Former USC WR Brice Butler Drafted By Raiders

Butler, who transferred to San Diego State for his senior season and ran a great 40 time at his Pro Day workout, was taken by the Raiders in the seventh round. Safe to say transferring worked out for him because I doubt Lane Kiffin would have played him ahead of Nelson Agholor last season.

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  • Ben Factor

    I think that’s correct. It’s pretty obvious that Flournoy should have left as well.

    As of now, if you play WR, and you’re anything less than a super-talent, with excellent consistency and work habits, and the ability and willingness to completely master the assignment on every type of play and to block effectively, you should not stay at USC. It’s fine to accept the scholarship and give it a try, but after a year, if you’re not standing out, you need to transfer.

    In 2013, if Blackwell doesn’t end up as the #3 WR, and first into the game, he should transfer. That will mean that Rogers is considered a better player. As of now, new stars enroll every year, and Blackwell will be toast.

    Harsh, but am I wrong?

    • Cheap seats

      Agreed. On USC’s side of equation, this is where you need to recruit based on NEED and WR has been the deepest position group for a few years now.

      I’ve seen Blackwell in action in practice and spoke to him briefly after the spring game. Great kid. He was one of 6-7 guys returning punts in practice. If he doesn’t get a crack at the WR rotation, I hope he becomes a good returner.