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Two Dawgs Selected on Day Three, Round Out 2024 NFL Draft

UGA Sports Communications


Two more Dawgs were selected in the fifth and sixth rounds to cap off the third and final day of the 2024 NFL Draft on Saturday.

 

The draft weekend’s conclusion brings Georgia’s 2024 total to eight players selected, marking the fourth-most taken in a class in program history and the Kirby Smart era.

 

Junior center Sedrick Van Pran was the first Dawg taken on day three, selected by the Buffalo Bills as the 141st overall pick (sixth pick of the fifth round). The selection marks the third Bulldog offensive lineman picked by the Bills and the first since Cordy Glenn in 2012. Georgia has had nine players selected by Buffalo, with three coming in the last five years (Jake Fromm - 2020, James Cook - 2022, Sedrick Van Pran - 2024).

 

In the following round, senior defensive lineman Zion Logue was selected by the Atlanta Falcons as the 197th overall pick (21st pick of the sixth round). Logue is the first Dawg defensive lineman prospect selected by the Falcons and first defensive player since Akeem Dent in 2011. Georgia has had 12 players drafted by Atlanta since 1968, with Logue being the third in the last three seasons to remain in-state (Justin Shaffer & John Fitzpatrick - 2022).

 

Van Pran, a native of New Orleans, La., was a three-year starter at center, playing in all 44 games of his Georgia career while serving as a key piece in the Dawgs’ back-to-back national championship campaigns in 2021 and 2022. A team captain in 2023, Van Pran’s performance over the course of the season earned him honors as the recipient of the SEC Jacobs Blocking Trophy and finalist consideration for the Rimington Trophy. Van Pran was named a First Team All-American by ESPN and Sports Illustrated while earning an SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honor after his performance against South Carolina. Prior to his junior season, Van Pran was named to the Preseason Media Days All-SEC First Team as well as the Outland Trophy, Lombardi Award, and Senior Bowl watch lists.

 

Logue, a native of Lebanon, Tenn., started in 16 of 50 games played through five seasons with the Bulldogs, where he tallied 52 total tackles including 28 solo stops with 4.5 coming for loss of yardage. The senior also registered 1.5 sacks, three passes deflected and a forced fumble and recovery. In 2023, Logue started in 10 games and posted a career-high 17 tackles, largely contributing to a defense that ranked fifth nationally in Scoring Defense (15.6 points/game).

 

With the selection of Amarius Mims on Thursday and Van Pran on Saturday, Georgia has now had two or more offensive lineman taken in a draft in each of the last five seasons.

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