The NFL combine is one of the most important offseason events on the NFL schedule because it gives NFL head coaches and general managers a closer look at the new incoming talent.
For the Georgia Bulldogs, 11 players were invited to make the trip to Indianapolis. Some Bulldogs impressed the coaches and general managers, some could have done better and there were even a few, such as Jarvis Jones, that did not take part in the combine.
Regardless, the Bulldogs should have a strong showing on draft day.
Here’s a breakdown of how each Bulldog fared in the combine.
Tavarres King did not have an impressive showing at the combine, but it was very solid to say the least.
King clocked in with a 4.47 40 time and bench-pressed 225 pounds 11 times.
King was strong in the vertical jump with 36.5 inches and had a broad jump distance of 123 inches.
In the three-cone drill, King finished with a time of 6.91 seconds, which was the 12th-best time for receivers.
King also took part in the 20-yard shuttle run. He clocked in with a time of 4.33 seconds.
Kwame Geathers is another Bulldog that could have done better in the combine to improve his draft stock, but he didn't have a bad showing either.
Geathers had one of the slowest 40 times, as he clocked in at 5.33 seconds.
He did not take part in the bench press but jumped 26.5 inches in the vertical jump.
In the broad jump Geathers scored 96 inches and clocked in at 8.11 seconds in the three-cone drill.
For the 20-yard shuttle, it took Geathers 5.27 seconds to complete the drill, which was near the bottom of the pack.
Abry Jones also had one of the slowest 40 times, as he finished at 5.33 seconds.
However, he did score 30 reps on the bench press, which is one of the five best performances for defensive linemen.
Like Geathers, Jones jumped 26.5 inches in the vertical and did a better job than Geathers in the broad jump with 101 inches.
Jones did not take part in the three-cone drill or the 20-yard shuttle.
John Jenkins did not take part in many events at the combine, but the one thing he did excel at is the bench press. He scored 30 reps, which was only eight off the best total for defensive linemen.
Jenkins should be a high draft pick because of his size and strength. He may not go in the first round, though, because he’s not as quick as most defensive tackles entering this year’s draft.
Alec Ogletree was solid at the combine but could have been distracted because of his recent arrest shortly before the combine.
He had a 4.7 40 time and benched 225 pounds 20 times.
As far as showing how high and how far Ogletree can jump, he recorded 33.5 inches in the vertical and 122 inches in the broad jump.
For quickness, Ogletree recorded 7.16 seconds in the three-cone drill and 4.39 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle.
If there is any Bulldog that shined the most, it would have to be Cornelius Washington.
His 40 time was the second-best for all linebackers (4.55) and he had the most bench press reps out of any linebacker (36).
Washington was also second in the vertical, jumping 39 inches, and third in the broad jump, jumping 128 inches.
Because of his success in the other drills, there was really no need for Washington to take part in the three-cone drill or the shuttle runs.
Shawn Williams is another Bulldog that improved his draft stock with an impressive combine showing.
Williams ran a 4.46 40 and recorded 25 reps on the bench, which was good enough to put him in the top five for safeties in both drills.
Williams also recorded 36 inches in the vertical and 120 inches in the broad jump.
The quickness drills did not go so well for Williams, as he clocked in a 7.01 seconds in the three-cone drill and 4.25 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle.
Sanders Commings played safety and cornerback in college, but he’s more likely to play safety in the NFL because he does not have the quickness to play cornerback.
Commings ran a 4.41 40 and recorded 34.5 inches in the vertical jump.
The number for Commings’ broad jump, 117 inches, was near the bottom of the pack for defensive backs.
It was the same story for the three-cone drill, as he clocked in at 7.1 seconds and could not do any better in the 20-yard shuttle as he recorded 4.3 seconds.
There are no recorded bench press reps for Commings.
All combine results courtesy of NFL.com.