3 Lesser Known USC Football Players Who Will Become Superstars In 2016

The USC Trojans fell short of their College Football Playoff aspirations after a rocky 2015 season, but with plenty of talent returning, this team has all the pieces to be a real threat to win the Pac-12 this year. However, for that to happen, they're going to need several players to step up. Here are three lesser known USC players who will become superstars this season:

QB Max Browne

USC hasn't named a starting quarterback yet, but it certainly appears that Browne will be the guy who takes over for the departed Cody Kessler. He has ideal size at 6'5" and 220 lbs, and his arm strength makes him the perfect fit for USC's pro-style offense. Plus, throwing to playmakers like JuJu Smith-Schuster and Adoree Jackson will give him a great chance to be successful.

RB Ronald Jones II

Jones led USC in rushing as a freshman despite splitting carries with Justin Davis and Tre Madden. He'll undoubtedly be the featured back in 2016, and is ready to deliver in a big way. Far from being only a speed back, Jones also has shown a willingness and ability to run effectively between the tackles.

DB Iman Marshall

USC's prized recruit int he 2015 class and played well last season, recording three interceptions, nine passes defensed and 67 tackles. He routinely showed off his elite athleticism, but it was his ball skills and growing coverage ability that really show why he can develop into something special. Expect him to become one of the premier defenders in the entire country in 2016.

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