The first two days of the NFL draft were unusually uneventful for USC. The Trojans had only one player taken in the first three rounds, but Saturday headlined with a Trojan.
Jacksonville kicked off the fourth round by selecting defensive tackle Jay Tufele first (106th overall), and he subsequently tweeted “Always love SC. Excited to represent the Jaguars.”
Tufele opted out of the 2020 campaign because of COVID-19 concerns and the uncertainty of the Pac-12 canceling its season but he earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2019 and second-team honors in 2018.