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26 players with Georgia ties invited to NFL scouting combine

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November 28, 2015 Atlanta - Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Terry Godwin (5) gets tackled from behind by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive back D.J. White (28) in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Georgia Bulldogs won 13 - 7 over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

November 28, 2015 Atlanta – Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Terry Godwin (5) gets tackled from behind by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive back D.J. White (28) in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Georgia Bulldogs won 13 – 7 over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

FLOWERY BRANCH – Once again, with 26 players set to participate, Georgia will be well represented at the scouting combine, which starts Tuesday and runs through Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Players start arriving Tuesday for medical exams and interviews. The on-field workouts will start on Friday.

Here’s the schedule:

Former Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins at the Senior Bowl on Media Night. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter)

Former Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins at the Senior Bowl on Media Night. (By D. Orlando Ledbetter)

Friday, Feb. 26: Specialists, offensive linemen, tight ends
Saturday, Feb. 27: Quarterbacks, running backs wide receivers
Sunday: Feb. 28: Defensive linemen, linebackers
Monday, Feb. 29: Defensive backs

The number is down from last season when 37 players with Georgia ties participated at the scouting combine. In 2014, 23 players with state ties participated at the combine. In 2013, there were 29.

In 2012, there were 26. The last time there were 30 or more players with Georgia ties at the combine back was back in 2011, when 31 players were invited.

Here’s a list of the local players:

GEORGIA

Keith Marshall, RB

Leonard Floyd, OLB, Dodge County

Jordan Jenkins, SLB, Harris County

Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Valdosta

John Theus, OT

Ouayvon Hicks, FB, Pierce County

Sterling Bailey, DL, East Hall High

Chris Mayes, DL, Spalding

GEORGIA TECH

Adam Gotsis, DT

D.J. White, CB, Union Grove High

WEST GEORGIA

Dominique Robertson, OL

OTHER PLAYERS FROM GEORGIA WITH COMBINE INVITES

Vadal Alexander, OT, LSU, Buford High

Peyton Barber, RB, Auburn, Milton High

Vonn Bell, CB, Ohio State, Ridgeland

Ronald Blair, DT, Appalachian State, Greene County

Kenyan Drake, RB, Alabama, Hillgrove

Jonathan Jones, DB, Auburn, Carrollton High School

Ufomba Kamalu, DT, Miami, Starr’s Mill High School

Raphael Kirby, LB, Miami, Stephenson High School

Will Monday, P, Duke, Flowery Branch High School

Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Mississippi, Grayson High

Sheldon Rankins, DL, Louisville, Eastside

DeMarcus Robinson, WR, Florida, Peach County

Terrance Smith, LB, Florida State, Southwest DeKalb

Shad Thornton, RB, N.C. State, Liberty County

Stephen Weatherly, OLB, Vanderbilt, Shiloh

Alex Martin Smith and Chris Kirschner, of SECCountry.com, helped compile this list.

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