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USC to the NFL: 2014 NFL Draft Preview

Check out what awaits many of USC's top prospects this week. The "Trojan Factory" in Los Angeles continues to produce the most first-round picks of all-time (77), and are once again prime for one, maybe two, selections on Thursday night. Also be sure to watch the telecast because Marqise Lee and Marcus Martin will be present at Radio City Music Hall.

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Marcus Martin Strikes Gold As No. 1 Center

Offensive lineman Marcus Martin takes center stage joining 29 other NFL draftees in New York City's Radio Music Hall, a befitting location for dreams to be realized.


The future of possible undrafted Trojans

As we kick off the final day of NFL Draft coverage, several former Trojans have NFL potential, but may not end the weekend on an NFL roster. Why won't they be drafted? Where will they eventually end up?


Much Deserved #USCToTheNFL Moments

Plenty of people wished the Trojan draft picks good wishes.


Why Lee Went Undrafted In The First Round

Marqise Lee spent his night in the green room never receiving a call that he had been selected as the newest member of an NFL franchise.


We Put Breslin Under The Microscope

USC's most stoic character takes center stage in our Draft Preview.


Martin and Lee Talk About Tonight's Draft

Pac-12 Network's Rick Neuheisel got some final thoughts on the NFL Draft from Marqise Lee and Marcus Martin.


2014 NFL Draft Prospect: Xavier Grimble

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Did George Uko Leaving Early For NFL Make Sense?

A look at George Uko's future in the NFL.


What Should We Expect From Dion Bailey

Dion Bailey continues to rise up experts' draft boards.


Marqise Lee's Inspiring Journey Almost Complete

Marqise Lee is expected to be a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.


Marqise Lee Ready To Emerge In NFL Draft

The former USC star will take his place in a crowded green room backstage: He's one of seven receivers among a record 30 players who RSVP'd to attend the NFL draft.

Pre-draft anxiety apparently bothers Lee about as much as an overmatched cornerback.

"I don't really stress about it," he told Klein.

Lee, the 2012 Biletnikoff Award winner as college football's top receiver, began last season projected as a possible top-10 draft pick.

Lee's resume includes 248 career catches, 29 for touchdowns, and 3,655 yards receiving, a school record amassed in three seasons.

Then Klein references the up-and-down nature of USC WR's in the NFL, which still leaves many questions about Lee's future this upcoming season. In the last 40 years, six USC receivers were drafted in the first round, four in the second.

R. Jay Soward, the Jacksonville Jaguars' first-round pick in 2000, was suspended indefinitely for substance abuse violations and never returned to the NFL after one troubled season.

Mike Williams, chosen 10th overall in 2005, fell short of expectations. Dwayne Jarrett struggled with the Carolina Panthers, but fellow second-round picks Keary Colbert and Steve Smith enjoyed modestly productive careers with several teams.

Robert Woods, a second-round pick by the Buffalo Bills in last year's draft, produced a solid rookie season.

"I know the history," Lee said, noting that each player's situation was different and that many schools have produced high draft picks who have faltered.

"I'm excited," Lee said, about his prospects for Thursday night. "I'm eager to see where they're going to end up."

Marqise Lee's Rags To Riches Draft Stock

USC's all-time leading pass catcher awaits his NFL destination.

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