Five former Yellow Jackets will be participating in NFL camps around the league this summer. No Georgia Tech players were selected in the 2013 draft, and, according to the AJC, that is something that has not happened since 2005.
Three of Tech's undrafted seniors were signed as free agents after the conclusion of the draft: Defensive tackle T.J. Barnes signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, defensive lineman Izaan Cross with the Buffalo Bills and cornerback Rod Sweeting with the New Orleans Saints.
Long snapper Tyler Morgan and running back Orwin Smith were both invited to NFL camps with the possibility of also being signed as rookie free agents at the conclusion of their respective camps. Morgan will attend camp for the Carolina Panthers, while Smith will be working out with the Tampa Bay Bucs.
The Jackets return to action on August 31 at Bobby Dodd Stadium when they take on the Phoenix of Elon to kick off the 2013 season. With a roster that includes 20 seniors and 25 juniors, it could be a solid year for Georgia Tech on the Flats.