Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks attempts to elude South Carolina’s D.J. Wonnum during the Gators’ loss to the Gamecocks. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
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NFL combine invitee: D.J. Wonnum, DL, Stephenson HS, South Carolina

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 South Carolina defensive end D.J. Wonnum:

D.J. Wonnum, 6-5, 254, DE, South Carolina, Stephenson. Had 29.5 career tackles for losses to finished ranked ninth on the school’s all-time list. He was a two-time captain in 2017 and 2019. He appeared in 43 games and made 30 starts. He played tight end in high school. As a freshman at South Carolina, he played in all 13 games as a reserve. He started his second season before his junior season was cut short by an ankle injury. He was healthy last season and started all 12 games and finished with 37 tackles, 9.5 for loss, 4.5 sacks, one interception, one blocked kick.

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm is sacked by South Carolina defenders Kobe Smith (left) and D.J. Wonnum (right) during the third quarter in a NCAA college football game on Saturday, October, 12, 2019, in Athens. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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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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