COLUMBIA, S.C. — SEC Football Media Days are Monday through Thursday, and the 2017 South Carolina football season isn’t too far behind.
Led by senior defensive tackle Dante Stallworth and senior linebackers Bryson Allen-Williams and Skai Moore, there are plenty of experienced players returning to the unit that finished 66th in the country in total defense a season ago.
What could the rest of the Gamecocks’ defensive depth chart look like when the season opens at Bank of America Stadium on Sept. 2 against North Carolina State? SEC Country takes a stab below.
*True freshmen noted with italics.
|Defensive end||Dante Sawyer||Shameik Blackshear||Keir Thomas|
|Buck||D.J. Wonnum||Daniel Fennell||Brad Johnson|
|Defensive tackle||Ulric Jones||Aaron Thompson||Javon Kinlaw|
|Defensive tackle||Taylor Stallworth||Kobe Smith||M.J. Webb|
|Middle linebacker||T.J. Brunson||Sherrod Greene||Mitch Langford|
|Weak-side linebacker||Skai Moore||Eldridge Thompson||Hassan Belton|
|Strong-side linebacker||Bryson Allen-Williams||Davonne Bowen||Damani Staley|
|Cornerback||Jamarcus King||Tavyn Jackson||Demetrius Smalls|
|Cornerback||Chris Lammons||Rashad Fenton||Chris Smith|
|Safety||D.J. Smith||Zay Brown||Keisean Nixon|
|Safety||Jaylin Dickerson||Steven Montac||Javon Charleston|
|Nickel||Antoine Wilder||Jamyest Williams||Kaleb Chalmers|