Nauta played three seasons for the Bulldogs, tallying up 38 receptions for 905 yards and eight touchdowns in 33 games played. He set career highs almost across the board in 2018 catching 30 passes for 430 yards and three touchdowns.
The tight end was a five star recruit coming out of Florida’s IMG Academy, and chose to return to the state of his birth for college when he committed to Georgia.
He is the second tight end selected by the Lions in the 2019 draft, behind first round pick T.J. Hockenson.
Lions remaining picks
- Round 7, Pick 15 (229 overall)
Top remaining needs for Lions:
Cornerback Tight end Wide receiver EDGE Linebacker Safety
- Backup QB
NFL Draft schedule
What: Rounds 4-7 of the NFL Draft
When: Saturday, April 27, Noon ET
Where: Nashville, TN
TV: NFL Network, ESPN, ABC
Time per pick: Rounds 4-6: 5 minutes; Round 7: 4 minutes
Estimated time of Lions picks:
- Pick 229 overall: ~5:49 p.m. ET