Cord Howard admits participating at the NFL Combine has always been another step in the dream of becoming a professional football player.
However, despite being an all-conference performer at guard for Georgia Tech’s ACC championship team, Howard wasn’t invited to Indianapolis to participate in front of scouts and general managers for the 32 teams in the league.
“I understand that everybody doesn’t go,” Howard said. “At the end of the day I can only control what I can control.”
Howard, a native of Phenix City, Ala., said he was told he wasn’t invited because the combine ran out of spots for guards and tackles at the workouts.
But he hasn’t given up on the dream. He’s a part-time student this year while he works out at the Competitive Edge in Gwinnett to stay in shape.
He participated in the East-West All-Star game in January. He said he interviewed with several teams at the game, who told him he was a solid run-blocker who