Draft Days At USC

NFL draft: Which USC players might get picked and when

WR Drake London and edge rusher Drake Jackson could hear their names called the first two rounds of the draft

Adam Grosbard (OC Register)  —  A look at which USC NFL draft prospects will be selected this week in Las Vegas:

Drake London

WR, 6-4, 220, Possible round: 1st

Drake Jackson

DE, 6-3, 273, Possible round: 2-3

What they’re saying: “Once considered a contender to be the first pass rusher off the board in the 2022 NFL draft, USC’s Drake Jackson has seen a slight downturn in his stock during the last year. However, as Jackson’s scouting report indicates, the former DE-turned-OLB has the athletic upside and pass-rush weapons to be an impactful player in the NFL. The question is, can he realize that potential?”  Oliver Hodgkinson, Pro Football Network

Keaontay Ingram

RB, 6-1 220, Possible round: 5-7

What they’re saying: “Ingram was noticeably quicker and more elusive at a lighter weight after transferring to USC from Texas. He sees the interior clearly but can be too content to bounce runs wide rather than continuing to probe between the tackles. He’s a below-average run finisher but will create additional yardage with quick decision-making at times. Ingram can handle an occasional pass and blitz pickup, but he’s not ready to be a third-down option.” — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

Chris Steele

CB, 6-0, 187, Possible round: 6th to free agent

What they’re saying“Decorated recruit coming into USC program who failed to live up to expectations over three years. Steele offers adequate size and length as a perimeter corner, but had some distressing moments when his long speed was tested. He plays with clear eyes and decent instincts, but lacks ideal short-area burst to stay connected with long-form routes.” — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

Isaac Taylor-Stuart

CB, 6-1, 200, Possible round: 6th to free agent

What they’re sayingTaylor-Stuart has all the traits found with top cornerbacks in the league, but he was simply too lost in coverage for chunks of last season. He gives away too much space inside the route from a variety of coverage schemes and needs to play with more urgent squeeze from the jump. His traits make him worth a Day 3 flyer, but he won’t become a factor until he can better utilize his physical gifts in coverage.” — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com



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ATL D.D.S.(@atl-d-d-s)
May 1, 2022 5:52 am

I have just become a bit more of a Falcon fan.

Mt Rushmore
April 28, 2022 6:05 pm
Reply to  Allen Wallace

Got your wish. #1 WR taken. Quite a statement on his ability and character.