USC Morning Buzz: An NFL Draft Streak Comes To End

This is definitely something USC won’t post on Instagram, and it comes courtesy of Yahoo:

“One of the craziest NFL draft streaks is over. Since the common draft started in 1967, at least one USC defensive player had been drafted in every one.”

There was one close call but even then the streak survived.

“In 1991 the first USC defender was defensive tackle Don Gibson in the ninth round. The draft doesn’t even have nine rounds anymore. But the streak stayed alive.”

Thanks Helton! Thanks Pendergast!

41 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: An NFL Draft Streak Comes To End

  1. Justin Spears
    Pac-12 picks in the #NFLDraft:

    Utah – 6
    Colorado – 3
    Oregon – 4
    Oregon State – 3
    UCLA – 3
    Cal – 3
    Arizona State – 2
    Stanford – 2
    USC -2
    Washington – 2
    Washington State – 1

    Arizona was the only school to not have any picks

    The O/U # of SUCXX NFL draft excuses: 39


    1. My dear friend Owns — you’ve been gone for a bit….. we’re not doing lists here anymore…..

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      1. # Rosen vagina jokes- hilarious- I guess in this pandemic Josh visited the wrong doctor what was his name oh yeah Dr. Hogswilly? Michael Thank You for my laugh of the day. This assessment of Josh Rosen makes me wonder how many prostitutes you have had to speak to in your legal career.? I’m considering advertising on this blog for new clients and I feel there are 2 in desperate need 1) Just Owns 2) Tebow Obama

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      2. Bobby –I was a prosecutor. I wasn’t allowed to talk to defendants, Sunset Boulevard prostitutes included……


  2. UCLA had more players drafted and still got spanked in the Coli! Welp, Glad i am not a FUCLA fan. Nobody cares about FUCLA football. Chip doesn’t even care about FUCLA football. LMAO!!!

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      1. He’s even sassier, gt! I say we let him alone for at least a week as a kind of ‘welcome back’ salute—-then go back to our evil ways…..

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      2. No, I say we we remind him of how much Fu.c.l.a. wins cost.
        What does the mora’ buyout & in-n-out chipster cost? $7 mil per win.
        JHC a bargain.

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      3. No, 67 —It’s the same old same old…..

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      4. gt –speaking of brilliant comedy –did you catch Brad Pitt on SNL? A natural political satirist. So witty. So at ease. All of America must be impressed.


    1. don’t forget their precious sport, the one where they bough all the plaeyrs and champsionsihips, baskeball, by that no good bum Wooden.

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      1. When you think about it, the ruins were smart. Why spend all that money buying football players and still finish second? Back then there was no real competition for basketball players.

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  3. Clay Helton is notorious for not developing players, they arrive as 4 and 5 star athletes, and leave the program as unknowns, with a few exceptions. That’s why I laugh when the Helton “Ass Sucks” get so excited over the upcoming 2021 recruiting class, because it’s nothing but a merry-go-round ride of the same old thing . 😂😂

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    1. That Jack/Pudly76 has been the Ass Suck for Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian, and Bozo Helton for several years, even as USC fails to meet expectations, year after year. And the Dumb Ass claims to be an insider, too. 😂😂😂

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    2. Yes you can, but since he has to ” social distance ” can you imagine what he’s doing to himself ???????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Flashback 2016 – USC vs Alabama

    Comparing Two-Deep Star Rankings and More USC Football News

    Alabama boast an impressive number of top recruits on the depth chart, but so do the Trojans. 

    NCAA FBMenu

    Comparing Two-Deep Star Rankings and More USC Football News

    foxsportsJun 30, 2017 at 10:28p ET

    Alabama boast an impressive number of top recruits on the depth chart, but so do the Trojans. Plus USC football news from around the web.

    Can’t get enough USC football and basketball news? We’ve got your morning dose of all the best content from around the web concerning the men of Troy.

    1st & 10:

    First Word… On Tuesday, Belly of the Beast, an SEC-centric blog, posted a breakdown of Alabama’s 2016 depth chart featuring no names, only star rankings.

    The purpose of the exercise was to demonstrate just how the Crimson Tide roster is loaded with talent.

    After perusing the depth chart, there can be no question, Alabama is a physically talented football team.

    Of the 55 players on the two-deep, 42 of them were four or five-star recruits. That’s 76 percent.

    Impressively, 13 of those players are five-star talents, while 29 were four-stars.

    With that kind of representation, it is no wonder the Tide feature so prominently in any discussion of recruiting ranking average over any recent period of years.

    More precisely, the reason for the article’s existence was to show fans of teams not named Alabama just how “trash” their own depth chart is by comparison.

    For most squads, the message comes through loud and clear.

    But just how outmatched are Alabama’s season opener opponents, the USC Trojans?

    Here’s a look at USC’s two-deep with star ratings for reference:


    Max Browne ★★★★★

    Sam Darnold ★★★★

    Running Back

    Justin Davis ★★★★

    Ronald Jones ★★★★

    Wide Receiver 1

    JuJu Smith-Schuster ★★★★★

    De’Quan Hampton ★★★★

    Wide Receiver 2

    Darreus Rogers ★★★★

    Jalen Greene ★★★

    OR Michael Pittman ★★★★

    Wide Receiver 3

    Steven Mitchell ★★★★

    OR Deontay Burnett ★★★

    Trevon Sidney ★★★★

    OR Velus Jones ★★★

    Tight End

    Taylor McNamara ★★★★

    Tyler Petite ★★★★

    OR Daniel Imatorbhebhe ★★★

    Right Tackle

    Zach Banner ★★★★

    Chuma Edoga ★★★★★

    Right Guard

    Viane Talamaivao ★★★★

    Jordan Simmons ★★★★


    Toa Lobendahn ★★★★

    Nico Falah ★★★★

    Left Guard

    Chris Brown ★★★★

    OR Damien Mama ★★★★

    Roy Hemsley ★★★

    Left Tackle

    Chad Wheeler ★★★

    Chuma Edoga ★★★★★

    DefenseStrongside Linebacker

    Uchenna Nwosu ★★★

    Jabari Ruffin ★★★★

    Defensive Tackle

    Noah Jefferson ★★★★

    OR Rasheem Green ★★★★★

    Christian Rector ★★★

    Nose Tackle

    Stevie Tu’ikolovatu N/A

    Khaliel Rodgers ★★★★

    Defensive End

    Malik Dorton ★★★

    OR Rasheem Green ★★★★★

    Josh Fatu ★★★

    Outside Linebacker

    Porter Gustin ★★★★

    Don Hill ★★★

    OR Oluwole Betiku ★★★★★

    OR Connor Murphy ★★★★

    Middle Linebacker

    Cameron Smith ★★★★

    Olajuwon Tucker ★★★

    Weakside Linebacker

    Michael Hutchings ★★★★

    Osa Masina ★★★★

    OR Quinton Powell ★★★★

    Cornerback 1

    Iman Marshall ★★★★★

    Ajene Harris ★★

    OR Jack Jones ★★★★★

    Strong Safety

    Chris Hawkins ★★★★

    OR Leon McQuay ★★★★★

    Matt Lopes N/A

    Free Safety

    Marvell Tell ★★★★

    Ykili Ross ★★★★

    Cornerback 2

    Adoree’ Jackson ★★★★★

    Jonathan Lockett ★★★★

    OR Isaiah Langley ★★★★

    For those keeping score, that’s 55 players on USC’s two-deep, not including the kickers or the repeat appearances by Chuma Edoga and Rasheem Green. Of those, 39 were four or five-star recruits coming out of high school.

    In other words, 70 percent of USC’s two-deep were top-flight recruits.

    That’s incredibly close to Alabama’s percentage when you consider the fortunes of the two programs over the last five years.

    While the Tide outmatch USC on five-star recruits, it’s not by all that much. The Trojans boast nine five-stars to Alabama’s 13.

    In truth, USC’s recruiting averages have been among the best, despite the scholarship reductions and instability around the program.

    In the end, star rankings don’t mean that much. After all, Chad Wheeler is a three-year starter but only had three-stars when he arrived at USC. Meanwhile, Utah transfer Stevie Tu’ikolovatu didn’t draw any star rankings but still looks set to be a major cog in the Trojan defense.

    What these comparisons do tell us is that while the Tide have trophies to show for their loaded roster, the Trojans will field just as much potential. The key is getting that potential to produce.

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    1. So? It’s a VERY long article …and Helton probably didn’t have time to drink in the last sentence of the last paragraph….

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      1. You can tell HeltonObama went to college because he still thinks if you bloviate like he used to do it blue book tests for 15 pages he can fool everyone into thinking he knows what he is talking about.

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      2. Ha! The good old days! Just open the trap doors & let all your knowledge fall into the Blue Book……


    1. 67,
      If Helton’s brand new staff can get us back on the NFL’s radar, it will have a positive impact on future recruiting….

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      1. If we had a different president and AD, it could be a basis for considering going independent in football. Playing WAC quality conference opponents is not a resume enhancer.

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      2. No offense Cal, but let’s face it, the draft doesn’t lie. The Pac 12 is WAC 12. including SC, as we saw in the Holiday Bowl drubbing.

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      3. No worries, gt….


  5. We need a new OC. We’re still playing Helton ball. Until we can actually put together a running game, teach blocking, and not tell a QB his job is to throw jump balls to the perimeter, we’re gonna be in this mess. Whatever talent the defense has, the players get exposed, unfairly, by quick changes, bad field possession and ToP. They also suffer in practice playing against a childish version of a 7 on 7 offense. Some of you are still insisting on burying your heads in the ground or up your you know whats, and I get it, because it makes things seem that much more hopeless for the time being. But it’s better to come to terms so you don’t fool yourselves for yet another seasons.


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