CLEMSON -- Add defensive tackle Dorell Scott to the list of Clemson underclassmen who have sought draft projections from an NFL advisory committee.
Scott, a junior out of Ridge View High, submitted the paperwork last week.
"I just want to see what they say because it would be interesting," Scott said. "It's nothing I'm taking too seriously."
Scott endured a scare Thursday, suffering a groin injury that left his status for the Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl in question until a medical specialist in Greenville determined he merely strained his lower abdomen.
He is expected to sit out the team's final workout before Christmas break today, but is slated to still play against No. 22 Auburn.
Scott becomes at least the sixth Clemson player to seek such feedback, joining tailback James Davis, defensive end Phillip Merling, safety Michael Hamlin, receiver Aaron Kelly and quarterback Cullen Harper.
Coach Tommy Bowden has asked those seriously contemplating draft entry to provide him a written outline this week of the factors and timetables they plan to incorporate into their decision.
Former cornerback Justin Miller gave Bowden such an outline in 2005, and Bowden said last year's player parents found the concept helpful.
Davis, Merling and Hamlin are considered the most likely to leave, although all three have expressed an intention to remain at Clemson.
The deadline for underclassmen to declare draft entry is Jan. 15.
Players expect to receive feedback by mail soon, depending on whether they gave their home or campus listing as the return address.
• DOG DAYS: Tyler Grisham was among the Clemson receivers who got a hearty laugh from Auburn game film recently.
Auburn cornerback Jerraud Powers, a friend of Grisham's from their appearance in the 2005 Alabama-Mississippi prep all-star game, gained YouTube celebrity when bitten by a police dog after breaking up a pass against Alabama last month.
Powers received six puncture wounds in his left hand when Whistle, a bomb dog, apparently misinterpreted Powers' mimicking of the incompletion signal as an act of aggression.
Eleven years ago, Georgia's mascot bulldog lunged for an Auburn receiver after a touchdown.
"I don't know if it's Auburn players or what," said Grisham, a Birmingham, Ala., native.
• TOTALLY A TIGER: In the program's media guide, Harper listed Auburn as his probable destination if he had not chosen Clemson.
Harper attended a team passing camp at Auburn before his prep senior year but already knew he would eventually pick Clemson.
"I had a lot of interest in Auburn because it's very similar to Clemson," Harper said. "They say it's Clemson without a lake."
• EXTRA POINTS: Ten football players received their diplomas Thursday. Both senior left tackle Barry Richardson and redshirt junior tight end Akeem Robinson graduated in 3 1/2 years. Robinson plans to return next season. ... Player bowl gifts included an iPod and a $275 Best Buy gift card.