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97 John Atkins NT

Georgia Bulldogs

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Strong-upper bodied nose tackle with slow feet and not enough sand in his pants to hold his ground against doubles. Some hand-fighting skills help him as a pass-rusher.

College Recap:

A 247Sports Composite three-star recruit out of Thomson, Georgia, Atkins played in 20 games in his first two seasons with limited stats, totaling 21 tackles (one for loss) over the two-year span. He made nine starts as a redshirt junior in 2016, recording 22 total tackles (1.5 for loss) and defending two passes. He was also utilized in short-yardage situations on offense.

Atkins made 14 starts as a senior while playing in all 15 games, finishing with a career-best 38 total tackles (one for loss), a pass defensed and a fumble recovery. -- R.J. White

Game Log
09/02APLSTW 31-10000.000000
09/09@NDW 20-19000.000000
09/16SAMFW 42-14000.000000
09/23MISSSTW 31-3000.000000
09/30@TENNW 41-0000.000000
10/14MIZZOUW 53-28000.000000
10/28@FLAW 42-7000.000000
11/04SCW 24-10000.000000
11/11@AUBURNL 17-40000.000000
11/18UKW 42-13000.000000
11/25@GATECHW 38-7000.000000
12/02@AUBURNW 28-7000.000000
01/01@OKLAW 54-48000.000000
01/08BAMAL 23-26000.000000

Player Info

Thomson, GA, USA
Georgia Bulldogs