USC’s offensive line is still considered a work-in-progress for next season.
That has to be concerning when you have three senior starters (Toa Lobendahn, Chris Brown, Chuma Edoga) and a sophomore who started last season (Andrew Voorhes).
Lobendahn is finally playing his preferred position, center, so that should be solid position.
But Edoga was wildly inconsistent last season and clashed with offensive line coach Neil Callaway during games. Brown played well against Stanford but then struggled, especially against Ohio State. Voorhes also struggled last season and I’ve yet to hear from any offensive line experts that he is ready to be a consistent player.
And then left tackle currently looks to split by Austin Jackson and Clayton Johnston.
So you can see why there are questions about the line.
Sam Darnold is the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft at 5/12 according to Bovada.
Other odds for top pick: Josh Allen 8-5; Saquon Barkley 11-2; Baker Mayfield 10-1; Josh Rosen 18-1.
Former USC All-American offensive tackle Sam Baker has listed his Tustin home for $1.3 million.