Gamecocks Draft Coverage: Continuing All Weekend


Edited 8:30pm May 2

Gamecock fans don’t despair! Gamecocks draft coverage will continue all weekend!

Although our top draft prospective AJ Cann did not go first round, Garnet and Cocky will be keeping you updated all weekend of where our Gamecock Alumn are headed off to in the big leagues.

To keep you up to date on who’s available, here’s a quick recap!

AJ Cann, offensive linesman, was ranked 28th going into the Combine and finished the Combine with an overall score of six.  Early predictions said he would go early to mid second round, so hopefully AJ will see some action tonight.

Mike Davis, running back, finished the Combine with a score of 5.41 and made “notable performance” marks during that competition. Speculation is that Mike will go third or fourth round as a No. 2 back.

Corey Robinson, offensive linesman, placed 10th overall in the Combine, looks like a solid round two pick and would be a great addition to any team’s power right tackle.

Defensive Tackle JT Surratt, tight end Rory Anderson, wide receiver Damiere Byrd and quarterback Dylan Thompson are the rest of the Gamecock crew that are draft eligible.

updated 10:15 pm Friday

Former Junior and Senior Captain, AJ Cann, is officially the first Gamecock to be picked in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Cann as the 67th overall pick in the third round. Although Cann played mostly left guard in his 52 career games as a Gamecock, he is a versatile enough player to play right or center, as he was mostly showcased as center during South Carolina’s Pro Day last month. Cann is the 16th Gamecock to be drafted in the last four year and the second true guard selected during this draft, after Duke’s Laken Tomlinson. Congrats AJ and good luck in Jacksonville.

As of 3:30pm May 2:

Running back Mike Davis makes the 126th pick and heads off to join the San Fransisco 49ers. Former Gamecocks Bruce Ellington and Marcus Lattimore were also taken by San Fran in previous drafts. I am slightly shocked that it took until fourth round to pick up such a talented running back, though Davis may have hurt his chances with his poor performance in the Combine.

updated 8:30pm May 2:

San Fransisco loves some Gamecocks this weekend. During the 7th round, tight end Rory “Busta” Anderson was drafted and after the draft was complete, Dylan Thompson signed a free agent deal with them.
Offensive lineman Corey Robinson was also selected in the 7th round by the Detroit Lions.