The 2020 NFL Combine has yet to get underway, the players reporting on Sunday for an event that runs through March 2.
But already, ESPN has a pay site article up on which players could stand out at the 2021 NFL combine, and Georgia has a couple of them.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is widely considered the odds-on favorite to be the top pick in the 2021 draft. That would be good news for Georgia, which opens the 2021 season against Clemson.
Former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields, now at Ohio State, is also in the discussion as a potential early entry who could star at the 2021 NFL Combine.
But the Bulldogs have a quarterback expected to be “on the radar” and in the mix at the 2021 NFL Combine, too, according to ESPN writer Adam Rittenberg.
Jamie Newman, a graduate transfer expected to get plugged into Kirby Smart’s made-over offense, has the size (6-foot-4, 230 pounds) and arm strength to draw attention.
ESPN recognized Georgia safety Richard LeCounte among its “defenders to watch,” as well.
ESPN didn’t mention him, but senior defensive lineman Malik Herring should be on the list.
Herring, 6-3, 280, was rated by PFF as the top returning defensive lineman in the SEC.
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Stokes has the fourth-best grade according to Pro Football Focus (PFF) in single coverage over the past two seasons.
Campbell is a former 5-star recruit who started as a true freshman but was slowed by a foot injury last season.
Campbell has the size (6-2, 185) and speed (former 100- and 200-meter champion in Florida) that NFL teams like at the position, and has shown great ability.
Georgia junior offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer could elect to turn pro after next season with a big enough campaign, as could junior nosetackle Jordan Davis.
UGA senior 2021 combine candidates
• Monty Rice (linebacker)
• Jermaine Johnson (linebacker)
• Julian Rochester (defensive line)
• Devonte Wyatt (defensive line)
• DJ Daniel (cornerback)
• Mark Webb (defensive back)
• Ben Cleveland (offensive line)
• Justin Shaffer (offensive line)
• Demetris Robertson (receiver)
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