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Alijah Vera-Tucker shows his potential at USC pro day

The offensive lineman will likely be a first-round pick at the 2021 NFL Draft.

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The USC Trojans had six players strut their stuff at the school’s pro day. Alijah Vera-Tucker, Talanoa Hufanga, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jay Tufele, Marion Tuipulotu and Tyler Vaughns showcased their skills in front of NFL teams.

One player from the group that stood out was Vera-Tucker. The 6’4, 308-pound offensive lineman ran a 5.10 40-yard dash, had a 32-inch vertical and finished with 36 reps of 225-pound bench press, solidifying his status as a potential first-round pick in next month’s 2021 NFL Draft.

Vera-Tucker won the 2020 Morris Trophy as the best lineman (offensive or defensive) in the Pac-12 and was also named to the All-Pac-12 team. He projects to be a guard at the next level and has all of the physical tools to be a stalwart lineman in the NFL.

In his latest mock draft, Michael Renner of Pro Football Focus has Vera-Tucker going 20th overall to the Chicago Bears.