FLOWERY BRANCH — We are powering through the list of 330 players invited to the NFL scouting combine.
As we find the locals with Georgia connections, we will post them until we have the list completed.
Here’s our latest find:
Jarrad Davis, Florida, 6-2, 238, LB, Camden County, Kingsland. He had 201 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 38 games with the Gators. He played in high school for legendary coach Jeff Herron, who recently left Grayson to take a college job at South Carolina. NFLDraftScout.com has Davis rated as the third highest inside linebacker and projects that he’ll be selected in the second round.
Here are players with Georgia connections, who have been invited to the combine:
Montravius Adams: Auburn defensive lineman from Vienna (Dooly County High School) was a 2012 AJC Super 11 selection.
Erik Austell, Charleston Southern, 6-4, 285, OL, Central Fellowship Christian Academy in Macon. Was born Warner Robins. Graduated with a Criminal Justice Degree in May of 2016. Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management. He started 10 games and graded out at 91.4% in the 2016 season. He led the Bucs with 84 knockdown blocks. He was a part of an offensive line that powered the nation’s sixth-best rushing attack and amassed 500-plus yards of offense in four games. NFLDraftScout.com has Russell ranked as the 25th best guard in the draft.
Harrison Butker: Georgia Tech’s kicker from Decatur played at Westminster. His longest kick made in college was 53 yards. He finished his college career with a 71.7% field-goal percentage.
Chris Carson, Oklahoma State, 6-1, 215, RB, Parkview, Lilburn. Originally signed with Georgia out of high school, but ended up at Butler (Kan.) Community College. Carson earned a reputation as a powerful runner during his two seasons on the OSU roster, leading the team in yards and carries as a junior then playing a prominent role as a punishing runner in last season’s offense. Despite missing some time due to injury, Carson finished his senior season with a team-best nine rushing touchdowns, gaining 559 yards on 82 carries for an average of 6.8 yards per carry.
Robert Davis: Georgia State wide receiver (three-time All-Sun Belt Conference selection) is from Warner Robins and played high school football at Northside-Warner Robins.
Evan Engram: Mississippi wide receiver is from Powder Springs. He played at Hillgrove High School.
Alvin Kamara: Tennessee running back from Norcross also played at Alabama and Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College.
Carl Lawson: Auburn defensive line man from Alpharetta (Milton High School) was among the Tigers’ career sack leaders with 14.0 in 33 games.
Jeremiah Ledbetter: Arkansas defensive lineman played at Gainesville High School. He is the son of former Oklahoma wishbone fullback Weldon Ledbetter (1979-1982) (FULL DISCLOSURE: Cousin of D. Orlando Ledbetter.)
Isaiah McKenzie: Georgia wide receiver and kick return specialist Isaiah McKenzie spent three seasons in Athens. He played high school football in Miami.
Stanley “Boom” Williams: Kentucky running back from Monroe (George Walton Academy) compiled 2,025 yards over his final two seasons with the Wildcats.
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