GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 05: Bo Nix #10 of the Auburn Tigers is pressured by Jonathan Greenard #58 of the Florida Gators during the first quarter of a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
Photo: James Gilbert/Getty Images
Photo: James Gilbert/Getty Images

NFL combine invitee: Jonathan Greenard, DL, Florida/Louisville, (Hiram HS)

Thirty-two players with Georgia connections (26 from Georgia high schools, six from Georgia colleges) have been invited to the NFL scouting combine, which will be held Feb. 23-March 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The number is up from the 25 players who were invited in 2019

Georgia has 10 players invited. In 2018, they had 12 led by Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. 

In 2016, a total of 26 players with Georgia ties competed at the combine. In 2015, there were 37. In 2014, 23 players and in 2013, 29 and in 2012, there were 26. 

There also were more than 30 players (31) in 2011.

Georgia offensive tackle Andrew Thomas, a potential top-10 NFL draft pick, heads the list of former Bulldogs on the list of 337 players who have been invited.

The first on-field drills will start Feb. 27.

Today, we’ll look at Florida defensive lineman Jonathan Greenard:

Jonathan Greenard, 6-4, 263, DL, Hiram HS, Florida. Started his career at Louisville, but elected to transfer after he graduated and Bobby Petrino was fired as the head coach. He was named first-team All-SEC after leading the Gators with 15.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks over 12 starts.  He was slowed near the end of the season, but came back to play in the Orange Bowl. 

Here are the other players with Georgia connections who have been invited to the combine:

Player, Pos., High school, college

Tremayne Anchrum, OL, McEachern HS, Clemson
Tyler Bass, PK, Dutch Fork (S.C.), Georgia Southern
Essang Bassey, DB, Columbus HS, Wake Forest
Rodrigo Blankenship, K, Sprayberry HS, Georgia
Derrick Brown, DT, Lanier HS, Auburn
Harrison Bryant, TE, John Milledge Academy, Florida Atlantic
Lawrence Cager, WR, Calvert Hall (Md.), Georgia
Marquez Callaway, WR, Warner Robins HS, Tennessee
Quintez Cephus, WR, Stratford Academy, Wisconsin
Josiah Coatney, DL, Chapel Hill HS, Mississippi
DeeJay Dallas, RB, Glynn Academy, Miami
Kyle Dugger, DB, Whitewater HS, Lenoir-Rhyne
Blake Ferguson, LS, Buford HS, LSU
Jake Fromm, QB, Houston County HS, Georgia
Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Paulding County HS, Liberty
Antonio Gibson, WR, Eagle’s Landing HS, Memphis
Jonathan Greenard, DL, Hiram HS, Florida
Brian Herrien, RB, New Manchester HS, Georgia
Solomon Kindley, OL, Raines (Fla.), Georgia
Jordan Mack, LB, Wesleyan School, Virginia
Xavier McKinney, DB, Roswell HS, Alabama
Jared Pinkney, TE, Norcross HS, Vanderbilt
J.R. Reed, DB, Prestonwood Christian (Texas), Georgia
Chauncey Rivers, DL, Stephenson HS, Mississippi State
D’Andre Swift, RB, St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.), Georgia
A.J. Terrell, DB, Westlake HS, Clemson
Andrew Thomas, OL, Pace Academy, Georgia
Kindle Vildor, DB, North Clayton HS, Georgia Southern
Isaiah Wilson, OL, Poly Prep Country Day (N.Y), Georgia
Charlie Woerner, TE, Rabun County HS, Georgia
D.J. Wonnum, DL, Stephenson HS, South Carolina
Jabari Zuniga, DL, Sprayberry HS, Florida

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