NFL combine invitee: Eric Austell, OL ,Charleston Southern (Macon)

Photo courtesy Shane Roper/CSU Athletics

Photo courtesy Shane Roper/CSU Athletics

FLOWERY BRANCH — We are powering through the list of 330 players invited to the NFL scouting combine.

As we find the locals with Georgia connections, we will post them until we have the list completed.

Here’s our latest find:

Erik Austell, Charleston Southern, 6-4, 285, OL, Central Fellowship Christian Academy in Macon. Was born Warner Robins. Graduated with a Criminal Justice Degree in May of 2016. Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management. He started 10 games and graded out at 91.4% in the 2016 season. He led the Bucs with 84 knockdown blocks. He was a part of an offensive line that powered the nation’s sixth-best rushing attack and amassed 500-plus yards of offense in four games. has Russell ranked as the 25th best guard in the draft.

Here are players with Georgia connections, who have been invited to the combine:

Montravius Adams: Auburn defensive lineman from Vienna (Dooly County High School) was a 2012 AJC Super 11 selection.

Harrison Butker: Georgia Tech’s kicker from Decatur played at Westminster. His longest kick made in college was 53 yards. He finished his college career with a 71.7% field-goal percentage.

Jarrad Davis: Florida linebacker from Kingsland (Camden County High School) had 201 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 38 games with the Gators.

Robert Davis: Georgia State wide receiver (three-time All-Sun Belt Conference selection) is from Warner Robins and played high school football at Northside-Warner Robins.

Evan Engram: Mississippi wide receiver is from Powder Springs. He played at Hillgrove High School.

Alvin Kamara: Tennessee running back from Norcross also played at Alabama and Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College.

Carl Lawson: Auburn defensive line man from Alpharetta (Milton High School) was among the Tigers’ career sack leaders with 14.0 in 33 games.

Jeremiah Ledbetter: Arkansas defensive lineman played at Gainesville High School. He is the son of former Oklahoma  wishbone fullback Weldon Ledbetter (1979-1982) (FULL DISCLOSURE: Cousin of D. Orlando Ledbetter.)

Isaiah McKenzie: Georgia wide receiver and kick return specialist Isaiah McKenzie spent three seasons in Athens. He played high school football in Miami.

Stanley “Boom”  Williams: Kentucky running back from Monroe (George Walton Academy) compiled 2,025 yards over his final two seasons with the Wildcats.


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