Steve Spurrier has a chance to lead South Carolina to its first ever 11 win season only a year after recording its first ever 10 win season. Unlike Spurrier teams of the past this one is led primarily by defense. Ends Melvin Ingram and Devin Taylor and cornerback Stephon Gilmore could all be selected in the drafts first two rounds. The best one on one match up will be the battle between Gamecock receiver Alshon Jeffrey and Husker cornerback Alphonso Dennard. Both are projected to be first round selections and should battle each other all day.

South Carolina

Rnd Name Pos # Yr Comments
1st Alshon Jeffery WR 1 3Jr King sized, game controlling receiver that uses his frame and strength to beat down opponents. Possesses limited quickness and speed yet has the skills to be a number one receiver at the next level.
1st Devin Taylor DE 98 4Jr Potentially dominant defensive lineman that can be used in a variety of ways. Effective out of a three-point stance, shows the athleticism necessary to be used in space and has the body type to grow into a two gap end. Coming off a terribly disappointing junior campaign.
2nd Melvin Ingram DE 6 5Sr Rotational defensive end that displays a large degree of athleticism.
2nd Stephon Gilmore CB 5 3Jr Feisty defensive back with an upside and a prospect that must improve his fundamentals.
4th Kevious Watkins G 73 5Sr Tough, slug-it-out lineman effective in all facets of the game.
5th DeVonte Holloman S 21 3Jr Well sized safety that intimidates opponents over the middle the field. Effective against the run and shows skill in coverage yet must completes his game.
6th Antonio Allen S 26 4Sr Hard-working defender used at linebacker and the spur position in South Carolina’s defense. Physical yet lacks the next level speed.
7th Jason Barnes WR 4 5Sr Well sized receiver with reliable hands who was unable to take his game to the next level as a junior. Offers upside.
7th Travian Robertson DE 42 5Sr Nifty defensive lineman that plays with good fundamentals yet does not make many plays on the football.
FA Akeem Auguste CB 3 4Sr Speedy defensive back that could be used in dime packages at the next level.
FA Kyle Nunn T 68 5Sr Versatile tackle that’s been used on the left and right side. Fundamentally sound yet stiff and best in a small area.


Rnd Name Pos # Yr Comments
1st Alfonzo Dennard CB 15 4Sr Strong, feisty bump and run cover corner with a developing game. Only occasionally challenged by opponents and usually up to the task. Needs to polish his game yet has starting ability at the next level.
2nd Jared Crick DE 94 5Sr Explosive, competitive defensive tackle that plays with good mechanics, quickness and intensity. Not overpowering and does not make enough plays on the ball. Potential three technique lineman.
2-3 Lavonte David ILB 94 4Sr Junior college transfer that came made a major impact on the Nebraska defense upon arrival. Tough, hard-working and instinctive. Lacks great measurables and even a bit small yet a very good football player.
3rd Andrew Green CB 11 4Jr
4th Daimion Stafford S 3 3Jr
5th Marcel Jones G 78 5Sr A lineman we were high on off the 2009 film, Jones struggled with injury last season yet at the top of his game is a big, athletic and dominant lineman with NFL potential.
5th Cameron Meredith DE 34 4Jr Semi-athletic defensive end that breaks down well, plays with good pad level and works hard to get to the action. Lacks classic size and does not show a great closing burst to the ball. Possesses good size as well as growth potential and someone to keep an eye on.
6th P.J. Smith S 13 3Jr Nice sized safety that’s tough against the run and displays the ability to cover the pass. Has an upside.
7th Jeremiah Sirles T 71 3So Young developing lineman with a lot of upside. Used on the left side and has a skill, size and body type better suited to be a strong side tackle.
FA Brandon Kinnie WR 84 4Sr Big receiver that uses his size as an advantage. Not a natural pass catcher yet offers the quarterback and imposing target.
FA Jermarcus Hardrick T 50 4Sr Large, dominant offensive lineman that was rotated in the lineup last year. Moves well for a big blocker and has a lot of upside yet needs to polish his game.
FA Mike Caputo C 58 5Sr Quick, explosive center with good footwork and ability in space. Also effective blocking in motion. Possesses limited size and growth potential which will limit him but a solid zone blocking prospect.
FA Austin Cassidy S 8 4Sr Tough hard-working safety with limited speed, athleticism and upside potential.