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4 Trojans picked in 2016 NFL draft

The USC Trojans football program added to the nation-leading total of NFL draft picks this weekend when four Trojans were picked in the annual draft, led by linebacker/safety Su’a Cravens (photo above, middle) who was picked by the Washington Redskins in the 2nd round.

Cravens was followed by center Max Tuerk (San Diego Chargers, 3rd round), quarterback Cody Kessler (Cleveland Browns, 3rd round) and cornerback Kevon Seymour (Buffalo Bills, 6th round). USC now has 496 total picks all-time in the draft, followed by Notre Dame in second place with 493.

There were also multiple USC free agent signings including defensive tackles Antwaun Woods (Tennessee Titan), Delvon Simmons (Indianapolis Colts), Greg Townsend (Oakland Raiders) and Claude Pelon (New York Jets), along with fullback Soma Vainuku (Houston Texans), linebacker Anthony Sarao (Colts) and tailback Tre Madden (Seattle Seahawks).

Cravens wears #21 for former Redskins safety Sean Taylor

Cravens vows to “humble himself” with the Redskins

Hue Jackson tells Browns fans to “trust him” on Kessler

Chargers GM says Tuerk is “football smart with great feet”

Tuerk Q&A with Chargers.com

5 things to know about Kevon Seymour from Bills website



Garry Paskwietz

A 1988 graduate of USC with a degree in Sports Information. Worked in sports marketing for LA Lakers and Miller Brewing Company. Began covering the Trojans in 1996 with the Trojan Football Fax. Founded WeAreSC in November 1998 with stints at Scout and ESPN. Emmy-winner while covering high school football at Fox Sports West.

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