USC Football's Drake London and Andrew Vorhees land on prestigious top player list

Oct 9, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Drake London, USC football
Oct 9, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Drake London, USC football / Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Drake London and Andrew Vorhees were two of USC football's best players this season, representing what being a Trojan is all about.

They also represented the Trojans on PFF's top players list, "The 101 best players in college football in 2021." London landed at No. 14 and Vorhees landed at No. 80.

As for London, it goes to show just how dominant he was. He was the best receiver in the country, and was the runaway favorite for the Biletnikoff Award before he went down to injury in the eighth game of the season. As insane as it sounds, he still put up 88 catches for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns in just seven games (and part of one more).

It goes to show that SC is still the best wide receiver program in the country. USC and Graham Harrell put out the worst offense they possibly could have but London still FEASTED even when he was the only guy defenses tried to control. In arguably the worst year in SC football history, SC STILL had the best receiver in the country.

Drake London receives lots of praise for his efforts with USC, but Andrew Vorhees deserves recognition too.

Drake London was as incredible as they come for USC football, but Andrew Vorhees' efforts need to be highlighted as well. Not getting the credit he deserves due to the lazy narrative that USC apparently has a trash O-Line despite being the highest-graded offensive line in the country (PFF), he got a great shoutout on this list.

PFF recognized that Vorhees was both tremendous as our left guard AND as our left tackle when he had to make the switch. That versatility is key for a good offensive line, and he was the only lineman in the entire country who posted a 90+ PFF grade as both a run-blocker and a pass-blocker. He put up a 90 overall grade this year.

We constantly talk about London, and we should. Heck, PFF pointed out that London recorded 19 contested catches, which is SIX more than any other receiver nationally through week 12 and he only played eight games. He had the second-most broken tackles in the country through week 12 as well, despite playing just eight games.

Vorhees' 90 PFF grade wasn't even too far off from London's 91.8 grade this season. We need to celebrate London as much as he can because he derserves it, but Vorhees was special too.

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He'll be back next year, and we'll likely be watching him at left guard. Then, after that, we'll wake up early on Sundays to make sure we catch London go Moss some DBs in the NFL.