South Carolina has produced 11 first-round draft picks all-time, with six coming since 2000. In the 2012 NFL Draft, the Gamecocks had two players selected in the first round for the first time since 1981 as Stephon Gilmore was selected No. 10 overall by the Buffalo Bills and the San Diego Chargers picked All-American Melvin Ingram at No. 18.
South Carolina running back George Rogers was selected with the No. 1 overall pick of the 1981 NFL Draft after winning the Heisman Trophy with the Gamecocks in 1980. Rogers earned NFL Rookie of the Year honors after leading the league in rushing in 1981. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection in 1981 and 1982.
A total of 38 South Carolina players have been drafted since 2000, an average of over three draftees per year.
A Gamecock has been selected in each of the last 11 NFL Drafts.
27 South Carolina defensive backs have been selected in the NFL Draft, with 12 chosen since 2002.
South Carolina has seen 181 of its players get drafted all-time
Current Gamecocks in the NFL: