USC Football: Future outlook/Predicting Jordan Addison's role next year

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Jordan Addison is going to be a monster for USC football in 2022. The 2021 Biletnikoff winner just racked up 100 catches for 1,593 receiving yards and 17 receiving touchdowns in 2021.

Boasting a 15.9 yards per catch rate, expect there to continue to be an emphasis on big plays from him even now that he'll be with a different program. That's the type of receiver he is. He's not a big-bodied bruiser at 6-0, 175 pounds. He's shifty and athletic, however, and he can turn the jets on at will.

He can run every route in the tree seamlessly, and he'll be the X receiver for the Trojans. He'll be out wide as the No. 1 option with Mario Williams opposite him at the Z, which will make for a lot of speed in the two wideouts that are to be outside. It's going to be quite the handful for opposing defenses.

Jordan Addison and Williams accelerating away from the defense can also free up USC WR Brenden Rice in the slot.

Rice was likely the starting X receiver for USC football, but since Jordan Addison came along, he'll probably be moved to the Z spot and work from the slot. That obviously means that he likely still has a starting spot, though, so there's no complaints there.

Besides, with Addison and Williams streaking up the sidelines, Rice has the chance to catch some Defensive Backs sleeping. Rice is also very fast too. Speed was never SC's problem when it came to this crop of receivers, but Addison makes defending this group unfair.

New USC QB Caleb Williams likely has MANY ways in which he would like to get the ball to Addison. The two grew up together in the DMV (D.C.-Maryland-Virginia) area, and already had a relationship.

The best part about Addison, though, is that Williams can call ANY play and Addison is going to nail it every time. He's agile and can run precise quick routes, and he's got the deep speed and burners to pass defenses over the top too.

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Lincoln Riley likes to spread the ball around a lot, so it may not be wise to expect 100 catches. Riley will certainly be efficient with him, however. Speed is a fast-paced offense's best friend. Riley has speed all over the offense, from his quarterback, to his running backs, and most certainly to his wide receivers. Addison is certainly no exception.