Former USC wide receiver Isaac Whitney is staying in California for now. He’s signed as an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders.
Isaac Whitney is moving on to the NFL, signing with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent. Whitney was one of a handful of USC prospects to go undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft, along with fellow receiver Darreus Rogers, who has since signed with the Seattle Seahawks.
Whitney got to USC with plenty of hype in 2015 as one of the most sought after wide receivers in the junior college ranks. But after a collarbone break midway through his junior season and a treacherous depth chart as a senior, he didn’t prove to have much of an impact with the Trojans.
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In two seasons, Whitney saw action in 18 games and recorded a total of just eight catches for two touchdowns.
Following his college career, he had a big showing at USC’s Pro Day. Whitney posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.34 and a vertical jump of 34 inches to put himself in the discussion for NFL teams. At the end of the day, the Oakland and soon to be Las Vegas Raiders liked what they saw.
Whitney joins a Raiders roster coached by Trojan great Jack Del Rio and managed by Reggie McKenzie, the father of 2017 incoming freshman Jalen McKenzie.