Family Feud: USC gets a new offensive lineman, Trojans in the draft
USC football's offseason is already off to the races. The Trojans finished their spring practice schedule on April 13, but they have continued to have developments since.
They likely lost another player to the transfer portal as quarterback Matt Fink announced his intentions to enter a few days after spring camp's conclusion. But on Friday, USC finally got an addition from the portal, grabbing a commitment from offensive lineman Drew Richmond.
Keely Eure and Shotgun Spratling return with the latest edition of the Family Feud Podcast to discuss the latest roster development for USC and their reaction to how the 2019 NFL draft played out for the Trojans.
The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Richmond comes to the Trojans from the University of Tennessee where he made 25 starts, including starting all 12 games at right tackle last year for the Volunteers. But what will he bring to the Trojans in his final year of eligibility? Shotgun discusses how Richmond's experience will provide leadership for the Trojans and how the added competition the offensive line will have with Richmond being thrown in the mix will push the group to be stronger. The Richmond addition could also follow a pattern set by another graduate transfer at USC, Keely says, before posing the question of how the offensive line lineup could be shaken up by Richmond's presence.
The USCfootball.com duo then break down how the NFL draft played out with four USC players being selected, five Trojans signing as undrafted free agents and two others earning minicamp invites with teams. Chuma Edoga was selected first at No. 92 overall by the Jets in the third round. That was followed by Iman Marshall in the fourth round by the Ravens, Marvell Tell III a round later by the Colts as a cornerback and Cameron Smith by the Vikings in the fifth round.
Which draftee found the best fit? What do each of the four draft picks have to do to make an impact with their teams? Which of the undrafted players have the best shot at pushing their way past other offseason additions to make a roster or at least a practice squad? And how does it affect Clay Helton and the program that there were no Trojans selected in the top two rounds of the draft?
The Family Feud Podcasters answer those draft questions and your listener-submitted questions about the summer player-run practices, recruiting outside of Southern California, Reggie Bush's future with USC and how his new position at FOX affects the NCAA sanctions that have loomed over him and the football program for a decade now. Lastly, USCfootball.com's Chris Trevino asks whether a hot dog is a sandwich, leading to a deep dive into hot dog cuisine.
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