Senior | Outside Linebacker | 6’2, 250
Career Stats: 18 starts, 77 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, 17.5 sacks
Morgan Breslin transferred to USC in 2012 and quickly emerged as one of the nation’s top pass rushers. He was fifth nationally and second in the Pac-12 in sacks. For his efforts he was honored as an SI.com and Pro Football Weekly All-American honorable mention. He was named to CBSports.com’s All-Pac-12 first team, the All-Pac-12 second team and Phil Steele’s All-Pac-12 second team.
Unfortunately for Breslin and the Trojans, his senior season was cut short by injuries. A nagging ankle injury held him out of fall camp and the season opener, while a shoulder injury limited him in the early part of the season and a hip injury finally ended his year for good.
(via Fox Sports)
Breslin was considered one of the biggest combine snubs of the year, given his exceptional production in college. He proved his versatility shifting from defensive end to outside linebacker and showcases the explosion necessary to be an effective pass rusher.
However, scouts are concerned about the impact his injuries might have on him going forward and there are questions about his size and strength against opponents in the pro ranks.
CBS Sports and NFLdraftscout.com project Breslin to be taken in the seventh round or end up as an undrafted free agent.
Due to his low draft position, Breslin could literally end up anywhere. Visits to work out for the Oakland Raiders, San Fransisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, and Seattle Seahawks could provide a hint that there’s a good chance he will remain on the West Coast.