Cheraw's Matthews part of Gamecocks Pro Day

Cheraw's Cliff Matthews was one of 14 South Carolina Gamecocks to work out in front of 28 NFL teams during the Gamecocks Pro Day. Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz was among the attendees. Matthews has stayed at school to continue working towards his degree and working out at the Gamecocks facilities.

USC Press Release: Gamecocks Pro Day

The Sporting News Pro Day recap cited Matthews as one of the top prospects among Gamecocks in the 2011 NFL Draft:

Sporting News: Matthews goes all out at South Carolina Pro Day

Matthews had already been to the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. You can watch all of his combine workouts here: Video: Cliff Matthews combine workout

Cliff Matthews was a WPDE Zoneman Finalist in 2006 and won WPDE's Mr. Hoop Zone in 2007. He's projected to be a mid-round pick in the NFL Draft: Matthews draft profile

WPDE Sports started the All-Zone Team and Zoneman Trophy in 2000. Since the inception, nine players have been drafted in the NFL. Matthews will likely be the 10th WPDE All-Zoner to hear his name called in the NFL Draft.

WPDE All Zone Draft Picks History

2007 1st round - #15 - Lawrence Timmons (Wilson HS - Pittsburgh Steelers)

2009 1st Round - #18 - Robert Ayers (Marlboro County HS - Denver Broncos)

2007 2nd Round - #48 - Justin Durant (Wilson HS - Jacksonville Jaguars)

2007 3rd Round - #95 - Anthony Waters (Lake View HS - San Diego Chargers)

2004 4th Round - #117 - Robert Geathers, Jr. (Carvers Bay - Cincinnati Bengals)

2007 4th Round - #123 - Fred Bennett (Manning HS - Houston Texans)

2007 5th Round - #163 - Brandon Frye (Myrtle Beach HS - Houston Texans)

2009 5th Round - #166 - Michael Hamlin (Lamar HS - Dallas Cowboys)

2010 6th Round - #186 - Clifton Geathers (Carvers Bay - Cleveland Browns)