NFL Scouting Report: USC WR Jordan Addison

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The Bleacher Report NFL Scouting Department recently went through all draft-eligible players and dropped their list of the top 225 players. Some of the players ended up getting an entire scouting report page written about them and what they potentially bring to an NFL franchise. One of those individuals played for USC last season, wide receiver Jordan Addison.

Addison was a 4-star recruit in the 2020 class for the Pittsburg Panthers. He was highly productive when allowed to start. In 2021, he became the nation’s top receiver and won the Biletnikoff Award earning the first-time All-American honor. He would end up transferring to USC the following year to play in Lincoln Riley’s system and to catch passes from Caleb Williams.

He would end up playing in 11 games for the Trojans. Statistically, he didn’t put up nearly the great numbers from the previous season. However, he was very productive with 59 receptions, 875 receiving yards, and 8 touchdowns.

Bleacher Report’s NFL Scout Derrik Klassen wrote the report and had very nice things to say about Addison. He also believes he will be drafted in the 1st Round of the Draft and maybe the third Wide Receiver picked. His pro comparison is being linked to former Ohio State and current New York Jets, Garrett Wilson. This is a big deal considering Wilson won the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award last season.

" Addison's real moneymaking trait is what he does with the ball in his hands. All of the explosiveness and speed that do wonders for him as a route-runner shine even more once he has the ball. His ability to get right to top speed often destroys tackling angles for defenders, and very few players have the speed to catch back up."

Derrik Klassen from Bleacher Report

One of the negatives regarding Addison makes perfect sense. He may struggle at the beginning of his career because he is physically smaller. He may get bullied at the line of scrimmage in the first year or two in the league. He is coming in at 6’0” and 175 pounds. He will need to add some more muscle without losing that game-breaking speed.

Overall, Addison should be happy with these reports prior to the draft.

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