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NFL Draft; USC Shaft

What if I told you more WAC players would be taken in the first round than PAC players? What if I told you the Broncos would give up their 2nd, 3rd and 4th round draft picks to trade back into the first round and pick up…Tim Tebow? That Cal’s defensive tackle Tyson Alualu would go […]

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NFL draft poll: How many USC first-rounders?

Not that it would compare to any of last season’s four losses, but it would be a blow to USC’s pride if no Trojans are picked in today’s first round of the NFL draft. Of course, that’s the Gatorade-half-empty outlook. As many as three USC players — OT Charles Brown, DE-OLB Everson Griffen and S […]

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NFL draft: Only one Trojan in the first round?

USC could have only one player taken in the first round of this week’s NFL draft, according to the latest mock from ESPN.com’s Scouts Inc. The ceiling is three. The floor is zero. No Trojan is expected to be among the top 20 picks. A first round devoid of USC players would be rare. From […]

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Former Pac-10 players on top-100 list

Twelve former Pac-10 players — topped by USC defensive end Everson Griffen at No. 20 overall — made the Scouts Inc. top-100 list of NFL draft prospects, which was published in the latest ESPN Magazine. Those players are (number is top-100 rank): 20. Everson Griffen, DE, USC 21. Taylor Mays, S, USC 24. Brian Price, […]

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USC football: 15 players to watch in spring (No. 1)

Ten days, 14 players and nearly 5,000 words later, we have hit No. 1 on our countdown of the 15 Trojans to watch in spring practice. But wait. There’s more. Starting Thursday, we’ll begin our position-by-position preview of spring football, including three questions (and answers) for each spot. And remember, you can follow the USC […]

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2010 Combine Updates

Here is how some Trojans are doing at this years NFL combine: Joe McKnight ran a 4.47 40 yard dash. This was fifth-best among running backs. McKnight had a 10’0″ standing broad jump mark and 36.5 vertical leap Everson Griffen bench pressed 225 lbs. 32 times and ran a 4.66 40, second best time among […]

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Pac-10 top 30 in 2009: Nos. 12-13

Our final top 30 player rankings from 2009 will start from the bottom and work up to No. 1. Click here for Nos. 14-30. Preseason rankings are here. 12. Taylor Mays, S, USC (1): While it’s hard to quantify what Mays might have gained socially, intellectually and emotionally from returning for his senior year, it’s […]

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2009 All-Pac-10 Team

(Photo of Damian Williams by Icon Sports Media) Damian Williams, Jeff Byers, Charles Brown and Taylor Mays were all named to the All-Pac-10 first team. Williams was selected twice as a wide receiver and punt returner. Everson Griffen, Josh Pinkard, Kevin Thomas and Garrett Green were selected to the All-Pac-10 second team. Green made the […]

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Senior Salute 2009

(Photo of Jeff Byers by Icon Sports Media) Here is a list of Trojans that will be playing their last home game at the Coliseum on Saturday. OL Charles Brown LB Luthur Brown OL Jeff Byers (pictured above) WR Preston Cavignac K Jordan Congdon LB Dan Deckas DB Rob Erickson LB Nick Garratt FB Adam […]

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Morning Buzz

Offensive tackle Charles Brown’s experienced lower-back problems this summer but it is not expected to be an issue this season.

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Hope and concern: USC

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller Eighth in a series on grounds for optimism and worry. Biggest reason for hope — An intact offensive line leads nine returning offensive starters. Coaches often say it all starts with the offensive line (though this is an interesting contrarian argument), so the Trojans should be off to a good start […]

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