Georgia’s Orson Charles, other Bulldogs, to perform for NFL scouts

Georgia tight end Orson Charles, who caught nearly 100 passes while playing for the Bulldogs, needs to show NFL scouts he has raw speed to go along with his athleticism. (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

Georgia tight end Orson Charles, who caught nearly 100 passes while playing for the Bulldogs, needs to show NFL scouts he has raw speed to go along with his athleticism. (AJC photo by Brant Sanderlin)

Hope you caught all the great coverage D. Orlando Ledbetter provided of last week’s NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Several Bulldogs were involved, some of whom really stood out.

Georgia aspiring professionals will be putting their talents on display again next week as UGA plays host to its annual Pro Day on Monday at the Woodruff Practice Fields. A dozen players, including one former Bulldog will be put through the paces by NFL scouts.

The event is closed to the public but, again, “D-Led” will be providing comprehensive coverage for the AJC and I’ll probably swing by to check out the festivities and possibly provide a blog or two.

By all accounts, offensive lineman Cordy Glenn was Georgia’s big winner at the combine. He measured 6-foot-5, 345 pounds and ran an impressive 4.96-seconds time in the 40-yard dash. Tight end Orson Charles was also showing well with a position-best 35 reps on the 225-pound bench. But then he inexplicably pulled out of the 40-yard dash — expected to be a strong suit for him — and that reportedly blunted any of the momentum he had built with scouts and draft experts on hand.

But I’m pretty sure Charles will run in Athens, so you can bet there will be a lot of NFL personnel there to see him. He projects anywhere from Round 1 to 3 or 4, so there is money to be made or lost for Charles on Monday.

Following are all the UGA players currently scheduled to perform. There may be others from elsewhere. . . .

  • OL Justin Anderson
  • PK Brandon Bogotay
  • DB/KR Brandon Boykin
  • P Drew Butler
  • TE Orson Charles
  • TE/FB Bruce Figgins
  • OL Cordy Glenn
  • OL Ben Jones
  • DB John Knox
  • DL DeAngelo Tyson
  • PK Blair Walsh
  • TE Aron White

28 comments Add your comment

Half Century Dawg

March 2nd, 2012
11:41 am

Taco Meat

March 2nd, 2012
11:49 am

When did John Knox play?

A person SMART enough to know......

March 2nd, 2012
11:54 am

Orson made a BIG mistake not running.

sogadog

March 2nd, 2012
11:54 am

Sounds like Charles should have stayed for his senior season and improved his draft status. His early departure will cost him millions of dollars if he goes in the third or fourth round.

lanier

March 2nd, 2012
12:04 pm

who is John Knox?

Steve

March 2nd, 2012
12:08 pm

John Knox used to be a safety a few years back, #44 I believe

A person SMART enough to know......

March 2nd, 2012
12:10 pm

here is JOHN KNOX…..http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/053109aaa.html

Bigdsel

March 2nd, 2012
12:11 pm

Who da he** is John knox

A person SMART enough to know......

March 2nd, 2012
12:12 pm

people RESEARCH. you know there is the http://www.georgiadogs.com site right?

Choke

March 2nd, 2012
12:14 pm

Orson is going to be fine. He’ll run b/w a 4.55 and a 4.65 at UGA, which will put any worries to rest. Possible 1st rounder. A steal in the 2nd round. NO chance he falls to the 4th round.

.

March 2nd, 2012
12:17 pm

It is to be determined as to whether OC “made a BIG mistake not running” If he blows out 4.5 or lower it will be the rigth call, if runs a high 4.6 or 4.7 then he was going to run that anyway. It is not uncommon for prospects to defer certain portions of the combine unitl their college Pro Day. Better he run on a comfortable setting and conditions (GA practice surface) vs. a dissapointment in Indy. The draft watchers (NFL Network Analysts) get bunched up about it because they want to see them do it on their broadcast at the Combine.

.

March 2nd, 2012
12:20 pm

@DYNAMICBIGBOY — re: John Knox…. it is not uncommon for former UGA players to come back, even after transferring to D1-AA schools or being dismissed to come back and participate in Pro Day.

Paddy

March 2nd, 2012
12:37 pm

Did John Knox transfer to 1-AA, droped out of school or was dismissed? Was he not from Statesboro HS? Getting older and just can’t remember like I use to!

AthensDawg

March 2nd, 2012
12:40 pm

Who knows? Maybe John Knox will be the next Darrelle Revis.

Top Dawg

March 2nd, 2012
12:59 pm

John Knox was a linebacker and played in the 80s.

82Dawg

March 2nd, 2012
1:13 pm

@TopDawg….aren’t you thinking about Knox Culpepper?

kybodawg

March 2nd, 2012
1:39 pm

herschel needs to come on by and embarass them all.

Dawglasville

March 2nd, 2012
2:09 pm

I hope Blair gets a shot. That is a lonely job.

Nate the Great

March 2nd, 2012
2:12 pm

John Knox is on Jacka$$. A little over the hill for football

Nate the Great

March 2nd, 2012
2:13 pm

I know its a terrible “joke”, but couldn’t resist!

Buckshot

March 2nd, 2012
2:17 pm

Did Know play anywhere after GMC? I can’t get the previous link to open.

LeftCoastDawg

March 2nd, 2012
2:38 pm

NWGAdawg

March 2nd, 2012
3:29 pm

Always wondered what happened to Knox. Remember a G-day game about four years ago. He was hitting everybody. Really thought that day he would be somebody big……

Dog in Nam

March 2nd, 2012
6:26 pm

Knox left UGA a year or two back….he’s from Statesboro. Think he trabsferred to North Alabama or the like…..not unusual for these guys to get a shot at pro day

John

March 3rd, 2012
10:07 am

Knox and Justin Houston signed as high school teammates with UGA the same year (2007) along with DeAngelo Tyson following the next year.

Go Dawgs!!

Norris

March 5th, 2012
10:31 am

I watched the combine and if you watched Olson work out you noticed he was limping a little. I think that is why he did not run that day. I think the NFL announcers put too much credence on the 40 anyway. 40 speed is one thing and football speed is something else!

Dawg Haus

March 5th, 2012
11:29 am

Good luck to all NFL-bound Dawgs today!

ugab

March 5th, 2012
12:11 pm

Good luck too all!!1