Trojans Looking to Add to NFL Draft Totals

Discussion in 'GarryP's Trojan Huddle' started by ErikMcKinney, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. SoCalN8tiv

    SoCalN8tiv Junior Member


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    The positive spin is they were drafted by the NFL, which is still a big deal, so congrats to our guys for realizing their dream. You're right though, it's a disappointing result for a much ballyhooed class with no other way to spin it. Time will tell if they are productive players in a league where players have a short shelf life.

    Fight On to 127, 144, and 162...ouch...
     
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    I know I am harsh on Clay Lynn et al. But this draft really illustrates the divide between those of us who want our SC kids to succeed and the pumpers who want Clay to have a job. I know there are some on the board who are still saying give Clay a chance I just don't get it. These SC players livelihoods are being taken and for what so Clay can keep his job. I have respect for those who advocate for Clay because they are Trojan fans and alums. But it really is between Clay keeping his job and our kids futures. I know when I post these things the pumpers think that I am a hater. It is quite the opposite. I want our kids to succeed and Helton is preventing them from doing this. How is that being a hater?
     
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    Like UDub?
     
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    Will the 2020 NFL draft be any better for USC?
     
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    It's safe to add Utah and ND to that list, too.
     
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    Wow nobody wants Biggie or Porter?
     
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    Biggie went in fourth round
     
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    Oh cool, I didn’t his name
     
  9. SoCalN8tiv

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    Poor Porter...maybe Rams with 243rd or 251st pick will save him from becoming Mr. Irrelevant?
     
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    I really think Biggie will do well in the Ravens defense! He will be playing alongside Earl Thomas.
    Fight On!
     
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    Ex USC Caleb Wilson wins the Mr Irrelevant!
     
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    Well, when it gets to the 7th round, I believe the conventional wisdom is you don't want to be drafted. You'd rather be a free agent where you get to choose the camp where you think you'll have the best chance of making a roster.
     
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    Ah crap! I have mixed feelings about this one. Bruin, and a Trojan but also a Serra Cavalier...sigh...

    This USC draft may as well have been a trip to the morgue.
     
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    What are USC's chances of winning the UDFA title?
     
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    Nice use of an SAT word SoCalNative (ballyhooed) lol
     
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    I did not think Porter would be drafted because of his injury history. I do expect someone to pick him up as a free agent and give him a try since he was so effective when he did play.
     
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    Caleb Wilson leaving school a year early and still getting drafted is a big "screw u" to Clay Helton. Clueless Clay wouldn't even offer him a Scholorship even when he showed good faith by taking a walk-on position. It's not like he didn't show out. He was catching the ball lights out during the player run practices. In my opinion he was one of their top performers. Talent right in front of your face and you still can't see it. Talk about blind. Wilson couldn't have gone to a better team but this also exposes Helton in another area. A Talent evaluation flaw. I'm not talking about the no brainers like Carr, ASB, Vaunghs and Pittman. More like the second and third tier guys. In addition to all the misses in recruiting (see 2016 class) He signed guys like Nunnery and Godfrey who had almost zero chance of playing. That's 2 more lost rides. The last few seasons Clay has hitched his cart to players like Harris, Lockett, Langley, and Lobendahn all Sr's who had only a slim to no chance of being drafted within 7 rounds. All the while watching players who were frustrated with their opportunities with higher upsides transfer out. It's no wonder Clay Helton is 12-13 without Sam Darnold. (Look it up)

    **The NFL UFA is nothing more than a free plane ticket a short term salary and agreement to let you tryout. Teams can sign as many as they want hoping to find 1 or 2 that can make their 53 man roster. Very few of these make it because they have to survive 2 cuts. 4 and 5 star players deserve better than that. I think about Damien Mama, Toa Lobendahn, Viane Talamaivo, Chris Brown who all came in as 4 stars and what Wisconsin would have done with this same group. They deserved to be coached up and givin a better opportunity to improve their draft stock and not have guys like Neil Callway, Bob Conley and Ronnie Bradford stunt their growth. He won't take responsibility for it but Clay Helton did that to you when he hired them. I guess he can't evaluate coaches either.

    The good thing is it appears Helton has been reeled in a bit and someone has put a thumb on his scale for that I am optimistic. For now just let Helton lick the stamps don't let him write the letters.
     
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    I agree with jrl98 and C&G: USC has really done a disservice to the players they have recruited.

    The development by the position coaches has been horrible.

    For kids who dreamed their whole lives of playing in the NFL, then to have placed their futures in the hands of Haden, Helton, Swann, Callaway & Bradford LLP -- the staff dashed their dreams. At the same time, the fans had to put up with insufferable football. Not easy to do but Helton did it.
     
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    Chuma speaks:
    “I had a little rocky career at USC, but they were really just stressing that you have to turn over a new leaf and create a new you.”
    The USC product, who protected Sam Darnold for all 12 games in 2017, earned player of the week honors at the Senior Bowl. A two-year starter at right tackle for the Trojans, the 6’3”, 308-pounder is ready to take the jump to the next level.
    “Just consistency, being consistent and ready to go at all times,” Edoga said of his goals. “This is professional, this is a job now. You can’t be on and off, up and down. You have to be even keeled the whole way.”
     

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