University of Southern California Trojans wide receiver Nelson Agholor has elected to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. During his junior season, Agholor caught 104 passes for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’s one of four wide receivers to surpass the century mark of receptions during his USC career and has been among the best Trojan wide outs.
“These past three years at USC have been a blessing, along with a lot of my life,” Agholor said in a statement. “I am very grateful to have had the coaches and staff members of this prestigious university in my life. Because of these men and women, I feel prepared to follow my dreams into the NFL. Thank you to the Trojan Family for allowing me to become one of your own.”
According to ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr., Agholor is the eighth ranked wide out and projected to be selected in the early second round. Agholor will likely join a strong lineage of Trojan wide receivers in the NFL and could be the best in recent years. Head coach Steve Sarkisian was extremely grateful for Agholor’s contributions over his three years.
“All of us at USC thank Nelson for all he has done here. He had an outstanding career and will always be a Trojan,” USC coach Steve Sarkisian said in a statement. “We wish him the best and look forward to watching him at the next level.”
Moving forward, Agholor lacks ideal size standing at 6’0, 185 pounds and will be a bit of a gamble for most NFL teams. Still, if he shows the same ability to catch the football and move the chains, he’ll be a strong asset for any squad.
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