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Former Player: Connor Shaw, QB
New Team: Cleveland Browns
Replacement: Dylan Thompson
Dylan Thompson has backed up Connor Shaw for years and is ready to finally be the leader of the Gamecocks offense on an everyday basis.
Thompson has a big arm and will have a slew of offensive weapons that should help him and the South Carolina offense rank among the best in the SEC.
Former Player: Jimmy Legree, CB
New Team: Seattle Seahawks
Replacement: Brison Williams/Incoming Freshman
The Gamecocks secondary is still a major work in progress. Technically, Brison Williams would replace Victor Hampton, who also left for the NFL but isn't signed yet.
Chris Lammons, Wesley Green or D.J. Smith could become the No. 2 cornerback this fall, despite being true freshmen.
Former Player: Kelcy Quarles, DT
New Team: New York Giants
Replacement: J.T. Surratt
J.T. Surratt logged significant time last season alongside Kelcy Quarles and will look to pick up where he left off in 2013 as an anchor in the middle of the defensive front.
Former Player: Chaz Sutton
New Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Replacement: Gerald Dixon
Gerald Dixon is a stocky and strong defensive end with a similar build to Chaz Sutton. The Gamecocks will need Dixon on the edge and as a run-stopper.
Former Player: Ronald Patrick, RG
New Team: Dallas Cowboys
Replacement: Mike Matulis
Ronald Patrick strung together a good career with South Carolina. Mike Matulis is big, smart and versatile on the offensive line and will be valuable to the Gamecocks' offensive success on the right side in 2014.