Published February 10, 2012 - 8:43am
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Headlined by playmakers Orson Charles and Brandon Boykin, Georgia will send an SEC East-high eight players to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis beginning Feb. 22.
Boykin did a little bit of everything for the Bulldogs during his career but is expected to be full-time corner at the next level. Former Florida Gator Janoris Jenkins, who played last season at North Alabama, should go before Boykin along with South Carolina’s Stephon Gilmore, LSU’s Morris Claiborne and Alabama’s Dre Kirkpatrick.
No doubt Boykin will be one of the combine’s fastest players in the 40-yard dash. According to CBSSports, on Jan. 26 at Senior Bowl practice Boykin showcased elite-level quickness and athleticism that could help his stock.
The first player off the board for the Bulldogs will likely be guard Cordy Glenn. The Tennessee Titans’ pick at No. 20 seems like the right spot. The 6-foot-6, 345-pounder opened a lot of eyes at the Senior Bowl with a strong performance and according to most draft experts, is Georgia’s only projected first-rounder.
Charles, one of the SEC’s most-gifted tight ends, would’ve benefited from another season in Athens and been an almost sure first-round lock. Clemson’s Dwyane Allen and Stanford’s Cody Fleener are in front of Charles, according to scouts, at his position. That could change for the lanky, 6-3 junior with a strong effort in Indianapolis.
Making up the rest of UGA’s group at the combine is Justin Anderson, Ben Jones, DeAngelo Tyson, punter Drew Butler and kicker Blair Walsh.