Former Georgia players Eli Wolf, Charlie Woerner, Brian Herrien and Tyrique McGhee represented the “G” one final time in their respective all-star games on Saturday.
Wolf, who transferred to UGA from Tennessee last summer, started in the East-West Shrine Game and impressed NFL scouts with three catches for 49 yards
“This past year has been a wonderful ending to a five-year collegiate career,” Wolf told DawgNation on Sunday. “I’ll continue to work extremely hard to see where the next opportunity takes me, but I certainly will not forget the journey that got me here.”
Bulldogs receiver Lawrence Cager, like Wolf a graduate transfer, had also earned an invite to St. Petersburg for the East-West Shrine Game. Cager, however, was unable to play, still recovering from the season-ending ankle surgery he underwent in November.
Woerner and Herrien, meanwhile, played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., in the Rose Bowl.
Woerner led his team with three catches for 50 yards, while Herrien had 13 carries for 44 yards including a 9-yard TD run.
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The National team extend their lead!
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McGhee was the co-Defensive MVP in the Tropical Bowl in Deland, Fla., making two tackles
Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship is the only Georgia player who will represent the Bulldogs at the Senior Bowl is this week in Mobile, Ala., where every NFL staff outside of those in the Super Bowl are in attendance.
It is 19 degrees in New Haven 🥶 but @WalterCampFF All-America placekicker @RodTheKicker3 from @GeorgiaFootball got his workout in this morning at @newhavenAD Bowen Field. #WCGameChanger pic.twitter.com/RWAoPA9wSL
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The all-star games are an important part of the NFL draft process. They give scouts and coaches an opportunity to get a first-hand look at the players in an NFL environment with NFL coaching.
Many of the top players are scouted throughout the year, with scouts dropping in on team practices from time to time.
Former Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was a coach in the NFLPA game.
“The biggest thing is to give these guys opportunities for these players to show their ability on the practice field,” Lewis said per a FullPressCoverage.com story.
“As well as learn the plan and be able to come out here and execute it like they did today.”
The players will continue training with hopes of earning an invite to the 2020 NFL Combine, which takes place in Indianapolis from Feb. 23-March 2.
Georgia has several players who figure to be selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Offensive tackle Andrew Thomas, tailback D’Andre Swift and quarterback Jake Fromm have all been talked about as first-round picks.
Offensive line underclassmen Solomon Kindley and Isaiah Wilson are also on the NFL draft radar, as are outgoing defensive starters J.R. Reed, Tyler Clark, David Marshall and Tae Crowder.
Georgia will also hold a “Pro Day” workout later in March, typically right before the start of spring drills in the middle-to-latter stages of the month.
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