USC lost plenty of talent on the outside to the NFL. With Deontay Burnett and Steven Mitchell gone, the Trojans are hopeful Velus Jones Jr. can become their next go-to wide receiver.
Jones gave USC some assurance this spring. The sophomore receiver had several impressive plays during spring camp for the Trojans. His good spring session landed him on ESPN’s top 25 breakout players from the spring. Jones is No. 17 on the list.
“The Trojans are in need of more consistency and playmaking at receiver, and redshirt sophomore Jones certainly brought some highlight plays to spring practice,” ESPN’s Edward Aschoff said of Jones.
USC lined Jones up at receiver and in the backfield in 2017. He’ll see more time on the outside this year.
Jones caught 6 passes for 46 yards last season. USC needs those numbers to increase dramatically in 2018.