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:
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:
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
Adam Gotsis, DT
D.J. White, CB, Union Grove High
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.