Twenty-five former Georgia high school football players have been invited to the NFL scouting combine to be held Feb. 26-March 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Georgia’s representation is tied for third-most with California and trails Florida (51) and Texas (31), according to NFL.com. Ohio is next with 20. There are 338 invitees overall.
Today, we’ll take a look at North Carolina A&T defensive end Darryl Johnson:
Darryl Johnson, 6-6, 240, DE, North Carolina A&T, Camden County. He was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s defensive player of the year. The Aggies were 10-2 last season and were ranked third in total defense among the 124 Football Championship Subdivision teams. The Aggies were fifth in scoring defense (14.2 points per game) and fourth in rushing defense (93.9 yards per game). Johnson is a speed rusher who finished tied for eighth in the nation with 10.5 sacks and ninth with 19 tackles for losses. He also finished last season with 50 tackles. The past two MEAC defensive players of the years were both selected high in the draft. Former S.C. State defensive tackle Javon Hargrave was picked by the Steelers in the third round in 2017 and former S.C. State linebacker Darius Leonard was picked by the Colts in the second round last season.
Here are the other players with Georgia connections who have been invited to the combine:
DL - Darryl Johnson, North Carolina AT&T - Camden County
OL - Tyler Jones, N.C. State - Stephenson
LB - Tre Lamar, Clemson - Roswell
DE - Jonathan Ledbetter, Georgia - Tucker
WR - Jakobi Meyers, North Carolina State - Arabia Mountain
TE - Isaac Nauta, Georgia - Buford (graduated from IMG Academy, Florida)
DL - Dontavius Russell, Auburn - Carrollton
WR - Darius Slayton, Auburn - Greater Atlanta Christian
DE - Montez Sweat, Mississippi State - Stephenson
LB - D'Andre Walker, Georgia - Langston Hughes
DB - Ken Webster, Mississippi - Stockbridge
CB - Rock Ya-Sin, Temple - Southwest DeKalb
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