Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft Projections: Wes Horton


Wes Horton’s career at USC was one filled with inclinations of grandeur, but not very much in the way of consistency, which ultimately led to the NFL passing him over when it came to getting an invite to February’s Scouting Combine. During this weekend’s 2013 NFL Draft, Horton will be just looking to get his name called, come Saturday.

The 6-foot-5, 237-pound defensive end certainly looks the part of a prominent prospect, but his lack of growth and development over his four years in Troy are not lost on NFL scouts. In spite of that, Horton could still be a worthy get for a team late this weekend, as he has the potential to blossom into a solid depth defensive end.

Horton found himself in the starting rotation in 2009 as a redshirt freshman, and from there, he started at least six games per season through the rest of his career at USC. He achieved personal-bests during the 2012 season, with 5.5 sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss on the year.

All things considered, expect him to go very late in the draft or to be picked up as an undrafted free agent after this weekend’s draft in New York City.

Current Projections

Matt Miller of Bleacher Report: 7th Round, 239 overall to Philadelphia [Link]
CBS Sports: 319th on the Big Board, 7th Round/Free Agent [Link]
NFL Draft Scout: 7th Round/Free Agent [Link]
Walter Football: Undrafted Free Agent [Link]
Bleeding Green Nation Undrafted Free Agent [Link]

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: 2013 NFL Draft Football USC Trojans Wes Horton