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NFL Undrafted Free Agents List Includes UGA, Georgia Tech, Fort Valley State Players

The list of 2011 undrafted free agents features a handful of Peach State prospects representing three different schools. The biggest name on the list of players who missed the NFL Draft comes from the smallest institution: WR Ricardo Lockette of Fort Valley State fame, who produced one of the five fastest 40 times at the 2011 NFL Combine. He's a track star who hasn't fully shown that he has pro football skills, but somebody (OAKLAND) will give him a call.

The three Georgia Bulldogs players listed by the NFL and hoping to join A.J. Green, Justin Houston, Akeem Dent, Clint Boling, Kris Durham and Shaun Chapas in the league: DB Vance Cuff, DL DeMarcus Dobbs and OL Josh Davis. All three were seniors, so no head-shaking about their presence on the UDFA list. Of the three, Cuff probably has the best chance, considering the rate at which GMs were claiming DBs this weekend and his impressive athleticism.

Two Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets players (FS/PR Jerrard Terrant and DB Mario Butler) were listed by NFL.com, and I added ATH Joshua Nesbitt to our list. Butler certainly has a chance to find his way into a camp, but Terrant's a solid athlete but got some bad advice about leaving after his junior year. Left off the semi-official list was also Georgia Tech OL Nick Claytor, who definitely shouldn't have chosen to leave school early in the first place. CB Dominique Reese and LB Brad Jefferson are also longshots.

For more on the NFL Draft, join Mocking The Draft and browse SB Nation's 2011 NFL Draft hub. More local NFL Draft resources: live discussion of Falcons picks at The Falcoholic; coverage of the Falcons and NFC South for rounds one, two and three and rounds four through seven; final conference tallies for the SEC and ACC; and pre-Draft coverage of the Falcons and SEC and ACC prospects.

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