No Trojans Drafted On Final Day — Plus Update

Some in the media have suggested that USC severely underperformed last season because the Trojans had such a big talent advantage over the rest of the Pac-12 and only managed to win the conference during a decidedly down Pac-12 year.

In reality, this year’s draft reveals the NFL wasn’t all that impressed with USC’s talent.

USC only had four players chosen. Good quality, not quantity:

  1. QB Sam Darnold  —  Rd 1, #3, New York Jets
  2. RB Ronald Jones  —  Rd 2, #38, Tampa Bay Bucs
  3. LB/DE Uchenna Nwosu  —  Rd 2, #48, San Diego Chargers
  4. DL/DE Rasheem Green  —  Rd 3, #79, Seattle Seahawks

UCLA and Washington led the Pac-12 with five picks each

Updated Free Agent Signings: WR Deontay Burnett (Tennessee Titans), WR Steven Mitchell (Los Angeles Rams), OL Nico Falah (Tennessee Titans), DT Josh Fatu (Detroit Lions), S Chris Hawkins (Seattle Seahawks), OL Viane Talamaivau (Seattle Seahawks)