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Pro Day gives Gamecocks a chance to show talents

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Mason Zandi played in 49 games in his USC career and made 24 starts. Mason Zandi played in 49 games in his USC career and made 24 starts.
Jonathan Walton finished his USC career with 22 starts in his 50 career appearances. Jonathan Walton finished his USC career with 22 starts in his 50 career appearances.
Darius English led the Gamecocks and was tied for fourth in the SEC with 9 sacks in 2016 Darius English led the Gamecocks and was tied for fourth in the SEC with 9 sacks in 2016

By Terrance Singleton:

The NFL Draft is under a month away and collegiate players are showing off their talents across the nation to NFL scouts.

Tuesday some of USC's former players took to the field for the chance of a lifetime at the University of South Carolina's Jerri and Steve Spurrier Indoor Facility.

Offensive lineman Mason Zandi and linebacker Jonathan Walton and have been working toward this day their whole life.

"This is something that you work for for 15 plus years. This is the biggest job interview of your life and you got to leave it all on the field." said Zandi.

"A pretty neat experience, I love going through the process. I go to chase a dream." said Walton.

He and a handful of other Gamecock football players got to chase that dream together. Head football coach Will Muschamp believes the South Carolina program is a program that produces NFL talent.

 "Part of recruiting is the developmental part of the game that they understand your staff can develop and put them in situations to be successful and have opportunities to possibly go to the National Football League." said Muschamp.

No Gamecocks were invited to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis earlier this year, but that didn't stop these players from putting their all into this one day.

"I was kinda disappointed that I didn't get invited but I still got to show my talents here at home in front of the scouts. So, I believe this is just as good, said defensive lineman Darius English.

"If you want to make something your career you gotta enjoy the process. Not just when the lights are on." said Zandi.

These Gamecocks and other college football players will have to wait until April 29 to hear if any NFL team will call their name.

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