Draft prospect Van Pran returns to Dawgs for '23

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Georgia center Sedrick Van Pran, who has started 30 straight games and is the No. 3 draft-eligible center, will return to the Bulldogs for the 2023 season.

Georgia Bulldogs' Sedrick Van Pran returning for 2023 season play Georgia's journey to becoming top dogs once again (2:20) Rece Davis chronicles how Georgia established itself as the standard-bearer in college football after winning back-to-back championships. (2:20) 1:25 PM ET Adam RittenbergESPN Senior Writer Close College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University. Georgia Bulldogs center Sedrick Van Pran is returning to the two-time defending national champions for the 2023 season. "One more year in Athens!" Van Pran posted to Twitter on Friday, as the NFL released the list of underclassmen granted special eligibility for the draft. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound Van Pran completed his third season at Georgia, having started at center for the past two years while serving as a co-captain for five games in 2022. ESPN's Mel Kiper and Todd McShay both list Van Pran as their No. 3 draft-eligible center, behind Minnesota's John Michael Schmitz and Michigan's Olu Oluwatimi . Van Pran appears at No. 74 overall on ESPN's list of draft prospects. Van Pran earned second-team All-SEC honors this past season. He has been the iron man for Georgia's celebrated offensive line, starting 30 consecutive games. Georgia loses starting tackles Broderick Jones and Warren McClendon but will return Van Pran and guards Xavier Truss and Tate Ratledge on the interior.