NFL Gamecocks To Watch For In Week Four

South Carolina had a lot of talent perform in week three, and they’ll have even more this week assuming Deebo Samuel and Alshon Jeffery are able to play.

Players like Mike Davis and Damiere Byrd will look to make a name for themselves while players like Stephon Gilmore will look to continue their dominance.

Here are some players to watch for in week four: 

Mike Davis 

Davis was an excellent replacement for Christian McCaffery last week. He will look to continue his solid performance against the Cardinals.

Davis has proven to be a receiving threat in the Carolina offense, and the Cardinals haven’t been great against receiving backs this year.

Davis should benefit from their poor defense and a high percentage of targets from Teddy Bridgewater. 

Stephon Gilmore 

This is going to be a really fun game for Gilmore.

The Patriots take on the Chiefs, which means that Gilmore is going to have to defend Patrick Mahomes. Gilmore will most likely be covering Tyreek Hill, which will definitely be a challenge.

It will be the reigning Defensive Player of the Year versus arguably the best quarterback in football, and I know everyone wants to watch that. 

Damiere Byrd/Rashad Fenton 

It’s very rare that you get a South Carolina cornerback covering a South Carolina receiver, but this is the one week where that’s possible.

While Fenton hasn’t been dominant for the Chiefs, he has gotten an increase in defensive snaps over the last year. Over the last two games, he’s played more than the Chiefs’ defensive snaps.

While Damiere Byrd has only had nine receptions this year, he still can be one of the more reliable targets for Cam Newton. It’ll be interesting to see how much both of these players get used, and it will be fun to see some South Carolina on South Carolina action.


I would’ve added Samuel and Jeffery to this list, but there are just too many uncertainties about their injuries.

It also doesn’t help that Bryan Edwards is injured. Despite the injury issues, there will still be plenty of South Carolina alumni to watch in the NFL this week.

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