More than 120 Georgians on NFL rosters

More than 120 former Georgia high school players made opening-day NFL rosters as the regular season got under way this week, according to research by MaxPreps and Georgia High School Football Daily.

Eight played in Thursday night's Super Bowl rematch between the Broncos and Panthers, won by the Broncos 21-20. Those eight included reigning MVP Cam Newton of Westlake and the Panthers.

Many Georgia players made NFL rosters for the first time. Those included 2016 first-round draft picks Leonard Floyd of Dodge County (Bears), Sheldon Rankins of Eastside (Saints) and Robert Nkemdiche of Grayson (Cardinals).

The Georgia high schools with the most players on opening-day players are Peachtree Ridge, Stephenson and Westlake with four each.

The NFL team with the most Georgia players is the Chiefs with eight.

Within a few days, MaxPreps will report on how Georgia's totals compare to other states. In recent years, Georgia has trailed only California, Texas and Florida in NFL players.

Please report any omissions below. The NFL does not provide these lists nor report players' high schools in every case.

POS Player High School College NFL
LB Vic Beasley Adairsville Clemson Atlanta Falcons
WR Breshad Perriman Arabia Mountain Central Florida Baltimore Ravens
CB Darius Slay Brunswick Mississippi State Detroit Lions
CB Justin Coleman Brunswick Tennessee New England Patriots
OG Vadal Alexander Buford LSU Oakland Raiders
DE Cornelius Washington Burke County Georgia Chicago Bears
DT Davonte Lambert Burke County Auburn Tampa Bay Buccaneers
FS J.J. Wilcox Cairo Georgia Southern Dallas Cowboys
CB Chris Lewis-Harris Campbell UT-Chattanooga Cincinnati Bengals
CB Jonathan Jones Carrollton Auburn New England Patriots
LS Josh Harris Carrollton Auburn Atlanta Falcons
G Chris Hubbard Carver (Columbus) UAB Pittsburgh Steelers
RB Isaiah Crowell Carver (Columbus) Alabama State Cleveland Browns
OLB Jarvis Jones Carver (Columbus) Georgia Pittsburgh Steelers
LB Gerald Rivers Cedar Grove Mississippi Houston Texans
G Clint Boling Chattahoochee Georgia Cincinnati Bengals
WR Tyreek Hill Coffee West Alabama Kansas City Chiefs
OL Cameron Erving Colquitt County Florida State Cleveland Browns
P Chris Jones Coosa Carson-Newman Dallas Cowboys
FS Eric Berry Creekside Tennessee Kansas City Chiefs
OLB Leonard Floyd Dodge County Georgia Chicago Bears
WR Keith Mumphery Dooly County Michigan State Houston Texans
LB Daryl Smith Dougherty Georgia Tech Tampa Bay Buccaneers
FB Mike Tolbert Douglas County Coastal Carolina Carolina Panthers
ILB Akeem Dent Douglass Georgia Houston Texans
DT Garrison Smith Douglass Georgia Seattle Seahawks
OLB Erik Walden Dublin Middle Tennessee Indianapolis Colts
DB Corey White Dunwoody Samford Buffalo Bills
SS Shawn Williams Early County Georgia Cincinnati Bengals
DT Sheldon Rankins Eastside Louisville New Orleans Saints
DB Buster Skrine Etowah UT-Chattanooga New York Jets
DB Brandon Boykin Fayette County Georgia Chicago Bears
QB Connor Shaw Flowery Branch South Carolina Chicago Bears
FS Kendrick Lewis Gainesville Ole Miss Baltimore Ravens
CB Damian Swann Grady Georgia New Orleans Saints
DT Robert Nkemdiche Grayson Mississippi Arizona Cardinals
DE Ronald Blair Greene County Appalachian State San Francisco 49ers
DB Corey Moore Griffin Georgia Houston Texans
RB Bobby Rainey Griffin Western Kentucky New York Giants
WR Tavarres King Habersham Central Georgia New York Giants
SS Kelcie McCray Hardaway Arkansas State Seattle Seahawks
DE Marcus Smith Hardaway Louisville Philadelphia Eagles
OLB Jordan Jenkins Harris County Georgia New York Jets
DE Charles Johnson Hawkinsville Georgia Carolina Panthers
G James Carpenter Hephzibah Alabama New York Jets
RB Kenyan Drake Hillgrove Alabama Miami Dolphins
OLB Neiron Ball Jackson Florida Oakland Raiders
OLB Lorenzo Mauldin Jackson (Atlanta) Louisville New York Jets
DE Anthony Lanier Jenkins Alabama A&M Washington Redskins
WR Harry Douglas Jonesboro Louisville Tennessee Titans
DB Brian Randolph Kell Tennessee Tennessee Titans
ILB Wesley Woodyard LaGrange Kentucky Tennessee Titans
LB Antwione Williams Lovejoy Georgia Southern Detroit Lions
G Chris Scott Lovejoy Tennessee Carolina Panthers
OLB Telvin Smith Lowndes Florida State Jacksonville Jaguars
LB Kevin Byard M.L. King LSU Tennessee Titans
DE Allen Bailey McIntosh Co. Academy Miami Kansas City Chiefs
OLB Robert Mathis McNair Alabama A&M Indianapolis Colts
RB Peyton Barber Milton Auburn Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DE Stephon Tuitt Monroe Area Notre Dame Pittsburgh Steelers
OLB Alec Ogletree Newnan Georgia Los Angeles Rams
WR Brice Butler Norcross San Diego State Dallas Cowboys
OG Max Garcia Norcross Florida Denver Broncos
SS Morgan Burnett North Clayton Georgia Tech Green Bay Packers
TE Darren Waller North Cobb Georgia Tech Baltimore Ravens
TE C.J. Uzomah North Gwinnett Auburn Cincinnati Bengals
TE Jared Cook North Gwinnett South Carolina Green Bay Packers
T Ja'Wuan James North Gwinnett Tennessee Miami Dolphins
WR Chris Conley North Paulding Georgia Kansas City Chiefs
K Will Lutz Northgate Georgia State New Orleans Saints
DT Abry Jones Northside (W. Robins) Georgia Jacksonville Jaguars
CB Steven Nelson Northside (W. Robins) Oregon State Kansas City Chiefs
QB Zach Mettenberger Oconee County LSU Pittsburgh Steelers
WR Demarcus Robinson Peach County Florida Kansas City Chiefs
FS Bradley Roby Peachtree Ridge Ohio State Denver Broncos
DE Cameron Heyward Peachtree Ridge Ohio State Pittsburgh Steelers
P Drew Butler Peachtree Ridge Georgia Arizona Cardinals
MLB Kevin Minter Peachtree Ridge LSU Arizona Cardinals
DB Casey Hayward Perry Vanderbilt San Diego Chargers
OLB Thomas Davis Randolph-Clay Georgia Carolina Panthers
FS Vonn Bell Ridgeland Ohio State New Orleans Saints
T Cordy Glenn Riverdale Georgia Buffalo Bills
DT Grady Jarrett Rockdale County Clemson Atlanta Falcons
OLB Neville Hewitt Rockdale County Marshall Miami Dolphins
P Marquette King Rutland Fort Valley State Oakland Raiders
DE Kedric Golston Sandy Creek Georgia Washington Redskins
RB Rajion Neal Sandy Creek Tennessee Cleveland Browns
OLB Philip Wheeler Shaw Georgia Tech Atlanta Falcons
DT Chris Mayes Spalding Georgia Atlanta Falcons
DB Brynden Trawick Sprayberry Troy Oakland Raiders
RB Jerick McKinnon Sprayberry Georgia Southern Minnesota Vikings
P Sam Martin Starr's Mill Appalachian State Detroit Lions
FB Zach Laskey Starr's Mill Georgia Tech Los Angeles Rams
OLB Justin Houston Statesboro Georgia Kansas City Chiefs
LB Bruce Irvin Stephenson West Virginia Oakland Raiders
LB Kelvin Sheppard Stephenson LSU New York Giants
RB Mike Davis Stephenson South Carolina San Francisco 49ers
LB Preston Smith Stephenson Mississippi State Washington Redskins
DT Brandon Thompson Thomasville Clemson Cincinnati Bengals
SS Da'Norris Searcy Towers North Carolina Tennessee Titans
WR Quan Bray Troup Auburn Indianapolis Colts
CB A.J. Bouye Tucker Central Florida Houston Texans
WR Dwayne Harris Tucker East Carolina New York Giants
CB Darqueze Dennard Twiggs County Michigan State Cincinnati Bengals
CB D.J. White Union Grove Georgia Tech Kansas City Chiefs
WR Malcolm Mitchell Valdosta Georgia New England Patriots
DB Leodis McKelvin Ware County Troy Philadelphia Eagles
SS Reshad Jones Washington Georgia Miami Dolphins
DT T.Y. McGill Wayne County N.C. State Indianapolis Colts
OG Tre Jackson Wayne County Florida State New England Patriots
C David Andrews Wesleyan Georgia New England Patriots
WR Demaryius Thomas West Laurens Georgia Tech Denver Broncos
CB Adam Jones Westlake West Virginia Cincinnati Bengals
QB Cam Newton Westlake Auburn Carolina Panthers
G Chance Warmack Westlake Alabama Tennessee Titans
LB Edwin Jackson Westlake Georgia Southern Indianapolis Colts
WR Rashad Greene Westover Florida State Jacksonville Jaguars
OT Trent Brown Westover Florida San Francisco 49ers
CB Kareem Jackson Westside (Macon) Alabama Houston Texans
OLB Bud Dupree Wilkinson County Kentucky Pittsburgh Steelers
DE Henry Anderson Woodward Academy Stanford Indianapolis Colts

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