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2017 NFL Draft: De’Quan Hampton Signs with Detroit Lions

‘Mega’Quan’ brought in to potentially replace ‘Megatron’

NCAA Football: Southern California at UCLA Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Former USC wide receiver De’Quan Hampton is yet another Trojan to sign after the 2017 NFL Draft, as he is now a member of the Detroit Lions.

From our “Ideal Landing Spots” piece:

“Hampton’s burial on the depth chart as a JUCO transfer will lead to him not being drafted. However, Hampton has serious potential to be a UFA signing that turns out to be a hidden gem. Hampton didn’t receive a Combine invite, but he showed impressive athleticism at USC’s Pro Day. Staying true to jumpball hype coming out of Long Beach City College, Hampton posted a 41.5” vertical, 11’ broad jump, while putting up 225 lbs. 21 times and ran 4.66 40-yard dash.”

For more background on ‘Mega’Quan,’ we look at our “WR Preview” piece:

“Cementing his name into Long Beach City College lore is junior transfer De’Quan Hampton. In his collective 21 played games for the LBCC Vikings, Hampton racked up 114 receptions for 1,693 yards and 19 touchdowns. “MegaQuan” became a four-star recruit and one of the top JUCO players in the nation following a sophomore season where he was obviously a cut above of the competition.”

Size is something the Lions can use on offense, and Hampton immediately gives them a redzone threat. Hampton has a ready-made NFL body and athleticism as proven by his aforementioned Pro Day numbers.

Likely to land on the practice squad, we wouldn’t be surprised if Hampton posts big numbers in the preseason to ultimately land role on offense on Week 1 of the NFL regular season.