37 players with Georgia ties to participate in NFL combine

FLOWERY BRANCH – Once again, with 37 players set to participate, Georgia will be well represented at the scouting combine, which starts today and runs through Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Players start arriving today. There would have been 38, but Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson has his invitation revoked after being indicted on rape charges.

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Credit: D. Orlando Ledbetter

The on-field workouts will start on Friday.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, Feb. 20: Specialists, offensive linemen, tight ends

Saturday, Feb. 21: Quarterbacks, running backs wide receivers

Sunday: Feb. 22: Defensive linemen, linebackers

Monday, Feb. 23: Defensive backs

The number is up from last season when 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:


DeAndre Smelter, WR, Georgia Tech

Darren Waller, WR, Georgia Tech


Toddy Gurley, RB, Georgia

Chris Conley, WR, Georgia

Amarlo Herrera, LB, Georgia

Damian Swann, CB, Georgia

Ramik Wilson, LB, Georgia


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Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina, Stephenson High

Mario Alford, CB, West Virginia, Greenville

Rory “Busta” Anderson, TE, South Carolina, McEachern High

Nick Marshall, QB/DB, Auburn, Wilcox County High

Gabe Wright, DT, Auburn, Columbus Carver High

Xzavier Dickson, LB, Alabama, Griffin High

Austin Shepherd, OT, Alabama, Buford High

Blake Sims, QB, Alabama, Gainesville High

Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson, Adairsville High.

Corey Crawford, DE, Clemson, Columbus Carver High

Grady Jarrett, DT, Clemson, Rockdale County High

Garry Peters, CB, Clemson, Heritage High

Justin Coleman, DB, Tennessee, Brunswick High

Derrick Lott, DE, Tennessee-Chatt, North Cobb (6-4, 303)

Henry Anderson, DE, Stanford, Woodward Academy, 6-6, 287)

Neiron Ball, CB, Florida, Jackson

Detrick Bonner, FS, Virginia Tech, McDonough Luella High

Trent Brown, OL, Florida, Albany Westover

Geremy Davis, WR, Connecticut, Norcross

Bud Dupree, LB, Kentucky, Wilkinson County

Cameron Erving, OT, Florida State, Colquitt County

Max Garcia, C, Florida, Norcross

Rashad Greene WR, Florida State, St. Thomas Aquinas/Albany Westover

Zach Hodges, DE, Harvard, (Exeter Academy/Tri-Cities)

Lorenzo Mauldin, DE, Louisville, Maynard Jackson High

Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary, Ola High from McDonough

Keith Mumphery, WR, Michigan State, Dooly County (Vienna, Ga)

Steven Nelson, CB, Oregon State, Northside, Warner Robbins, Ga.

Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida, Arabia Mountain High (Lithonia, Ga)

Preston Smith, DL, Mississippi State, Stephenson High

Here's Mayock's ratings of the top five players heading into the combine.


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