Nacoby Dean pulled back the curtain on why he’s the Philadelphia Eagles general manager and observed that Florida alum Howie Roseman is making so many Georgia Bulldogs.
Former Georgia great Nacoby Dean has a great explanation for why Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is so Dawgs, even though he’s a Florida Gator.
Dean appeared on Friday’s episode Good morning Football talk Birds, Dawgs and BirdDawgs. After being a huge part of Georgia’s national championship-winning defense in 2021, the unanimous All-American quarterback fell to the Eagles in the third round, helping them make their first trip to the Super Bowl since winning it in 2017. of course they needed more Dawgs.
Here’s what Dean had to say about Roseman’s draft strategy, which is to get the best players available.
“I think our GM Howie Roseman has done a good job of drafting those guys this year. I think he picked the best guys available. I don’t think he has anything for Georgia [players], especially being from Florida. I think he picked the best guys available. He called me a lot asking about those guys, Kelly, Jalen and Nolan. I want to feel like I’m going to do something with it. … After the project was over, I sent him a little ‘Go Dawgs.'”
Dean and defensive tackle Jordan Davis were drafted out of Georgia last year. Last month, the Eagles picked up three more former college teammates of Dean and Davis in defensive tackle Jalen Carter, edge rusher Nolan Smith and defensive back Kelly Ringo. Not long after the draft, the Eagles traded former Georgia star D’Andre Swift in a trade with the Detroit Lions.
Sometimes, you just need more Dawgs!
Nacoby Dean explains why Philadelphia Eagles GM Howie Roseman loves the Dawgs
It’s really quite simple. Roseman’s perceived affinity for all things Dougs has everything to do with Georgia being the top program in the country right now, not Roseman’s heel. For years, Alabama had the best players in college football. While the Crimson Tide still put a lot of guys in the league, it’s the dawn of the Dawg as Kirby Smart looks to grow his empire.
While there’s almost no way Roseman will draft every Georgia defensive player under the sun next spring, there is a pro football factory in Athens. As long as Smart and his staff continue to recruit at a high level and the players continue to perform on the field, it will be difficult to slow down this mean machine in red and black. There is nothing better in the world for me, but you are not me either…
After all, the Eagles should be in good shape going forward as well. They have a young star quarterback in Jalen Hurts as well as a defense loaded with absolute…DAWGS. As long as Nick Sirianni can maintain a quality coaching staff, the Birds should be the talk of the NFC. Roseman is as good as they get from a front office perspective, but Sirianni’s staff will be key in all of this.
Look for Roseman to continue to develop the best players available, no matter what school they come from.