A Look At Where Drafted USC Players Stand Going Into Camp

Now that the draft and OTA's are over and teams head into training camp, it's safe to say NFL season is around the corner. As a fan of the Trojans, there are a lot of storylines going into the NFL season if you're tracking recently drafted USC players throughout their entry into the league.

USC had four players taken in the NFL draft this year. You'll need to get a glimpse into these players and where they stand currently so you can track these stories on your own.

Let's take a look.

Sam Darnold (QB)

With the third pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Sam Darnold went to the Jets, making him the second highest player in USC history taken in the draft. Carson Palmer holds the record since he went first overall.

The big storyline surrounding Darnold right now is that he hasn't signed his rookie contract, and didn't show up to the first rookie reporting day. Darnold didn't show up because he's still working out a contract with the team.

While this isn't necessarily a reason to panic, it is interesting to note that rookies sitting out isn't a common occurrence like it once was under previous CBA's. He still has time to sign before the veterans arrive for camp on Thursday.

Regardless, it's important for Darnold to get into camp and begin getting reps with his teammates. Since offense relies on chemistry and takes more time to get together than defense in most cases.

Ronald Jones (RB)

The Bucs needed a back badly, and they got a great one in Ronald Jones when they took him in the 2nd round.

They couldn't get out of the blocks with their running game, which they'll need to depend on going into the season due to the suspension of their quarterback Jameis Winston.

There's no drama with Jones, as he signed a contract that both he and the team are happy with. Tampa Bay's front office, coaching staff, and players are champing at the bit to get Jones on the field this season. Fantasy football fans should be intrigued also since he's slated to be one of the best draft options this year.

Uchenna Nwosu (LB)

Nwosu is a hometown kid for the Chargers and was a much-needed draft pick when the team took him in the 2nd round.

He's slated to play Sam linebacker, but the coaching staff has spoken about his versatility, so don't be surprised to see him play more than one spot. There might be a bit of a learning curve, since Nwosu played in a 5-2 scheme in college, and must adjust to 4-3 with the Chargers.

Rasheem Green (D-Line)

We get to see a USC reunion in Seattle since Pete Carroll took Rasheem Green in the 3rd round to beef up his defensive line corps.

Green will likely rotate in behind starters and has big shoes to fill with the recent trade of Martellus Bennet.

Aside from these four players that were drafted, USC had quite a few undrafted free agents sign with teams. Some standouts include wide receiver Steven Mitchell, who gets to stay at home and play for the Rams, Josh Fatu, who will play D-Line for the Lions.

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