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Connor Shaw working hard toward NFL Scouting Combine

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South Carolina QB Connor Shaw is hoping to improve his arm strength leading up to the NFL Scouting Combine.

South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw is working out six hours per day in preparation for the NFL Scouting Combine. The former Gamecocks star played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Los Angeles on Jan. 18, and completed 5 of 7 passes, but it's the combine where the athletic three-year starter has perhaps his best chance to impress NFL scouts.

As such, his Monday-through-Friday workouts have been extensive.

"It's a pretty brutal routine, but I'm enjoying it right now," Shaw said in a Q&A on postandcourier.com. "It's about six hours, from about 8 a.m., then an hour-long break, and it will end around 3:30 p.m.," Shaw said. "Pretty much we're just going through quarterback drills, training, speed and agility, and then I'll lift after."

The combine takes place Feb. 22-25.

Shaw is training in Atlanta with longtime acquaintance Chip Smith, who has trained the likes of Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick. Shaw said he'd like to improve his arm strength in advance of his workouts for NFL scouts.

"As far as speed and agility, I'm pretty good there," he said. "I guess I can continue to work on arm strength. I'm pretty accurate. But I can work on all phases of my game. I'm taking everything very serious right now."

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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