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Technical Tidbits 5/1: Georgia Tech has 2021 NFL Draft Prospects

It’s finally May.

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While the 2020 NFL Draft only concluded this past weekend, it’s never too early to begin looking ahead to 2021. As the article above points out, there are a number of current Tech players that have a great shot at landing on NFL rosters next spring. One name to watch is S Tariq Carpenter, he has the size, skillset, and ability to play at a high level in the professional ranks. Another is P Pressley Harvin III, he’s one of the best punters in the ACC and the top Tech draft candidate at this point in the process. While we aren’t even sure if the college football season will be played at all this year, it’s still fun to take a look at some of the next #ProJackets.

SI’s Jacksonville Jaguars website wrote up a great story on former Georgia Tech TE Tyler Davis and his path to the NFL. As a young child, Davis was extremely interested in the stock market and how it worked, studying thousands of charts and graphs trying to predict its next movements. After Davis switched from quarterback to the tight end position in college, he used those same study habits in order to continually improve and make it to the NFL. That work ethic should benefit him as a professional, especially on a rebuilding team like the Jaguars where playing time could come early.

The article above gives an insightful look into the jobs of Georgia Tech’s student managers that roam the opposing sidelines on gameday. Their main task it to give footballs to the referees whenever Georgia Tech is on offense, which can sometimes be a lot more complex than it seems. These students dedicate hundreds, if not thousands, of hours to make sure the team plays at its highest level, so I’m glad is giving them some recognition.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two months, you know that college graduations won’t be happening in their normal forms. Even though there won’t be in-person graduations, many students will be leaving college and heading off into the real world. 54 of those students graduating across the nation played sports for Georgia Tech, some will play professionally in their respective sports, while most will be entering the next phase of their lives with the power of a Georgia Tech degree. Congratulations, graduates!

I didn’t know they were playing NCAA Football 14 all the way back in 1951.

Question of the Day: What do you think about Georgia Tech Football players’ draft prospects for 2021?