Georgia Tech ended a two-year drought in the NFL draft when tight end, Tyler Davis, was selected in the 6th round, 206 overall, to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Davis won’t be the only Yellow Jacket headed down to Jacksonville as Nathan Cottrell signed as an undrafted free agent. Cottrell lists to be a running back on the Jaguars, but he will surely be utilized as a Special Teams contributor like his final season with Georgia Tech. Jacksonville probably took notice of his speed during Tech’s pro day as he ran a 4.38 during the 40-yard dash. Nathan’s career at Tech saw him accumulate 640 yards on 83 carries which came during the Paul Johnson years. His highlight moment came this past season when he hauled in a 41-yard touchdown pass from punter Pressley Harvin on a 4th down fake against Miami. Congratulations to Nathan Cottrell on making it to the NFL and good luck in the upcoming season.
Two other players also displayed their abilities for scouts at GT’s Pro Day in Safety Christian Campbell and Guard Jared Southers. Both are still waiting to hear if any teams have an interest in bringing them on as UDFAs. Christian recorded a 4.63 in the 40, a 32” vertical, and 10’1” in the Broad Jump. His measurables wouldn’t have stood out at the combine as he was on the lower end of each drill for his position group. Southers performed well with the bench press with 27 reps which would put him in the top 10 offensive linemen at the combine for that drill. He also did position drills for a Falcon’s scout and spoke with a few others.