Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina’
Posted: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 | Gil Brandt Tags: Bruce Ellington, Buffalo Bills, Connor Shaw, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jadeveon Clowney, Kelcy Quarles, Oakland Raiders, South Carolina, Victor Hampton
All 32 NFL teams were represented at South Carolina’s pro day, including such dignitaries as the head coaches of the Houston Texans (Bill O’Brien) and Jacksonville Jaguars (Gus Bradley), as well as the general managers of the Jaguars (David Caldwell), Buffalo Bills (Doug Whaley) and Oakland Raiders (Reggie McKenzie). The very well-attended pro day was held Wednesday outdoors and run on grass inside Williams-Brice Stadium, which was opened up for fans to come and watch the workouts. Jadeveon Clowney, DE (6-foot-5 5/8, 266 pounds) — Clowney stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine (where he posted the top 40-yard dash time — 4.53 seconds — among defensive linemen), and looked very good in the positional drills. He moves […]
Posted: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 | Gil Brandt Tags: Ace Sanders, Devin Taylor, Devonte Holloman, DJ Swearinger, Justice Cunningham, Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina, TJ Johnson
There were 32 NFL teams represented at South Carolina Pro Day on March 27. Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was among the coaches who attended. A total of 18 players worked out on field-turf outdoors in 50 degree weather with 5 mph wind. The scouts who attended enjoyed the well-run pro day. Marcus Lattimore RB (5-11 7/8, 219 pounds) – He did not do any sprints or jumps, but he did go through workout that approved by his medical team, however, Lattimore did catch the football in a stationary position. The entire South Carolina football team and Lattimore’s mother gave Lattimore a loud ovation after he completed his final workout. One scout said that as many pro days he’s attended […]
Posted: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 | Ian Rapoport Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, Alshon Jeffery, Bears, rookie, signing, South Carolina
Today, the Bears became trailblazers in a very non-exciting way. They agreed to terms with WR Alshon Jeffery, a former South Carolina star who they selected 45th overall in the draft. It’s stunningly fast, even for Bears negotiator Cliff Stein, a noted speed demon. All of which made me think: How? And why can’t other teams sign their draft picks just as fast? For some answers, I spoke with Jeffery’s agent, Eugene Parker of Maximum Sports Management. He broke down how it happened so quickly and had this to say when I asked if August, last-minute signings are a thing of the past. “They should be,” Parker said. “They should be over. But it takes two. People may have different […]
Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 | Gil Brandt Tags: 2012 pro days, Alshon Jeffery, Antonio Allen, C.C. Whitlock, Gil Brandt, Jay Wooten, Melvin Ingram, Rokevious Watkins, South Carolina, Stephen Garcia, Stephon Gilmore, Travian Robertson
South Carolina has a stellar class, and could have three players — DE Melvin Ingram, WR Alshon Jeffery and CB Stephon Gilmore — selected in the first two rounds in April’s draft.
Posted: Thursday, April 8th, 2010 | Gil Brandt Tags: 2010 Pro Days, Eric Norwood, South Carolina
South Carolina had seven players work out at the school’s pro day on March 31. Twenty-eight NFL teams showed up to witness the workout outdoors on grass.
Posted: Sunday, March 29th, 2009 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Jamon Meredith, Jasper Brinkley, Mike Davis, South Carolina
New England Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia was on hand at South Carolina’s March 25 pro day to personally work out tackle Jamon Meredith, who was among 18 players to workout indoors on FieldTurf in front of representatives from 25 NFL teams.