Amon-Ra St. Brown looks to become the latest USC wideout to reach the NFL
Robert Woods, Marqise Lee, Nelson Agholor, Juju Smith-Schuster, Michael Pittman Jr., Amon-Ra St. Brown?
Long hailed as “Wide Receiver U,” USC has seen a wideout taken in five of the past eight NFL drafts. The Trojans appear to have produced yet another wideout destined for the pros in junior Amon-Ra St. Brown.
St. Brown jumped onto the scene in Los Angeles during his freshman year when he led the Trojans with 60 receptions despite starting just five games. He earned 2018 Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year honorable mention that season before nabbing 2019 All-Pac-12 honorable mention during his sophomore campaign. He leveled up during his junior year to snag a spot on the 2020 All-Pac-12 first team.
During the past three years, Trojan fans became accustomed to St. Brown’s airtight mechanics which have resulted in countless highlight real catches. Perhaps none more consequential than his game-winning touchdown in the 2020 regular season finale to seal a come-from-behind victory over arch-rival UCLA.
— USC Football (@USC_FB) December 13, 2020
If needed St. Brown was happy to provide quantity as well as quality. St. Brown became just the second player in FBS history to catch four touchdowns in a single quarter last December.
Last weekend he became just the second player in FBS history to catch FOUR TD's in a SINGLE quarter!
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) December 12, 2020
Expected to go in the early-to-middle rounds of the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, St. Brown has been linked to multiple teams who are attracted to his strong hands and red-zone efficiency. Buzz is growing that Amon-Ra could join his brother Equanimeous St. Brown, a sixth round selection out of Notre Dame in 2018, with the Green Bay Packers next year.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) April 24, 2021
St. Brown doesn’t seem to be worried about which round he might be selected in. In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, the junior explained on the topic “I won’t be too disappointed because you look at guys right now in the league, there's a lot of guys that produce who are those second, third-round guys. So, I'm looking for a good spot where I can play early and make an impact and help my team win.”
The 2021 NFL Draft is set for April 29 through May 1 on ABC, ESPN and NFL Network with the first round kicking off the three-day event on Thursday, April 29 at 5 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. MT. Follow along at Pac-12.com/nfldraft and across social media to make sure you don’t miss a minute of the action.