The first Trojan taken in the 2019 NFL Draft is tackle Chuma Edoga as he was selected in the third round, 92nd overall to New York Jets.
6’3”| 308 lbs.| 33 3/4 Arms | 9 5/8 Hands
40-Yard Dash: 5.19
Bench Press: 21 reps
Allowing a Pac-12 low six pressures last season, Edoga’s journey to NFL has been long and turbulent. A former five-star recruit, Edoga entered USC with a lot of hype, but injuries and inconsistent play never quite saw Edoga to live up to expectations.
With some questions about work ethic and inconsistency, Edoga still looks the part and has the ideal athleticism to become a solid starter in the NFL. We broke down his abilities shortly after the Senior Bowl:
Although Edoga’s technique and intangibles still remain in question, he remains an experienced prospect, who proved to be a durable, reliable body on the line, recording an impressive 44 appearances in four seasons with the Trojans, and only allowing six total QB pressures in the 2018 season, which was fewest among all returning tackles in the Pac-12, according to Pro Football Focus.
Once again reunited with teammates Sam Darnold and Deontay Burnett, the New York Jets have gotten themselves yet another former USC Trojan who is bound to succeed in the NFL.