Draft Bios

Here’s a look at USC’s draft prospects, what round they might go and which teams are interested in them.

Tyron Smith, Jr., OT, 6-5, 307, 1st round
The skinny: He played right tackle in college but will switch to the more valued left tackle spot, which protects the quarterbacks blind side. He gained 20 pounds since last season and is expected to go in the top 13 picks. Dallas and Detroit are the likely destinations.

Jurrell Casey, Jr., DT, 6-1, 300, 2nd-3rd round
The skinny: He fills a specific role as the “three technique,” tackle, which means he must play for a team that uses a 4-3 defense. Former coach Pete Carroll is believed to be looking at Casey for the Seahawks. The New Orleans Saints and New York Giants are also interested.

Jordan Cameron, Sr., TE, 6-5, 254, 3rd-4th round
The skinny: Despite not playing much at USC, Cameron’s draft stock soared with his workouts at the Shrine Game and NFL combine. A former basketball player at BYU and USC, his athleticism makes him attractive to NFL teams. The New Orleans Saints brought him in last week.

Shareece Wright Sr., CB, 5-11, 182,4th round
The skinny: He enjoyed a strong workout at USC’s Pro Day to offset concerns about his durability from time missed during his college career and a senior year that fell below expectations. The Dallas Cowboys appear to be most interested.

Kris O’Dowd Sr., C, 6-4, 303, 4th round
The skinny: The biggest question NFL teams had for O’Dowd were the frequent knee injuries, one of which caused him to miss most of his freshman season. But he was healthy last season and fits into a team looking to get younger on the line. Sounds just like the New York Giants.

Stanley Havili, Sr.,FB, 6-0, 227, 5th round
The skinny: Havili battled injuries for much of his career, including shoulder problems last season. But also was the best receiver out of the backfield and a team leader. Jim Harbaugh saw plenty of Havili in the Pac-10 and that is one reason the San Francisco 49ers showed interest in the past month.

Ronald Johnson Sr., WR, 5-11, 186, 5th round
The skinny: His size tends to work against him but his determination overcame that at USC. His Pro Day performance was just OK and he did not make as big an impact as expected his senior year. But he can also play special teams. The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are monitoring him.

Allen Bradford Sr., RB, 6-0, 242, 6th round
The skinny: He was the biggest back at the NFL combine, which is not necessarily a plus because his 40 time was not great. But he always dealt with doubters at USC too. The Detroit Lions want a big back and the Denver Broncos have also contacted Bradford.

Malcolm Smith Sr., LB, 6-0 226, 7th round
The skinny: His size works against him but he started two seasons at USC and made some big plays, scoring two touchdowns against UCLA. The Jets brought him in for a visit last week.

Mitch Mustain, Sr., QB, 6-2, 221, Free agent
The skinny: He played more his freshman year at Arkansas than in three years at USC. And did not help his stock by getting arrested in the offseason. But he hopes someone will make him the next Matt Cassel.

David Ausberry Sr., WR, 6-4, 243, Free agent
The skinny: He is not expected to be drafted but he ran the fastest 40 time (4.46) of any USC player at Pro Day. And he does have size on his side.

Michael Morgan Sr., LB, 6-3, 226, Free agent
The skinny: Another linebacker with concerns because of his weight. He also ran a fast time at Pro Day (4.47) so a team might be interested.

Derek Simmons Sr. DT 6-3 298, Free agent
The skinny: He is athletic and should be able to sign with a team and get a chance to make it.

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  • terrence lewis


  • NOBS

    CJ was a dog

  • DFWTrojan

    CJ will have the best NFL career out of this crop of USC players outside of Tyron and Casey.

  • NOBS

    Told ya CJ was a DOG. Drafted? NOT

  • NOBS

    CJ, Woof Woof Woof Woof Woof Woof Woof Woof