USC Morning Buzz: Four Players Picked In 3 Rounds Means Something . . .

Sam Darnold, Ronald Jones, Uchenna Nwosu and Rasheem Green were drafted in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft. They were four of the first 79 players selected. So this buries the whole crowd of people during the season who said how great an accomplishment it was to win the Pac-12 South. And then the Pac-12 title. USC had the most-talented team. Even this … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: Four Players Picked In 3 Rounds Means Something . . .

Ronald Jones To Tampa Bay In Round 2

USC tailback Ronald Jones was the 38th selection, which is not bad after his injury problems during NFL workouts. Jones will no doubt please the Bucs with his work ethic. But, and it’s a big but, he needs to stay healthy. No hamstring or ankle injuries. I’m also curious how he handles the beating NFL backs routinely take and how he will handle catching passes. … Continue reading Ronald Jones To Tampa Bay In Round 2

NFL Draft Makes Cotton Bowl Even Worse

It’s worth remembering Ohio State dominated USC in the Cotton Bowl without cornerback Denzel Ward, who was the No. 4 pick in the first round of Thursday’s NFL Draft. Imagine what USC’s offense would have faced with Ward? And apparently it did not bother the Browns that Ward skipped the Cotton Bowl to protect his draft status. It turns me off, to be honest. So … Continue reading NFL Draft Makes Cotton Bowl Even Worse

USC Morning Buzz: If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A Notes Column

The New York Jets used the No. 3 pick to take Sam Darnold. Who did the Jets take the last time they drafted a quarterback with a top-three pick? Answer at the bottom. Unlike Josh Rosen, who was upset when he dropped to No. 10, Darnold did not mind dropping from No. 1 to No. 3. He was asked if he had a chip on … Continue reading USC Morning Buzz: If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A Notes Column

Sam Darnold Goes No. 3 To The New York Jets

Sam Darnold slips to No. 3 but who cares? He is going to New York and he will probably start immediately. He dodged the Cleveland Browns and ended up going to the Big Apple and possibly the best situation for him. Big endorsements. He won’t mind the attention or scrutiny in New York. “No, wherever I go there will be pressure,” Darnold said. “I’m just … Continue reading Sam Darnold Goes No. 3 To The New York Jets