Football
    Kevon Seymour Drafted In Sixth Round

    Kevon Seymour
    April 30, 2016

    USC cornerback Kevon Seymour was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round (218th overall pick) of the 2016 NFL Draft on Saturday (April 30), giving the Trojans 4 draftees this year.

    USC now has had a national-best 496 players drafted in history, ahead of runner-up Notre Dame's 293. USC and Michigan are the only schools with an NFL draftee every year since 1939.

    After the NFL Draft concluded, several other Trojans announced that they intended to sign free agent contracts with NFL teams: defensive tackles Antwaun Woods with the Tennessee Titans and Delvon Simmons with the Indianapolis Colts, defensive ends Claude Pelon with the New York Jets and Greg Townsend Jr. with the Oakland Raiders, linebacker Anthony Sarao with the Indianapolis Colts, fullback Soma Vainuku with the Houston Texans and tailback Tre Madden with the Seattle Seahawks.

    Seymour is the 14th Trojan defensive back selected since 2002 and the first cornerback picked since 2011 (Shareece Wright).

    Seymour had 24 starts in his Trojan career while making 126 tackles and 3 interceptions.

    Previously on Friday (April 29), 3 other Trojans were drafted: outside linebacker Su'a Cravens to the Washington Redskins in the second round, as well as a pair of third rounders in center Max Tuerk to the San Diego Chargers and quarterback Cody Kessler to the Cleveland Browns.

     

     

    Besides having the most overall draftees in history, USC also leads the nation in most all-time first round selections with 79 (Ohio State is next with 76) and is tied with Notre Dame and Auburn for the most all-time No. 1 picks (5).