ATHENS, Ga. — NFL scouts and talent evaluators will be on hand today for Georgia’s Pro Day workouts, a big stage for former Bulldogs to try to improve their stock heading into April’s draft.
Linebackers Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree, who could go in the top 20 overall picks, highlight 18 players slated to work out Thursday.
Jones is a pass rusher NFL teams covet, but orginanzations will take into account medical issues that surround him dealing with a narrowing of the spinal column. Ogletree is considered a definite first-round talent but he has off-field baggage including a DUI arrest before the NFL combine.
Jones, safety Bacarri Rambo and nose guard John Jenkins did not take part in on-field drills at the combine in February, which raises the stakes even more Thursday.
“It’s a very important day,” Rambo said. “It’s one of the most important job interviews of my life. I’m just going to go out there and just compete and do the best I can do in every area. In the DB drills, I’m going to do my best, run a good 40, do good in the L-drill and the 3-cone. I’m going to try my best to show my talent and show all the scouts, GMs and the coaches what they’ll get if they draft me to their team.”
Rambo said he didn’t run at the combine, only doing the bench press, because he was bothered by a hamstring injury, but is doing better.
Also scheduled to participate in Pro Day, according to Georgia: receivers Tavarres King and Marlon Brown, cornerbacks Sanders Commings, a former Westside standout, and Branden Smith, safety Shawn Williams, nose guard Kwame Geathers, linebackers Cornelius Washington, a former Burke County star, Mike Gilliard and Christian Robinson, running back Richard Samuel, defensive end Abry Jones, snapper Ty Frix and kicker Jamie Lindley. Mars Hill quarterback Jon Richt, son of Georgia coach Mark Richt, also will take part.