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Results: NFL hopefuls improve at pro day

It took a few days, but the NFL.com site finally has posted the official results from USC’s pro day last week.

It was a solid day for the Gamecocks’ top draft prospects, including the two junior defensive backs who left USC early.

Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn and safety Emanuel Cook were the only players among the six ex-Gamecocks who attended the combine who chose to run again rather than stand on their combine numbers.

It was a good decision as both Munnerlyn and Cook put up better 40 times running on the FieldTurf at USC’s indoor facility.

Though it was not the 4.3-something he thought he’d run, Munnerlyn’s times of 4.44 and 4.41 were an improvement over his 4.51 from Indy.

Ditto for E-Cook, who ran a 4.57 and a 4.59 after posting a 4.65 at the combine.

But they weren’t the only d-backs who helped themselves. Though I didn’t have a stopwatch on them, I thought corners Carlos Thomas and Stoney Woodson looked pretty fast.

The scouts had Thomas at 4.51 and 4.57 in the 40, with Woodson hitting almost identical times at 4.53 and 4.57. Though Thomas and Woodson probably will go to NFL camps as free agents, it would not be shocking if one of them was drafted in the sixth or seventh round.

Gil Brandt, who wrote the NFL.com blog about USC pro day, led his report with OL Jamon Meredith, saying the tackle looked good in position drills.

K Ryan Succop, who had surgery in January to repair a sports hernia, did not do any of the running tests. But I was told Succop kicked at Williams-Brice in front of about 15 teams and had a good showing kicking and punting.

Few kickers get drafted, but Succop will be in someone’s camp this summer.

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