Two Former Pinellas Standouts perform on the Big stage.
Published by: 3/4/2023 Green Zone Staff @CoachGreen_3
The NFL combine is in full swing, and for many colligate prospects their dreams are about to come a reality as this is the first step to becoming an NFL star. After the combine wraps up in a day or two, prospects will have the option to stand on their numbers from the combine or improve those numbers at their prospective school pro day.
Pinellas had two representatives to participate in this year's combine and these two will most likely follow in the footsteps of others and hear their names called in April during the NFL Draft!
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WR Matt Landers||6-4 200| University of Arkansas
Landers played his high school career for three different schools. Admiral Farragut, St. Petersburg high School and Lakewood High School. It didn't matter where he played, he was a standout and he produced. Matt would start his colligate career at the University of Georgia, after a short stint there he played a season at Toledo University and recently finished up at University of Arkansas. Matt had a strong senior year and has been identified as a potential draft pick.
At 6-4 200 and running a 4.39 that says NFL WR. Matt will have to prove he can be a guy who make the contested catch consistently and use his size to his advantage. Right now, he is considered to be a late rd prospect, unless he can change the minds of some teams based on his combine numbers. Nevertheless, he in a good position to hear his name called during the second or third day of the Draft.
SAF Anthony Johnson | 6'0" 205| Iowa State University
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Anthony Johnson attended St. Petersburg High School and was a standout in the secondary for the Green Devils. He would take his talents to Ames, Iowa where he would amass 53 career starts for the cyclones. He also would be selected 2nd Team Big 12, along with a slew of other accolades. He was also selected to compete at the NFL combine. He like Landers impressed and now has himself primed to be in position to possibly hear his name called during the second or third day of the draft in April.
Johnson has the tools to be successful at the next level. He looks to make the best of his opportunity as he competes at the combine.