List: Georgia football products well represented in NFL draft

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The best players from across the U.S. were selected over the course of the three-day NFL Draft last week in Nashville.

Colleges in Georgia had players go in the draft, and some got their start right here in Middle Georgia.

Here is a list of former Middle Georgia athletes headed to the NFL:

Middle Georgia high schools:

  • Veterans defensive tackle Cortez Broughton (Cincinnati) — Los Angeles Chargers, round 7, pick 28
  • Westside cornerback Marquez Sanford (Murray State) — Jacksonville Jaguars undrafted free agent

  • Peach County safety Sean Freeman (Georgia Southern) — Atlanta Falcons mini-camp invite

  • Northside offensive lineman Quentin Stanford (West Georgia) — San Francisco 49ers mini-camp invite

Here’s a list of athletes drafted from colleges across the state:


  • Cornerback Deandre Baker — New York Giants, round 1, pick 30
  • Wide reciever Mecole Hardman — Kansas City Chiefs, round 2, pick 24
  • Wide reciever Riley Ridley — Chicago Bears, round 4, pick 24
  • Defensive end D’Andre Walker — Tennessee Titans, round 5, pick 30
  • Offensive lineman Lamont Galliard — Arizona Cardinals, round 6, pick 6
  • Tight end Isaac Nauta — Detroit Lions, round 7, pick 10
  • Wide receiver Terry Godwin — Carolina Panthers, round 7, pick 23
  • Defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter — Miami Dolphins undrafted free agent
  • Running back Elijah Holyfield — Carolina Panthers undrafted free agent
  • Linebacker Natrez Patrick — Los Angeles Rams undrafted free agent
  • Wide receiver Jayson Stanley — Atlanta Falcons undrafted free agent
  • Long snapper Nick Moore — New Orleans Saints undrafted free agent
  • Defensive end Jay Hayes — Pittsburgh Steelers undrafted free agent

Kennesaw State:

  • Running back Darnell Holland — New Orleans Saints undrafted free agent
  • Wide reciever Justin Sumpter — Tennessee Titans mini-camp invite

Georgia Tech:

  • Defensive lineman Anree Saint-Amour — Minnesota Vikings undrafted free agent
  • Quarterback TaQuon Marshall — Baltimore Ravens mini-camp invite
  • Defensive tackle Desmond Branch — Atlanta Falcons mini-camp invite

Georgia Southern:

  • Tight end Ellis Richardson — Chicago Bears undrafted free agent

Georgia State:

  • Wide reciever Penny Hart — Indianapolis Colts undrafted free agent
  • Linebacker Chase Middleton — Houston Texas undrafted free agent


  • Tight end Sam Walker — Atlanta Falcons Mini-Camp invite

West Georgia:

  • Running back Devontae Jackson — Denver Broncos undrafted free agent
  • Wide reciever Malik Henry — San Francisco 49ers undrafted free agent

Savannah State:

  • Cornerback Brandon Bailey — Atlanta Falcons mini-camp invite
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