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Three former SEC players lead NFL rookie jersey sales

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 9 months ago
Newly drafted former SEC stars Johnny Manziel, Michael Sam and Jadeveon Clowney lead all rookies in jersey sales. Johnny Manziel leads everyone in jersey sales, and Manziel sold nearly as many jerseys over the weekend as Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck and Tim Tebow combined over the same time period. Think about that. Do you think the people in Cleveland are stoked about Manziel coming to town...

South Carolina treks into Missouri, plucks talented prospect

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 9 months ago
For months it seemed Kyle Markway was Big Ten bound. Iowa looked like the lucky school. Then South Carolina jumped into the fray and … things changed, Mox. You’re in the SEC now. Markway is a 6-foot-4, 225-pound tight end/defensive end out of St. John Vianney in St. Louis (Mo.). Iowa was at the top of the list for a long time, with Indiana and Iowa also serious enough to extend...

Several undrafted SEC players sign free agent deals

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 9 months ago
Two hundred and fifty six total players were selected in this year’s NFL Draft, but many more went undrafted; several of them were former SEC players. RELATED: SEC led college football in total numbers of players draft; here’s a breakdown NFL teams have about $80,000 to pool together for small signing bonuses for top priority undrafted players, and the process of making an NFL roster for...

Several notable SEC players went undrafted

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 9 months ago
The 2014 NFL Draft was absolutely loaded; so loaded that several notable players didn’t get drafted. RELATED: AJ McCarron wasn’t too happy about his NFL Draft slide We’ll recap all the SEC’s draft picks soon, but let’s talk about notable players who saw round seven come to an end without hearing their names called: Connor Shaw, QB, South Carolina LaDarius Perkins,...

South Carolina lands its future quarterback, 4-star stud Lorenzo Nunez

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 9 months ago
Once Lorenzo Nunez landed his scholarship offer from South Carolina in late March, N.C. State and Ohio State had an uphill battle ahead of them. This evening, the Georgia native did what most expected him to do since he landed that SEC offer–he committed to the Gamecocks. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound dual threat signal caller is rated a four-star prospect and the No. 8 dual-threat QB in the...

South Carolina may land its future starting quarterback tonight

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 9 months ago
South Carolina coaches and fans loved Connor Shaw, and for good reason. As head ball coach Steve Spurrier put it, Shaw was the most productive quarterback in South Carolina history. Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the Gamecocks may land another gem with the same kinds of tools as Shaw. Lorenzo Nunez–a four-star Georgia QB product with excellent mobility and a good frame to boot (6-3/190)–will...

Houston, it’s not rocket science: Pick Clowney

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 9 months ago
Blame it on the nauseating around-the-clock coverage and endless mocks. Tweets from basement draft experts and work ethic critics have been abundantly available since January. If I’m general manager Rick Smith, I’m keeping the No. 1 pick on May 8 in the NFL Draft and handing a check to South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney. I’m ignoring the negativity, the laughable speeding...

Top 10 O-line prospects from the state of Georgia since 2008

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 9 months ago
It’s fun to look back and see which prognostications were correct and which were way off. When it comes to the state of Georgia, the recruiting rankings haven’t been far off when rating offensive linemen the last few years. Since 2008, the No. 1 ranked offensive lineman coming out of the state of Georgia is Ju’Wuan James–who did not disappoint at Tennessee and who has a...

Which SEC East team will have the best defense in 2014?

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 9 months ago
Which SEC East team will have the best defense? We’ll not know the answer to that question until December, but it’s fun to speculate in May. There’s about four months until college football returns, but we can begin to look at spring developments, incoming players and new coaches who will bolster success in 2014. The SEC East welcomes two new defensive coordinators in Georgia’s Jeremy Pruitt and...

Seven from SEC on post-spring Heisman watch list

By Saturday Down South, 2 years 9 months ago
Quarterbacks highlighted the SEC’s post-spring Heisman hopefuls last year, and the picture looks much different this year. The SEC landed seven players on Heisman Pundit’s annual post-spring watch list, and six of the seven are running backs, with Auburn’s Nick Marshall as the only non-running back listed. RELATED: Which SEC teams have put the most players in the NFL over the last decade? The...