JuJu Smith-Schuster Drafted By Steelers In Second Round|
April 28, 2017
USC wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Friday (April 28).
Smith-Schuster, who entered the draft after his junior season, is the 15th Trojan wide receiver drafted since 2000, including the eighth in the top two rounds. He is the first USC player chosen by the Steelers since safety Troy Polamalu in 2003. He also becomes the fourth USC wideout ever picked by the Steelers and all have last names starting with the letter S: Calvin Sweeney in 1979, Lynn Swann in 1974 and Paul Salata in 1951.
Smith-Schuster ended as USC’s No. 4 career pass catcher with 213 receptions for 3,092 yards and 25 TDs, including a team-best 70 grabs with 10 scores last season. He caught a pass in all 40 games in which he played as a Trojan and he had 12 100-yard performances.
USC now has 498 NFL draft picks, remaining the most of any school (Notre Dame is next with 494). On Thursday (April 27), Trojan cornerback-wide receiver-returner Adoree’ Jackson was selected in the first round by the Tennessee Titans.
The 2017 NFL Draft concludes with the fourth through seventh rounds on Saturday (April 29).