Brandon Wilds was not highly recruited when he came to play football at South Carolina, so it doesn’t bother the Blythewood native that he’s not a big name headed into the NFL Draft.
“It’s the same process,” the former South Carolina running back said. “As long as I get somewhere and make a team, I’ll go from there.”
Wilds, who rushed for 1,844 yards in four seasons with the Gamecocks, was one of 17 former Gamecocks who worked out .
“It went good,” he said. “I improved a couple times.”
Wilds did not run the 40-yard dash, choosing to stand on the 4.54 40 he ran at February’s NFL Combine. He posted a 4.32 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle and a 7.03 seconds in the three cone drill and jumped 35 inches in the vertical jump and nine feet, 10 inches in the broad jump.
He is projected as a late-round selection or undrafted free agent, but he’s hoping his versatility catches the eye of at least one team.
“A lot of teams have certain backs that just catch the ball, certain backs that just run the ball, but I have a variety to my game,” he said.