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South Carolina G A.J. Cann is "second round probably," an NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"Good player," the scout said. "He's got enough strength and he can move, too." Cann measured in at 6-foot-3, 313 pounds at the NFL Combine with 32 5/8" arms and 10 1/4" hands. "He has size, length, mass, toughs and he's competitive," said another scout. "He'll need a little bit of work in pass pro, and the mental part will scare you a little bit."
Mar 1 - 9:53 PM

South Carolina G A.J. Cann measured in at 6'3" and 313 lbs at the NFL Combine.

Cann has 32 5/8" arms and 10 1/4" hands. The Gamecock has a chance to be the first true guard off the board, since he could fit in offenses that ask their blockers to attack face up and zone/slant block.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 19 - 11:35 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that South Carolina redshirt senior G A.J. Cann "didn't participate in the Senior Bowl because of a minor knee injury."

The 6-foot-4, 314-pound Cann was a four-year starter for the Gamecocks, and could be a plug-and-play prospect, that could offer a team an instant starter at the next level. The South Carolina prospect may be a perfect fit as a left guard for years to come.
Feb 18 - 2:36 PM

South Carolina TE Rory Anderson (triceps) won't participate in the NFL combine.

It's a little disconcerting that Anderson's triceps injury from October hasn't sufficiently healed, though TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline passes along that Anderson is expected to be 100-percent by the school's pro day. The 2015 tight end class isn't strong, so Anderson could leap up boards if he impresses.
Feb 18 - 11:47 AM

South Carolina RB Mike Davis revealed that supporting his mother is a main reason in why he left college for the NFL.

Davis seemed destined to enter this year's draft even before the 2014 season started. It might not have been his best season, but expect Davis to be selected in the third- or fourth-round, barring unforeseen circumstances.
Feb 16 - 11:16 AM

South Carolina JUCO commit DE Marquavius Lewis has "big-play ability," notes College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin.

The 6-foot-3, 266-pound Lewis has already enrolled and will gun for a starting gig at spring practices. He collected 11 sacks and 20.5 TFL this season at Hutchinson (Kan.) CC. Lewis, ranked by 247Sports.com as the No. 3 JUCO recruit, had 18.5 sacks and 39.5 TFL across the past two seasons.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 3 - 10:02 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes South Carolina redshirt senior G A.J. Cann is "late 1st round worthy" and could be an option for the New England Patriots.

"Really like the OG A.J. Cann fit at No. 32 to New England. He's late 1st round worthy and it would address a need for the Pats," Brugler tweeted. The 6-foot-4, 314-pound Cann has started for the Gamecocks since Day 1. He is "arguably the top interior offensive lineman in the country," CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote last month. Florida HC Will Muschamp noted back in November, that he believed Cann was "probably the best guard in the league."
Feb 3 - 2:38 PM

NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein said South Carolina redshirt senior DT J.T. Surratt's "effort is good inside the tackle box and he's tough at the point of attack, but he won't impress with production or game-changing plays."

Zierlein believes Surratt could be a rotational player in the NFL. The two-year starter isn't going to wow you, but he can occupy blockers and hold his ground versus double teams. The 6-foot-2, 305-pound fifth-year senior participated in Saturday's College Gridiron Showcase.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 1 - 3:09 PM

Former Wake Forest sophomore C/G Cory Helms transferred to South Carolina.

The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder started every game at Wake Forest except Senior Day in 2013. He was a Freshman All-American center in 2013. After satisfying NCAA bylaws and sitting out 2015, Helms will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Gamecocks beginning in 2016. Helms chose South Carolina over Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Penn State.
Jan 26 - 8:41 PM

South Carolina redshirt junior OT Brandon Shell (labrum) will not be able to participate in spring practices, according to a school spokesperson.

Shell underwent surgery earlier this month to repair a torn labrum. Hall of Famer Art Shell's nephew is expected to make a full recovery before summer camp. He's made every start over the past two seasons and started 36 of the last 39 games for the Gamecocks overall.
Jan 25 - 12:29 AM

Former Wake Forest sophomore C/G Cory Helms announced he has been offered a scholarship by Mississippi State.

Helms might be a bit of an over-sharer, but we aren't complaining, as he's made his transferring process quite easy to follow. He previously confirmed that he’s been offered scholarships by Penn State, South Carolina and Texas A&M. "It is kinda like picking out a Victoria Secret’s model," said Helms to 247Sports.com in describing the interest he’s received from his suitors. "All of these schools I am visiting are great programs and great opportunities for me. I am going into these visits with an open mind about everything and looking at how I would fit in." The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder started every game at Wake Forest except Senior Day in 2013. After satisfying NCAA bylaws and sitting out 2015, he will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2016.
Jan 15 - 6:23 PM

South Carolina junior MLB Kaiwan Lewis announced he will transfer.

Lewis will graduate from South Carolina this spring, so he's eligible to play immediately. The writing was on the wall after Lewis fell behind Skai Moore and Marcquis Roberts on the depth chart. Lewis is, however, a starting-caliber defender, so expect some competition for his services.
Jan 12 - 9:09 PM

Wake Forest sophomore C/G Cory Helms announced he will transfer, and confirmed he’s been offered scholarships by Penn State, South Carolina and Texas A&M.

Helms will visit the Aggies next Sunday, followed by stops to check out the Gamecocks (Jan. 23) and Nittany Lions (Jan. 30). "That’s a tough question," Helms said when asked what he’s looking for in a program. "I want to play for a place that can win championships and all my offers can. God will call me to a place. Wherever I feel most comfortable and fit in best." The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder started every game while he was on campus except Senior Day in 2013.
Jan 11 - 11:17 PM

South Carolina senior S Brison Williams had an interception in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

He returned the pick 52 yards for a touchdown, one of the the game's biggest plays. Williams also posted a solo tackle in the game. Williams lined up at both S positions as well as CB for the Gamecocks. The 5-foot-11, 218-pounder was a preseason all-SEC pick and finished the year with 34 tackles, four interceptions and six pass break-ups.
Jan 11 - 4:36 PM

South Carolina senior WR Damiere Byrd caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

It was his only catch. Byrd clocked a 4.30 40-yard dash last summer in practices, and the 5-foot-9, 170-pounder once ran a 4.26 forty. The former track star underwent knee surgery that knocked him out of spring practices. His quicks remain, as do questions about his durability.
Jan 11 - 2:41 PM


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