Macon Co's Roquon Smith taken by Chicago in the 1st Round
With the 8th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears selected Georgia LB Roquan Smith. The Macon Co product had 232 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, and 6 and a half sacks during his 3 years in Athens. He was the 2017 Butkus Award winner for the top linebacker in the country. He was a 1st team All-American in 6 publications. He was named the 2017 SEC Defensive player of the year, helping to lead the Bulldogs to a SEC Title and a berth in the National Championship game.