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USC Becomes First School to Have 500 All-Time NFL Draft Picks

Apr 29, 2017, 7:30 AM PDT
Apr 27, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Adoree' Jackson (USC) poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (right) as he is selected as the number 18 overall pick to the Tennessee Titans in the first round the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 27, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Adoree' Jackson (USC) poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (right) as he is selected as the number 18 overall pick to the Tennessee Titans in the first round the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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Leon McQuay III’s selection by the Kansas City Chiefs allowed the USC football program to extended its NFL Draft picks record and become the first school to ever have 500 all-time selections.

Nothing proves USC is the ultimate NFL factory than holding the record for the most all-time picks. In fact, the Trojans’ are the first ever school to claim and eclipse the 500 mark for NFL draft picks.

Leon McQuay III became Mr. 500, when we was picked as the 218th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Trojans entered this year’s draft in Philadelphia with 496 all-time picks in the NFL Draft, along and 524 when accounting for the AFL Drafts.

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Thorpe Award winner Adoree’ Jackson kicked off the festivities by being selected 18th overall to the Tennessee Titans, as the 80th ever first rounder out of USC.

Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was snatched by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round, before new Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Zach Banner became the Trojans’ first Day 3 selection.

Despite a detailed list of draftees, USC’s count 500 all-time picks isn’t universally accepted.

READ MORE: Fact Checking USC’s All-Time NFL Draft Picks Count

Various archives like Pro Football Reference and Cleveland.com have the Trojans with four fewer picks due to mistakenly attributing USC selections to other schools, disputed selections and more.

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