The MMQB NFL All-Time Draft was full of former USC Football stars as the Trojans produced the most selections from any college program.
In case there was any doubt, the MMQB’s NFL All-Time Draft was yet another example of how USC Football’s ability to produce NFL talent is unmatched.
An “all-star” panel of 12 football experts built their teams with the ability to select any player in the history of professional football.
After a truly stunning selection by Dan Fouts, picking punter Ray Guy with the No. 4 overall pick, the first Trojan came off the board. John Turney, of the Pro Football Journal, took offensive lineman Anthony Munoz fifth overall and the USC picks were far from over.
Hall of Fame safety Ronnie Lott went in the second round, 19th overall, to NFL beat writer Bob McGinn.
Just a few picks later, former player and NFL scout John Wooten took running back O.J. Simpson with the No. 23 pick overall.
The fourth round saw Trojan linebacker Junior Seau go to McGinn at No. 43 overall.
Then it was Bruce Matthews landing on Fouts’ team in the sixth round at 64th overall.
Pro Football Hall of Fame vice president Joe Horrigan grabbed offensive lineman Ron Mix a little while later with the 68th pick.
It was a long wait for the next Trojan to be drafted, but safety Troy Polamalu was scooped up by MMQB editor-in-chief Peter King at No. 129 overall, in the 11th round.
Running back Marcus Allen made it a trio of Trojans on McGinn’s team, going in Round 13 at 151st overall.
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Former NFL executive Ron Wolf stuck with his namesake by drafting Ron Yary with the 158th pick in Round 14
Willie Wood, who was the first African-American quarterback in Pac-12 history at USC but transitioned to defense for a successful career at safety with the Green Bay Packers, went No. 181 in Round 16 to former NFL vice president of player personnel Joel Bussert.
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Finally, safety Joey Browner became the last Trojan selection at No. 227 in Round 19, joining Wooten’s team.
All told, USC’s 11 selections were the most by any college program in the NFL All-Time Draft, beating out Miami, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Texas A&M with 10 picks each, as calculated by redditor BeerMaester on r/CFB.
It’s no surprise to see USC so well-represented in this hypothetical draft considering the Trojans have produced the most Pro Football Hall of Famers in history alongside Notre Dame, with 12 apiece.
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Of Trojans in the Pro Hall of Fame, only Red Badgro, Frank Gifford and Lynn Swann were not selected in MMQB’s draft.