Jadeveon Clowney is a sure-fire first round NFL Draft pick, perhaps even No. 1. Here is a look at other former USC players in the NFL Draft, which runs Thursday through Saturday:
BRUCE ELLINGTON, WR
Projection by The State: Second round
CBSSports.com position ranking: 13th
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper: I like him athletically. You know about the basketball background, you know how quick he is. Hes a threat, and hes a fear-factor player that I think is going to be a second-round draft choice. He has climbed, and I think hes a solid second-round guy.
KELCY QUARLES, DT
Projection by The State: Third round
CBSSports.com position ranking: Ninth
Mel Kiper: I was a little disappointed when I looked at him. I didnt see that impactful player that he flashed when you looked at him superficially. I gave him a fifth-round grade. Some people think more like third.
VICTOR HAMPTON, CB
Projection by The State: Fourth round
CBSSports.com position ranking: 29th
Mel Kiper: I gave him a Day 3 grade (rounds four through seven) based on performance.
CONNOR SHAW, QB
Projection by The State: Sixth round
CBSSports.com position ranking: 14th
Mel Kiper: Connor Shaw is that gritty, competitive overachiever type quarterback that probably looks more like a career backup than a starter. I think hes a fifth- to seventh-rounder.
CHAZ SUTTON, DE
CBSSports.com position ranking: 26th
Projection by The State: Undrafted free agent