Patrick Mahomes, Mike Evans And MeCole Hardman Debate Who Would Win In An All-Star Game: The State Of Texas Or Georgia

Ahhhh the age-old debate: which state produces the best football players. Is it Texas? Florida? Georgia? California?

Who is right? We'll never know the true answer, but we can speculate. That's exactly what Shehan Jeyarajah did with current NFL players. 

Texas Offense vs. Georgia Defense

Texas

QB: Patrick Mahomes or Drew Brees Or Kyler Murray

RB: Adrian Peterson, Aaron Jones

WR: Michael Crabtree, Mike Evans, Emmanuel Sanders

TE: Vance McDonald

OL: Trent Williams, Marshall Newhouse, Joey Hunt, Marcus Cannon, Lane Johnson

Georgia

DL: Cam Heyward, Bruce Irvin, Grady Jarrett

LB: Thomas Davis, Justin Houston, Vic Beasley, Tevin Smith

DB: Antoine Bethea, Reshad Jones, Casey Heyward, Darius Slay

Winner: In a close one, Texas has the edge. That's a hell of a defense from Georgia, but Texas has more talent. 

Georgia Offense vs. Texas Defense

Georgia:

QB: Deshaun Watson or Cam Newton

RB: Alvin Kamara, Nick Chubb

WR: Tyreek Hill, Breshad Perriman, Mecole Hardman

TE: Evan Engram

OL: Trent Brown, James Carpenter, David Andrews, Chris Hubbard, Orlando Brown

Texas:

DL: Myles Garrett, Malcolm Brown, Jerry Hughes

LB: Von Miller, Elandon Roberts, Tyus Bower, Craig Robertson

DB: Earl Thomas, Jamaal Adams, Xavien Howard, Adrian Phillips

Winner: Draw. I'd give it to Georgia, but the lack of WR talent is tough. Tyreek can only help you so much. 

Game winner: I'd take Texas here. I bet they'd be favorite by 3-5 points or so. Would be a great game in a perfect world.

If you were to compare positions of current players, this is who I'd give the edge to

QB: Texas

RB: Georgia

WR: Texas

TE: Texas

OL: Texas

DL: Georgia

LB: Texas

DB: Texas

Texas is up 6-2. 

Before we go, I want to get to the obvious: there are different populations. 

Georgia: 10.62 million

Texas: 29 million

When you take that into account, Georgia has the better players per capita. 

In 2019, NFL players:

Georgia: 88 (1 player per 120,681 citizens)

Texas: 119 (1 player per 243,697 citizens)