Here’s a quick look at some of the most noteworthy Georgia football performances at this year’s NFL Combine
Former Georgia football players have been at the center of the action so far in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine. Georgia fans know from watching these players over the last few seasons how good these Bulldogs are, but how did they fare under the NFL Scouting spotlight?
Georgia football NFL Combine performance: Stetson Bennett
Going into the Scouting Combine, Georgia’s double National Championship-winning quarterback was under more scrutiny than most. While winning his second championship proved the doubters wrong, it has been his decision-making following the national title game which had NFL scouts asking the difficult questions.
In summary, it’s been a mixed few days in Indianapolis for Bennett. He was scrutinized during the media rounds and Bennett admitted that NFL front offices had focused on his arrest in Dallas and his decision to skip the Shrine and Senior Bowls.
Bennett also took the opportunity to explain his actions during the National Championship celebrations which had come under so much criticism, especially from Georgia fans. From the media, both print and social the Mailman’s responses seemed to hit the right mark. Bennett admitted that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had pressed him on these issues and he thought the interview had “gone well”.
If Stetson thought he had the critics off his back after the interviews his 40-yard dash time got everyone hot under the collar. His 40 time of 4.67 seconds was neither earth-shattering nor disastrous. However, the critics were back with Bennet’s supposed lack of effort in his first run. Which proves you can’t please all the people all of the time.
However, Bennett came into his own during the throwing drills where his accuracy and arm strength took many, other than Bulldog fans, by surprise. Bennett impressed onlookers with his deep balls which had fans, media, and scouts present applauding him. This was the end to his NFL Combine week that he surely dreamed of.