With Everson Griffen announcing his decision to enter the NFL draft, the inevitable chain of questions begins for USC players: Who will leave? Who will stay? What type of Trojan team are we going to see on the field next year?
Thankfully, no exodus could match the massacre of 2009, when the Trojans lost three linebackers with starting NFL talent—two of whom could very well win Rookie of the Year. Add QB Mark Sanchez, WR Patrick Turner, NT Fili Moala, K David Buehler, and DBs Kevin Ellison and Cary Harris. Those were many gaps left by talented players.
USC will not be struggling to fill that many holes this time around, as both its offense and defense are relatively young, and look to carry over most of their starting talent. Infuse the current roster with some solid recruits, and 2010 looks to bring the Trojans back to dominance.