2017 Draft – Where Are They Now?

As we all prepare for the excitement that is the NFL Draft, I know most of our focus is on the players drafted in the first and second rounds but it got me to wondering what happens to all of the players drafted in the later rounds and those players who do not get drafted. With that in mind here is a rundown on the USC athletes who were eligible for the draft last year.

Adoree Jackson, DB, 1st Round & 18th pick by the Tennessee Titans. Started all 16 games last year, had 63 solo tackles and recovered 3 fumbles. Still on the Titan roster for 2018.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, 2nd Round & 62 pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Played in 14 games, starting 7 of them. Caught 58 passes for 917 yards. Longest reception was 97 yards, averaged 15.8 yards per catch.

Zach Banner, OL, 4th Round & 137 pick by the Indianapolis Colts. Played in 8 games for the Cleveland Browns last year. Currently on the Carolina Panthers roster for 2018 after they claimed him off of waivers.

Leon McQuay III, DB, 6th Round & 218 pick by the Kansas City Chiefs. Played in 3 games for the Chiefs last year. Still on the Chiefs roster for 2018.

Stevie Tu’Ikolovatu, DL, 7th Round and 223 pick by the Tampa Bay Bucs. Did not play in any games last year. Still on the Bucs roster for 2018.

Chad Wheeler, OL, Undrafted, Signed as a Free Agent with New York Giants. Played in 11 games last year with the Giants, starting in 3 of them. Currently on the Giants roster for 2018.

Damien Mama, OL, Undrafted, Signed as a Free Agent with Kansas City Chiefs. Currently listed on the roster for the New York Giants.

Darreus Rogers, WR, Undrafted, Signed as a Free Agent with Seattle Seahawks. Was not on an active roster listing for last year or this year.

Justin Davis, RB, Undrafted, Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Rams. Played in 4 games with the Rams last year. Currently listed on the Rams roster for 2018.

Jordan Simmons, OL, Undrafted, Signed as a Free Agent with the Raiders. Did not play in any games last year but is still on the Raiders roster.

Isaac Whitney, WR, Undrafted, Signed as a Free Agent with the Raiders. Played in 2 games with the Raiders last year. Currently on the Raiders Roster for 2018.

Taylor McNamara, TE, Undrafted, Signed as Free Agent with the Cleveland Browns. Was not on an active roster in 2017 or 2018.

De’Quan Hampton, WR, Undrafted, Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Lions. Was not on an active roster in 2017 or 2018

Quinton Powell, LB, Undrafted, Signed as a Free Agent with the New Orleans Saints. Was not on an active roster in 2017 or 2018.