USC linebacker Su’a Cravens is projected to be drafted today. Will he? Bovada just sent out an over/under on Myles Jack’s draft placement: 39.5.
UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has still not been selected through 27 picks. No mock drafts had him this low. Yes, I’m aware of the knee concerns. But he’s probably a pretty good pick for someone now, right? I’m surprised Pete Carroll didn’t take a chance on him.
Jared Goff to the Rams with the No. 1 pick. I’ll defer to the NFL but a year ago who was predicting he was the No. 1 pick overall? And let’s remember Max Browne was the No. 1 QB of Goff’s recruiting class. That’s good motivation for Browne.
With the No. 4 pick in the NFL draft, the New York Jets select Marvin Powell, offensive tackle, USC.
With the No. 5 pick in the NFL draft, the New York Giants select Gary Jeter, defensive tackle, USC.
Here’s my list of USC players who might get drafted this weekend along with some expert comments.
Do you want an illustration of USC’s dominance during the late 1960’s? The picture above features offensive lineman Ron Yary, the No. 1 pick in the 1968 NFL draft. And tailback O.J. Simpson, the No. 1 pick in the 1969 NFL draft.
Since USC is not expected to have a first-round draft pick today, here are the schools with the most-first-round picks since 1967, the first draft after the AFL/NFL merger.
1. USC, 68
2. Miami, 58
3. Ohio State, 56
4. Florida, 46
Su’a Cravens will get drafted this week by an NFL team. But does USC owe him something? Could he ever imagine playing for Lane Kiffin, Ed Orgeron, Clay Helton, Steve Sarkisian and Helton again in three seasons?
“The five coaches and 100 different positions I played helped make me great,” Cravens said. “I didn’t come to USC for a specific coach. I came to be great.”
USC’s been focused on Tua Tagovailoa as its quarterback for the 2017 recruiting class. Tagovailoa is supposed to announce his college choice Monday. But Alabama is now the favorite. Why? Because USC’s now offered a scholarship to QB Davis Mills, who is already committed to Stanford. Losing a QB to Alabama and then suddenly going after one committed to Stanford hardly seems like the ideal course. I wonder what Lane Kiffin thinks?