A couple of former Yellow Jackets, defensive tackle Adam Gotsis and cornerback D.J. White, each received invitations to show off their talent in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. I remains to be seen if Gotsis, whose 2015 season was cut short by a knee injury, will go through full workouts in front of NFL scouts at the combine. If he must sit out, he'd likely still attend in the same capacity that DeAndre Smelter did last season -- just to get his measurements done along with whatever other things he can participate in. White, meanwhile, should be good to go despite having suffered an injury in the Shrine Game a few weeks back. Both players have a lot to gain (and to lose, for that matter), but White and Gotsis are extremely talented players. They should prove their worth to NFL front offices.
Speaking of Gotsis and White, both graded out exceptionally well in pre-draft position rankings. Gotsis, who is currently rated as the 19th-best defensive tackle in the draft despite his injury, grades out at 5.5. This means that he is generally seen as a guy who is worth a pick -- perhaps even an early pick -- but who isn't guaranteed to be a successful starter at the NFL level. White, meanwhile, grades out at 5.41. This type of number, though it is extremely close to that of Gotsis, usually denotes an NFL backup or special teams player. However, anyone who has ever seen D.J. White play knows that he has the potential to be much more than that -- he anchored the Tech secondary for the better part of three years. Good luck to both of Tech's athletes at the combine!
The AJC's Ken Sugiura has five observations from Georgia Tech's big Wednesday night win over Wake Forest, including some thoughts on Brian Gregory's lineup choices and Charles Mitchell's excellent season. I know that I mentioned Marcus Georges-Hunt passing Kenny Anderson yesterday, but I don't think how great MGH has been on The Flats has really hit anybody as hard as it needs to quite yet. He may genuinely be the quietest top-15 scorer in school history by the time he graduates; it would be a shame if he didn't get to play in at least one NCAA Tournament. Hopefully the team can make something happen late in the season. Beware of the auto-play video at the top of the page, for all of you folks watching from work or anywhere else where blaring sound effects is frowned upon. I'll include the video below, minus the auto-play, for those of you who want to watch it risk-free.
Where do you place MGH among Tech's best players ever?