Some people are making an excuse that USC had only two players drafted because there was a small senior class.
But there were 39 draft-eligible players on the roster entering the season. What about all the draft-eligible defensive linemen like Jay Tufele and Brandon Pili, etc.?
Under normal conditions, they would be ready to go pro. They were not.
There is such a need for good defensive linemen in the NFL, it’s not hard for skilled linemen to go pro. The ones at USC knew better.
You think that is the case if they all went to LSU? Why has Utah had 21 players drafted the past three years compared to USC’s 15? It’s not recruiting.