South Carolina is in the process of replacing some players who have departed, and this spring is about finding players who are ready to fill their shoes. The Gamecocks are not short of talent, so anyone can rise to the occasion and claim an expanded role in the 2014 season.
Head coach Steve Spurrier needs players at wide receiver and cornerback to develop in the offseason and assume big roles this fall.
While some upperclassmen and many younger players will see some expanded roles including Damiere Byrd, Chaz Elder, Kelsey Griffin and a healthy Brandon Wilds, others could see a more significant expansion in their roles.
Positional need, talent and spring roster status are all factors that went into selecting these five players.
Here are the five Gamecocks who should see their roles expanded in 2014.