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Recap of Trojans in NFL draft

by Garry Paskwietz

It was a solid draft weekend for the USC program with six former Trojans selected in the NFL draft and another four signed as free agents.

Leonard Williams led the way as an early first-round selection when he landed with the New York Jets as the sixth overall pick. Williams was considered by many to be the best overall prospect in the draft so the fact that the Jets were able to get him at that spot was being called the best “value” pick of the draft. It’s actually a good setting for Williams with a strong existing defensive line, one where he won’t be expected to come in and be a savior right away, and the Big Apple will soon learn to love the Big Cat.

The next selection in the first round came as somewhat of a surprise although maybe it shouldn’t have been after so much pre-draft buzz about the possibility of Nelson Agholor…..

Click here to read the full story at the ESPN USC blog



Garry Paskwietz
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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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