When Nelson Agholor declared for the NFL Draft in January, scouts gave him a second or third round grade. Agholor knew he was first round talent and rose up the draft boards after the NFL Combine and USC Pro Day.
Agholor proved his doubters wrong.
Agholor is now a member of the Eagles after being taken with the 20th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Agholor is the 36th USC wide receiver to be drafted in the NFL Draft.
In his freshman year in 2012, Agholor had 19 receptions for 340 yards and two touchdowns. Agholor had his best game as a freshman on national television against Oregon when he had six catches for 162 yards and a touchdown. After Robert Woods entered the NFL Draft, Agholor moved up the depth chart to starting wide receiver alongside Marqise Lee in 2013. Agholor's numbers improved drastically in his sophomore year as he finished the season with 56 receptions for 918 yards and six touchdowns. The Tampa, Florida native, Agholor also had two punt returns for a touchdown, both came in the same game against California on November 9th, 2013. He was named to the Second-Team All-Pac-12 Team. In 2014, Agholor had by far his best season as he was named to the First-Team All-Pac-12 Team. He finished the season with 104 receptions for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns. Once again, Agholor showed he was an elite return man, returning two punts for a touchdown in 2014.
In my breakdown of Agholor, I compared him to former Colts great, Reggie Wayne. It will be interesting to see where Agholor lines up in his rookie season in the league and if the BLANK use him in the kick and punt return game.
Other Trojans on the Eagles: Agholor's former quarterback at USC Matt Barkley, Kevin Graf, and Mark Sanchez.