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Recap of Trojans in 2017 NFL Draft

It was a milestone weekend with the 2017 NFL draft for the USC football program.

* The first cornerback taken in the first round in school history

* The first school in the nation to reach 500 draft picks total (501)

* USC also continues to lead the nation with first-round picks (80)

Adoree’ Jackson led the way for the Trojans when he was taken with the 18th pick of the first round by the Tennessee Titans. Adoree’ should see immediate time in the cornerback rotation for the Titans and he figures to start as the return man right away.

JuJu Smith-Schuster went in the second round to the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 62nd pick overall. It’s an ideal situation for JuJu, a physical player going to a blue-collar team, and one known for producing a string of home-grown wide receivers in recent years.

Zach Banner was next off the board for the Trojans in the fourth round to the Indianapolis Colts with the #137 pick, and his first game in the NFL will be at the Coliseum against the Rams.

Leon McQuay was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round (#218) and his pick represented #500 in USC school history.

Stevie Tu’ikolovatu finished off the draft selections for the Trojans when he went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 7th round, the #223 pick overall.

Undrafted Free Agent signings

Damien Mama – Kansas City

Isaac Whitney – Oakland Raiders

Jordan Simmons – Oakland Raiders

Darreus Rogers – Seattle Seahawks

Chad Wheeler – NY Giants

Justin Davis – LA Rams

De’Quan Hampton – Detroit Lions

Quinton Powell – New Orleans Saints

Taylor McNamara – Cleveland Browns






Garry Paskwietz
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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