Close to 150 state players active on NFL opening rosters

Close to 150 former Georgia high school players are active on opening-day NFL rosters in a season that began Thursday with a game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills. Georgia’s total is up from about 125 last season and represents almost one in every 11 active NFL players.

About 25 are rookies, including No. 1 overall pick Travon Walker from Upson-Lee with the Jaguars.

Hillgrove, Peachtree Ridge and Stephenson each have four alumni on active rosters.

The Baltimore Ravens have the most former Georgia players, with 10. The Falcons have nine. Every NFL team has at least one Georgia player.

GHSF Daily does the research by comparing active NFL rosters with Georgia’s 2022 draftees, NFL combine invitees and past NFL players from the state. The list includes only players on active rosters or injured reserve as of noon Tuesday. That totaled about 150 active players and another 10 on the injured list. It does not include players on practice squads or physically-unable-to-perform or suspended lists.

Players on injured reserve are noted by the initials IJ.

POS Player High School College NFL
DBD'Anthony BellAlcovyWest FloridaBrowns
QBJoshua DobbsAlpharettaTennesseeBrowns
CBJaycee HornAlpharettaSouth CarolinaPanthers
WRJakobi MeyersArabia MountainN.C. StatePatriots
WRBreshad PerrimanArabia MountainCentral FloridaBuccaneers
CBAndrew BoothArcherClemsonVikings
GJoshua EzeuduArcherNorth CarolinaGiants
RBDameon PierceBainbridgeFloridaTexans
KJake Verity-IJBremenEast CarolinaJaguars
LSNick MooreBrookwoodGeorgiaRavens
CBJustin ColemanBrunswickTennesseeSeahawks
CBDarius SlayBrunswickMississippi StateEagles
DBTracy Walker IIIBrunswickLouisana-LafayetteLions
CBJosh BlackwellBufordDukeBears
LSReid FergusonBufordLSUBills
LSBlake FergusonBufordLSUDolphins
LBBaylon SpectorCalhounClemsonBills
DEDarryl JohnsonCamden CountyNorth Carolina A&TSeahawks
LBMyjai SandersCamden CountyCincinnatiCardinals
LSJosh HarrisCarrolltonAuburnChargers
DBJonathan JonesCarrolltonAuburnPatriots
GDylan ParhamCarrolltonMemphisRaiders
QBTrevor LawrenceCartersvilleClemsonJaguars
SSmoke Monday-IJCarver (Atlanta)AuburnSaints
OTChris HubbardCarver (Columbus)UABBrowns
LBDeAngelo MaloneCedar GroveWestern KentuckyFalcons
TEJelani WoodsCedar GroveVirginiaColts
RBNick ChubbCedartownGeorgiaBrowns
LBCam Gill-IJChapel HillWagnerBuccaneers
RBBrittain BrownCherokeeUCLARaiders
WRMontrell WashingtonCherokeeSamfordBroncos
WRTyreek HillCoffeeWest AlabamaDolphins
LBTomon FoxCollins HillNorth CarolinaGiants
QBTaylor HeinickeCollins HillOld DominionCommanders
OTCameron ErvingColquitt CountyFlorida StatePanthers
TEGerald EverettColumbiaSouth AlabamaChargers
CBDamarion WilliamsCommunity ChristianHoustonRavens
PChris JonesCoosaCarson-NewmanChiefs
LBQuay WalkerCrisp CountyGeorgiaPackers
GCorey LevinDaculaUTCJets
LBLeonard FloydDodge CountyGeorgiaRams
DTMontravius AdamsDooly CountyAuburnSteelers
RBAntonio GibsonEagle's LandingMemphisCommanders
DTSheldon RankinsEastsideLouisvilleJets
CBEric StokesEastsideGeorgiaPackers
WRMecole HardmanElbert CountyGeorgiaChiefs
GLecitus SmithFitzgeraldVirginia TechCardinals
RBDeeJay DallasGlynn AcademyMiami (Fla.)Seahawks
QBDavis MillsGreater Atlanta ChristianStanfordTexans
WRKalif RaymondGreater Atlanta ChristianHoly CrossLions
WRDarius SlaytonGreater Atlanta ChristianAuburnGiants
OTD'Ante SmithGrovetownEast CarolinaBengals
LBKingsley EnagbareHapeville CharterSouth CarolinaPackers
DEArden KeyHapeville CharterLSUJaguars
LBTae CrowderHarris CountyGeorgiaGiants
DEJordan Jenkins-IJHarris CountyGeorgiaRaiders
QBJustin FieldsHarrisonOhio StateBears
DEBradley ChubbHillgroveNorth Carolina StateBroncos
RBKenyan DrakeHillgroveAlabamaRavens
TEEvan EngramHillgroveMississippiJaguars
TEChigoziem OkonkwoHillgroveMarylandTitans
DEJonathan GreenardHiramFloridaTexans
CTrey HillHouston CountyGeorgiaBengals
TEHarrison BryantJohn Milledge AcademyFlorida AtlanticBrowns
LSJack CocoJohns CreekGeorgia TechPackers
DBCameron SuttonJonesboroTennesseSteelers
WRPenny HartKing's Ridge ChristianGeorgia StateSeahawks
SJoey BlountLandmark ChristianVirginiaSeahawks
CBJaylen WatsonLaneyWashington StateChiefs
DTDerrick BrownLanierAuburnPanthers
LBMark RobinsonLee CountyOle MissSteelers
FBTory CarterLee CountyLSUTitans
SRichard LeCounte IIILiberty CountyGeorgiaBrowns
LBRaekwon McMillanLiberty CountyOhio StatePatriots
DEJordan Smith-IJLithoniaUABJaguars
STariq CarpenterLong CountyGeorgia TechPackers
LBJamin DavisLong CountyKentuckyCommanders
OTElijah WilkinsonLovejoyMassachusettsFalcons
CBKenny Moore IILowndesValdosta StateColts
FSKevin ByardM.L. KingMiddle TennesseeTitans
LBRoquan SmithMacon CountyGeorgiaBears
LBAzeez OjulariMariettaGeorgiaGiants
TEJohn FitzPatrick-IJMaristGeorgiaFalcons
SKyle HamiltonMaristNotre DameRavens
DEMalik HerringMary PersonsGeorgiaChiefs
DEDalvin TomlinsonMcDonoughAlabamaVikings
GTremayne AnchrumMcEachernClemsonRams
OTChuma EdogaMcEachernSouthern CaliforniaFalcons
CBChristian HolmesMcNairOklahoma StateCommanders
DECarl LawsonMiltonAuburnJets
DTGrover StewartMitchell CountyAlbany StateColts
WRMichael GallupMonroe AreaColorado StateCowboys
WRJalen VirgilMountain ViewAppalachian StateBroncos
PJake CamardaNorcrossGeorgiaBuccaneers
LBLorenzo CarterNorcrossGeorgiaFalcons
RBAlvin KamaraNorcrossTennesseeSaints
CBKindle VildorNorth ClaytonGeorgia SouthernBears
TEDarren WallerNorth CobbGeorgia TechRaiders
OTColby GossettNorth ForsythApplachian StateFalcons
OTJa'Wuan JamesNorth GwinnettTennesseeRavens
TEC.J. UzomahNorth GwinnettAuburnJets
WRChris ConleyNorth PauldingGeorgiaTexans
DBBrandon FacysonNorthgateVirginia TechColts
KWil LutzNorthgateGeorgia StateSaints
CBSteven NelsonNorthside (Warner Robins)Oregon StateTexans
RBDeon JacksonPace AcademyNorth CarolinaColts
GJamaree SalyerPace AcademyGeorgiaChargers
OTAndrew ThomasPace AcademyGeorgiaGiants
WRDemarcus RobinsonPeach CountyFloridaRavens
OTOrlando BrownPeachtree RidgeOklahomaChiefs
DECameron HeywardPeachtree RidgeOhio StateSteelers
FBConnor HeywardPeachtree RidgeMichigan StateSteelers
DBBradley RobyPeachtree RidgeOhio StateSaints
DBCasey HaywardPerryVanderbiltFalcons
TECharlie WoernerRabun CountyGeorgia49ers
SVonn BellRidgelandOhio StateBengals
LBNeville HewittRockdale CountyMarshallTexans
DTGrady JarrettRockdale CountyClemsonFalcons
SXavier McKinneyRoswellAlabamaGiants
QBMalik WillisRoswellLibertyTitans
CBMike HiltonSandy CreekMississippiBengals
DECameron SampleShilohTulaneBengals
DEStephen Weatherly-IJShilohVanderbiltBrowns
DTJustin JonesSouth CobbNorth Carolina StateBears
CBMichael Carter IISouth PauldingDukeJets
CBRock Ya-SinSouthwest DeKalbTempleRaiders
DBDee AlfordSpaldingTusculum CollegeFalcons
KRodrigo BlankenshipSprayberryGeorgiaColts
RBJerick McKinnonSprayberryGeorgia SouthernChiefs
RBTrey SermonSprayberryOhio StateEagles
PSam MartinStarr's MillAppalachian StateBills
LBJustin HoustonStatesboroGeorgiaRavens
OGBen ClevelandStephens CountyGeorgiaRavens
RBMike DavisStephensonSouth CarolinaRavens
LBPreston SmithStephensonMississippi StatePackers
DEMontez SweatStephensonMississippi StateCommanders
LBD.J. WonnumStephensonSouth CarolinaVikings
WRQuintez CephusStratford AcademyWisconsinLions
DTAustin BryantThomas County CentralClemsonLions
WRRashod BatemanTift CountyMinnesotaRavens
DTDevonte WyattTowersGeorgiaPackers
DTJonathan LedbetterTuckerGeorgiaCardinals
LBTravon WalkerUpson-LeeGeorgiaJaguars
LBErnest JonesWare CountySouth CarolinaRams
WRMarquez CallawayWarner RobinsTennesseeSaints
DTT.Y. McGill-IJWayne CountyNorth Carolina St.Vikings
CDavid AndrewsWesleyanGeorgiaPatriots
TETommy TrembleWesleyanNotre DamePanthers
DBA.J. TerrellWestlakeClemsonFalcons
PBlake GillikinWestminsterPenn StateSaints
KHarrison ButkerWestminster (Atlanta)Georgia TechChiefs
OTTrent BrownWestoverFloridaPatriots
SKareem JacksonWestside (Macon)AlabamaBroncos
SKyle DuggerWhitewaterLenoir-RhynePatriots
OLBBud DupreeWilkinson CountyKentuckyTitans
DBChandon SullivanWinder-BarrowGeorgia StateVikings
PA.J. ColeWoodward AcademyN.C. StateRaiders
RBElijah Holyfield-IJWoodward AcademyGeorgiaCommanders

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