New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia put Kugbila through his pro day workout. Kugbila also had a workout with the Carolina Panthers. He has visits scheduled with the Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs. Kugbila was born in Ghana and lived there until he was 10 years old. The last player drafted out of Valdosta State was linebacker Artie Ulmer, who was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the 1997 NFL Draft. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
01/02/2013 - Valdosta State offensive lineman Edmund Kugbila has accepted an invitation to the upcoming NFL Combine in Indianapolis. The 6-foot-5 guard announced the news via his Twitter account last week, saying that he wasn't returning to Valdosta this spring semester so he could follow his dream of playing professional football. At the NFL Combine, Kugbila will get an opportunity to meet with various teams and workout for all 32 NFL coaches and general managers. Currently, Kugbila is rated as the 22nd best guard prospect in this year's NFL Draft, according to CBS Sports.
While Kugbila has been invited to the NFL Combine, senior tackle Ryan Schraeder plans on working out for various NFL teams this offseason, in hopes of being drafted. All 32 NFL teams attended at least one practice this season to watch Schraeder and other draft-worthy seniors on the Valdosta State roster. The 6-foot-7 Schraeder is rated as the 34th best tackle prospect and the 443rd overall prospect fort his year's draft by CBS Sports. Along with the linemen, defensive backs Greg Reid and Matt Pierce could get opportunities to play in the NFL. - Ed Hooper, The Valdosta Daily Times