Philadelphia Eagles Keep Drafting Georgia Defenders After Nick Sirianni Told Howie Roseman He Liked The Whole Defense

Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni

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Over the past couple of years, there is no team in American sports that has the same level of success as the Georgia Bulldogs.

They have won back to back national titles thanks in large part to one of the nation’s best defense.

Over the last couple of NFL Drafts, the Philadelphia Eagles have seemingly been trying to recreate that defense.

Last year, they drafted Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean. At this year’s NFL Draft, they traded up one spot in round one to bring in Jalen Carter to play next to Davis. Then they used their other 1st round pick to select Nolan Smith.

Today they grabbed Kelee Ringo in Round 4.

It looks like this strategy to just keep drafting Georgia defenders may have stemmed from a comment by Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni.

According to The Atheltic’s Zach Berman, when Sirianni and GM Howie Roseman attended a Bulldogs practice, Roseman asked who Sirianni liked. Sirannia told Roseman he liked the whole defense.

They also haven’t stopped at just bringing in players from Georgia’s defense. Earlier today they made a trade with the Detroit Lions for former Georgia running back D’Andre Swift.

It’s hard to argue with the strategy. The Bulldogs have produced quite a bit of defensive talent in recent years.

Their strategy worked out well for them last year. Davis and Dean weren’t huge impact makers as rookies, but the Philadelphia Eagles made a run to the Super Bowl with the two Bulldogs in their defensive rotation.

Now they find themselves hoping that 4 more Bulldogs are the answer they were looking for to take that last step to win another ring.

With all of the talent they’ve amassed on their roster, betting against that doesn’t seem like a great idea right now.