December 1, 2018 Atlanta - Georgia wide receiver Mecole Hardman (4) can not make in as Alabama defensive back Patrick Surtain II (2) tries to stop during the first half of the SEC Football Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, December 1, 2018. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

NFL combine invitee: Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia (Elbert County)

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:

LB -  Bryson Allen-Williams, South Carolina - Cedar Grove

CB -  Blace Brown, Troy - Cherokee 

DE -  Austin Bryant, Clemson - Thomas County Central 

OL -  Chuma Edoga, USC - McEachern 

QB -  Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State - Richmond Hill

WR - Terry Godwin, Georgia - Callaway  

OL -  Donnell Greene, Minnesota - Kell 

LB - Terez Hall, Missouri - M.L. King 

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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