should have stayed another year. No one needs running backs. I thought he was supposed to know this before declaring for the draft.

AlabamaRamblinwreck

April 22nd, 2010
10:33 pm

Dwyer will make good money, and I am not sure that his measurables would have improved in one year anyway. The measurables are what brought him down so far. Not only was his 40 marginal, but his cone drills and weight reps were also sub par for a 1st rounder. I think he will show himself a very good back in the NFL, but the measurables are what put him behind the 8-ball.

Buzzzed

April 22nd, 2010
10:56 pm

Two RBs in the first round and still a ton a great RB still waiting to be drafted. What is the difference in salary between going mid first round compared to upper 3rd round or later 2nd round?

Smitty

April 22nd, 2010
10:56 pm

I am so proud of Bay Bay! He his my cousin. He has come from a very long way… his mom and grandma has been in prison his whole life!! I’m so glad that he has been on the positive side of the stats!!! Lets go Denver!!!