There was a lot of fanfare involved when Damiere Byrd became a Gamecock. He was the speed threat missing from this South Carolina offense and his ability on special teams was expected to bring that unit up another level.
Byrd ended up missing four games due to NCAA suspension and never got on track. He was used very little in the offensive gameplan as he missed valuable in-game experience over the course of the season.
However, with Alshon Jeffery gone, there will need to be a wide receiver or two to step in and pick up the slack. Damiere Byrd could be one of those players. He's not an individual that will go up and grab the jump ball as he stands only 5'9" tall but his elite speed can allow him to be utilized in several different ways on offense.
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