Milledgeville's Bullard goes second round; celebration breaks out


Photo by Tony Walsh, University of Georgia

Javon Bullard is now the highest NFL Draft pick ever to come out of Baldwin County.

Bullard, Baldwin High Class of 2021, was chosen on Friday night with pick No. 58 by the Green Bay Packers, a team seemingly on the rise. Despite having the fourth-youngest roster in NFL history last season, Green Bay advanced to the second round of the playoffs earlier this year and gave eventual NFC champion San Francisco all they could handle.

Bullard celebrated at his parent's home alongside family, friends, media members and his agent. Some party-goers chose to focus on recording the big moment on their phone, despite the fact that there was a professional camera crew right there, which seems sort of pointless. Bullard's "spirited" reaction upon hearing the news began gaining plenty of traction on Twitter, especially among Green Bay fans...— IKE Packers Podcast (@IKE_Packers) April 27, 2024 " url_source=""><!-- EMBEDDED T.CO URL:"></a></p>— IKE Packers Podcast (@IKE_Packers) <a href="…">April 27, 2024</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script> -->

Bullard then gave an interview to WMAZ/Channel 13 sports guy Connor Hines, promising Hines that he "had his coat packed." ChatGPT, for whatever it's worth, is strongly in favor of dressing in insulated layers during the harsh Wisconsin winters, while also touting the benefits of thermal drawers, boots, warm trousers hats, gloves and a scarf...

"I'm extremely grateful. Words can't even describe how I feel right now. You dream of this moment, and even when the moment is here, it still doesn't seem real. I'm just blessed," added Bullard...

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