20 FCS players earned an invite to the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, which begins on Tuesday, February 27 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Two FCS schools — Jacksonville State and South Dakota State — will have multiple participants at the event.
The Gamecocks have three former players heading to Indy to show off for NFL scouts. They will send a pair of defenders — outside linebacker Darius Jackson and safety Siran Neal — and running back Roc Thomas.
Jackson is currently NFL Draft Scout's No. 18 outside linebacker, a projected 6th round pick. He's one spot behind Wisconsin's Garret Dooley and a spot ahead of Arkansas State's JaVon Rolland-Jones in the rankings.
Neal is ranked the No. 7 strong safety per NFL Draft Scout's rankings, a potential 4-5 round pick. He's ranked one spot behind Virginia Tech's Terrell Edmunds and one spot ahead of Trey Marshall from Florida State.
Wieneke is the No. 25 receiver according to NFL Draft Scout and a projected 5-6 round selection. He's a spot behind Javon Wims from Georgia and a spot ahead of fellow FCS receiver Daurice Fountain of Northern Iowa in the rankings.
FCS schools with 1 combine participant: Delaware, Fordham, Idaho State, Illinois State, Maine, Murray State, North Carolina A&T, North Dakota State, Richmond, South Carolina State, Southern, Stephen F. Austin, Stony Brook, Wagner and Weber State.