The New York Giants grabbed USC offensive lineman Chad Wheeler after the conclusion of the 2017 NFL Draft.
USC offensive lineman Chad Wheeler is headed to the Big Apple, landing with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent. He was one of a handful of Trojans to go undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, along with Justin Davis, Damien Mama and Darreus Rogers.
— Chad Wheeler (@ChadWheeler72) April 29, 2017
USC’s most experienced offensive lineman in 2016, Wheeler started 42 games for the Trojans going back to 2013 when he made Athlon’s Freshman All-American third team.
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An injury cut short his sophomore season but he still took home the Bob Chandler Award for excellent athletic and academic achievement and character.
Returning to his role as USC’s starting left tackle in 2015, Wheeler made the All-Pac-12 second team then capped his career in 2016 as a first team All-American. Even though he missed time to start the season due to a foot injury, Wheeler was one of USC
Coming into draft weekend, Wheeler’s height and athleticism were tabbed as positives in his corner, but scouts worried about his thin frame and lack of power in sustaining blocks.