The Green Bay Packers selected former Georgia defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt with the 28th pick in the 2022 NFL draft.
In his rookie season, Wyatt recorded 224 defensive snaps. Data produced by PFF notes that he registered eight pressures (one sack) and five stops over 113 run-defense snaps and 111 pass-defense snaps.
This season, Wyatt projects to start on the Green Bay defensive line thanks to the departure of two starters from last season.
Defensive coordinator Joe Barry is expecting big things from Wyatt in his second season:
“With anybody up front, you want playmakers,” Barry said Tuesday. “But specifically for defensive linemen, a three-technique, you want disruption…Just to be an all-around disruptive player. He has that ability, he has that quickness, he has that athleticism. Just be a disruptive force in the passing game and the run game as well.”
Wyatt, a Decatur, Georgia, native, was a force on the inside of a historic defense 2021 UGA defense. He finished with 39 stops, 2.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss and 27 pressures during Georgia’s 2021 national title-winning team.