As a junior college transfer, Morgan Breslin’s first season with the Trojans in 2012 was nothing short of spectacular.
He led the team in sacks with 13, tackles for loss with 19.5 and finished sixth in total tackles with 62.
2014 figured to be much of the same for Breslin, if not more. Unfortunately, with Breslin’s inability to get healthy, that never matriculated.
By the numbers: 15 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks.
What went right: Relatively speaking, the only positive note for Breslin in 2013 was the four-game stretch he was able to play in from weeks two through five.
During that span, Breslin totaled 11 tackles.
What went wrong: Breslin’s 2013 campaign was derailed by injuries and the miscalculated attempt to return to action late in the season.
By appearing in USC’s game against Notre Dame on Oct. 19, their seventh of the season, Breslin stripped himself of any possibility of seeking and being granted a medical hardship waiver.
If awarded the waiver, Breslin could have returned in 2014 if he wished.
Breslin underwent hip surgery in November and missed the remainder of the season.
What’s next: Breslin will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, where he is rated the ninth best outside linebacker by NFLDraftScout.com.
Final Grade: D
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