By: Lucas Kochevar
#3 Jordan Addison, USC, 5’11’’ 173 lbs.
Jordan Addison came over to USC this past season after an unbelievable year with Pittsburgh. His production was cut nearly in half for his transfer to USC and it doesn’t make a ton of sense given that he went to the team that had the Heisman winner in Caleb Williams. It’s not a huge deal during the draft evaluation process, but it has to be mentioned. He has a good route tree, although it’s nothing special. He has good speed with and without the ball. He doesn’t have great acceleration, but creates separation with his route running. I thought he made a concerted effort trying to catch the ball in traffic, but he was inconsistent. Although I like him when he’s targeted, I found that he would simply disappear for long periods of time in the game. I’m not sire if it was the lack of chemistry he had with Williams or a poor fit in Lincoln Riley’s scheme, but it was concerning. I think the talent is there from the receiver we saw at Pittsburgh in 2021, but I’m not sure he’ll be a consistent producer at the next level.
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