The 2013 NFL Draft has come and gone. For the South Carolina Gamecocks, both fans and players, it was a good event.
For the USC fans, it was great to see so many former Gamecock football players get their name called and have their dreams fulfilled. Much to celebrate and continue to hold that head high as the program is strong.
To the former players getting the chance to go to the NFL, will time to go to work on a bigger stage and earn a paycheck. Just don't forget your roots and please come back to offer support for the program as it is key to the future of the program.
To the current Gamecock football players, this shows that USC is respected as so many comments were made about the positive direction of the Gamecocks program under Coach Spurrier. Don't let up...continue the march to greatness.
To future collegiate football players or those considering the Gamecocks, I hope that you see that USC is legit and by playing in the SEC you get the exposure that NFL scouts like. Remember it is THE University of South Carolina.
As mentioned, the NFL draft was good for South Carolina and here is a quick recap:
DJ Swearinger was selected by the Houston Texans as the 57th pick overall.
Ace Sanders was selected in the fourth round, pick No. 101 overall, by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Marcus Lattimore was selected in the fourth round, pick No. 131 overall, by the San Francisco 49ers.
Devin Taylor was selected in the fourth round, pick No. 132 overall, by the Detroit Lions.
DeVonte Holloman was selected in the sixth round, pick No. 185 overall, by the Dallas Cowboys.
T.J. Johnson was selected in the seventh round, pick No. 251 overall, by the Cincinnati Bengals.
Justice Cunningham was selected in the seventh round, pick No. 254 overall, by the Indianapolis Colts as the final pick of the NFL Draft.
FREE AGENT DEALS
Bryon Jerideau signed with the San Diego Chargers.
Damario Jeffery signed with the Carolina Panthers.
Adam Yates signed a free agent deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.