Georgia Tech defensive end Anree Saint-Amour racked up 11 tackles for a loss, 4 sacks and 2 interceptions his senior season.
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Draft interest in Anree Saint-Amour percolating

As the NFL draft approaches, former Georgia Tech defensive end Anree Saint-Amour is generating interest as a potential selection.

Saint-Amour had a private workout Thursday with a team at Tech’s indoor practice facility and has been invited to visit the Cincinnati Bengals next week. The latter is particularly noteworthy, as teams are permitted to invite only 30 draft prospects to their complex.

The draft will be held April 25-27.

“Excited,” Saint-Amour said. “Just ready to go out and see where I’m going to be, what team I’m going to be on and just try to make my way up to the top and make the team.”

Saint-Amour is fully healed from a hamstring injury he suffered March 12 at Tech’s pro day. His leg tightened while he ran the 40-yard dash, and he thus was prevented from performing drills for the scouts and coaches in attendance. While Saint-Amour’s game video from the 2018 season speaks plenty for him – he had four sacks, 12 tackles for loss, nine quarterback hurries and three forced fumbles while playing in a new scheme – it denied him the chance to show how he could move as an outside linebacker, which may be where teams will consider him. (He did work out at a regional combine just before the pro day, catching attention with a time of 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash.)

Saint-Amour was positive about Thursday’s workout, his first.

The coach who ran the workout “coached me up on some things, and I felt like I took it and ran with it and I felt like I showed my explosiveness and everything,” he said. “I felt pretty good about the workout.”

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper said that Saint-Amour could be drafted on the final day, meaning rounds 4-7. He said Saint-Amour is the only Tech player that he tagged with a draftable grade.

“I think you’ve got some pass-rush ability with him, no doubt about it,” Kiper said.

Anree Saint-Amour’s success has delighted his teammates

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