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South Carolina redshirt senior G A.J. Cann "was dominant in every area" on Saturday versus Auburn, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"The [Gamecocks] rolled up 535-yards of combined offense as Cann opened massive holes for the running game while easily handling opponents to protect his quarterback," Pauline wrote. "He’s a thick and powerful blocker that has no problem holding the point of attack. Better in a small area, scouts love Cann, who should be off the board by the time the third round ends next April." 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.
Oct 27 - 10:34 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline has been "slightly disappointed" with South Carolina junior OT Corey Robinson, though NFL scouts apparently disagree with him.

"A year ago at this time I was touting Robinson as one of the better offensive tackles in the nation and graded him as a first round pick," Pauline wrote. "I’ve been slightly disappointed in his play this season as I expected more dominance and progress from the massive blocker. That opinion is not shared by a number of area scouts who have given Robinson high grades for his play in 2014. How high are those grades? At this point the first round grade I gave him a year ago seems on the mark, though its likely to be later in the frame." The 6-foot-8, 341-pound Robinson is easy to dream on, with an enticing blend of size, strength and surprising athleticism. He needs to clean up his technique, however.
Oct 27 - 5:34 PM

South Carolina junior RB Mike Davis rushed for 88 yards on 21 carries in the school's 42-35 loss to Auburn.

Davis did most of his damage in the air, catching six passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. The six catches include an opening drive 24 yard screen pass that featured a few nifty moves and a 27 yard touchdown catch. These receiving exposures will only help Davis' evaluation.
Oct 26 - 9:49 AM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that South Carolina junior RB Mike Davis "feels he’ll be as highly rated as Todd Gurley come draft day."

"I’m told Davis and his people have been vetting agents. I’m also told Davis is not lacking for confidence and feels he’ll be as highly rated as Todd Gurley come draft day," Pauline wrote. The 5-foot-9, 223-pound Davis recently rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in the school's 41-10 win over Furman last Saturday. The South Carolina prospect has been productive as of late and could be a top-75 selection. Davis led the SEC in rushing last season with 1,183 yards with 11 touchdowns.
Oct 24 - 4:24 PM

South Carolina redshirt senior DT J.T. Surratt (hamstring) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Auburn.

Surratt figures to be a gametime decision in the pivotal matchup. Disruptive defensive lineman come in handy against Auburn's run-heavy attack, so Gamecock coaches are currently crossing fingers, saying prayers, and avoiding black cats. The 6-foot-2, 305-pound fifth-year senior collected 33 tackles, including four for loss and 1.5 sacks last season.
Source: The State
Oct 21 - 8:46 PM

South Carolina senior TE Rory Anderson (triceps) will miss Saturday's game against Auburn.

Poor timing. And, unfortunately, the injury was sustained in a game in which he wasn't needed, as Anderson strained his left tricep in Saturday's victory over Furman. He tore his right tricep in spring practice but didn't miss any game action. Anderson will miss three weeks. "He was having an excellent year," USC coach Steve Spurrier said.
Source: The State
Oct 21 - 5:09 PM

South Carolina junior RB Mike Davis rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in the school's 41-10 win over Furman.

Davis' highlight of the day occurred on a five yard touchdown run, which saw him throw a Furman defender to the ground with an emphatic stiff arm. Davis is likely NFL bound and has started to produce more in the last three weeks. He could be a top-75 selection. Davis added a 24 yard reception in this contest.
Oct 18 - 3:21 PM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks believes South Carolina senior QB Dylan Thompson's "penchant for giving the ball away is certainly contributing to the team's lackluster play this year."

Thompson threw three interceptions in Saturday's 45-38 loss to Kentucky, which "undermined an extraordinary effort from Mike Davis (23 carries for 183 yards and three scores) that had the Gamecocks positioned to win a key SEC East contest," Brooks wrote. Thompson has not been as effective as advertised in taking over for Connor Shaw. He isn't draftable.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 7 - 11:12 PM

South Carolina junior RB Mike Davis had 23 carries for 183 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's loss to Kentucky.

He added two catches for eight yards. Davis started off the season slow while suffering from a rib injury -- he was held below 100 yards in three of four games with a high of 101 -- but has been dynamite in the Gamecocks' last two games, rushing for 104 and 183 yards, respectively. The 5-foot-9, 223-pound Davis led the SEC in rushing last season with 1,183 yards with 11 touchdowns.
Oct 6 - 5:16 PM

South Carolina junior WR Shaq Roland will not play Saturday against Kentucky after missing the team flight to Lexington.

That is very difficult to do. The Gamecocks are 3-2 after losing to Texas A&M in the opener and Missouri last week. Roland has been limited to 15 catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns this season. Guard A.J. Cann seems to be the only Gamecock playing well this year.
Oct 4 - 10:03 AM

South Carolina junior RB Mike Davis had 22 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss to Missouri.

He added two catches for 31 yards. The 104 rushing yards were a season-high for Davis, who suffered from a rib injury earlier this year. Through five games, he has 368 yards on a 4.6 yard per carry average. The 5-foot-9, 223-pound Davis led the SEC in rushing last season with 1,183 yards with 11 touchdowns.
Sep 28 - 9:22 PM

NBC's College Football Talk reports that USC offensive line coach Shawn Elliott confirmed that redshirt sophomore G Cody Waldrop will not play this Saturday versus Missouri.

Against Georgia in week 3, USC's starting guard sustained an unspecified injury to his left knee. Last Saturday, Waldrop was unable to play in South Carolina's win over Vanderbilt. USC OL coach Elliott mentioned that Waldrop is "getting better," but "he’s going to be out this week, but he’ll probably be back next week."
Sep 25 - 3:03 PM

South Carolina junior RB Mike Davis had 17 carries for 82 yards in Saturday's win against Vanderbilt.

He added four receptions for 30 yards. Davis' production was expected to spike with Connor Shaw off to the NFL, but he instead failed to exceed 101 rushing yards in four games. It's fair to note that he struggled through a rib injury over the summer, an injury that made him doubtful for the opener. It's possible he still isn't 100-percent.
Sep 21 - 9:45 PM

An NFC scout said South Carolina redshirt senior G A.J. Cann is "not far behind" Round 1 interior offensive lineman from the last two drafts.

"South Carolina has a really good guard," said the scout. "A.J. Cann isn't at the same level as the first-round interior guys from the last two drafts, but he's not far behind. He's very battle-tested as a four-year starter in the SEC, and he'll be ready to start Day 1 in the NFL." The scout is referring to an elite group that includes Jonathan Cooper, Chance Warmack, Kyle Long and Zack Martin. The 6-foot-4, 314-pound Cann is "arguably the top interior offensive lineman in the country," CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote last week.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 17 - 7:11 PM

South Carolina senior TE Rory Anderson had a "breakout performance" that "could put him on the NFL's radar" in Saturday's victory over Georgia, wrote CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

According to the analyst, Anderson was free to attack the seam with the Bulldogs stacking the box to combat star RB Mike Davis and pressure unproven QB Dylan Thompson. Anderson had a career-high five catches for 67 yards. "The 6-foot-5, 232-pound Anderson showed impressive body control and hand-eye coordination to leap over Bulldogs senior insider linebacker Amarlo Herrera (who had good coverage) to make the clutch reception," Rang wrote. "The catch was the all more impressive considering that Anderson's right upper arm is heavily wrapped up, indicating that he may still be recovering from the torn triceps he suffered late in the spring." The report added that scouts believe "the broad-shouldered, well-built Anderson" is an "effective blocker, demonstrating a strong initial punch to generate movement, as well as the tenacity to sustain." The 2015 tight end class isn't strong, so Anderson could leap up boards if he continues to play well.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 14 - 5:52 PM


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