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 Georgia wide receiver Mecole Hardman:
Mecole Hardman, 5-11, 183, WR, Georgia, Elbert County. Caught 60 passes for 961 yards and 11 touchdowns over his career. He also had 13 rushes for 97 yards and two touchdowns. Hardman is a dangerous returner. He averaged 15.2 yards on 39 punt returns and 25 yards on 35 kickoff returns. Hardman has to improve his route-running at the next level.
Here are the other players with Georgia connections who have been invited to the combine:
WR - Mecole Hardman, Georgia - Elbert County
CB - Montre Hartage, Northwestern - Crisp County
RB - Elijah Holyfield, Georgia - Woodward Academy
OL - Mitch Hyatt, Clemson - North Gwinnett
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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