COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina football program hosted its annual pro timing day on Tuesday morning inside the Jerri and Steve Spurrier Indoor Practice Facility.
Several NFL teams were on hand to evaluate the former Gamecocks, including the San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Defensive end Darius English, linebackers T.J. Holloman and Jonathan Walton, offensive lineman Mason Zandi, defensive back Chris Moody and kicker Elliott Fry were among the former South Carolina players working out.
The three current players who were invited to join the pro day: offensive lineman Zack Bailey, tight end Hayden Hurst and wide receiver Deebo Samuel did not work out during the on-field portion. They did have their heights and weights measured.
“I think it’s something that’s good that the NCAA and NFL came together, to get more information on draft-eligible guys, so they can make better decisions in December. … It’s good exposure for them,” South Carolina coach Will Muschamp said.
Former quarterback Perry Orth worked as a throwing quarterback during drills. To be clear, he was not an official participant in the pro day workouts. A few other former South Carolina players were also in the building, including L.A. Rams wide receiver Pharoh Cooper and New York Jets offensive lineman Brandon Shell.
English met with 16 teams earlier this year when he was at the East-West Shrine Game. One of the biggest pre-draft questions for him was weight.
On Tuesday, English said he weighed in at 248. He also bench pressed 225 pounds 19 times.
“I wish he weighed 248 when he played for us,” Muschamp said, with a smile. “But really proud of seeing him and his work-ethic, what he’s put in.”
In addition to going through the linebacker drills, Walton also worked out as a fullback today.