Robert Woods, T.J. McDonald Are NFL Draftees
April 26, 2013
USC wide receiver Robert Woods was selected in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills on Friday (April 26), while safety T.J. McDonald was a third round selection of the St. Louis Rams.
USC's 478 all-time NFL picks are the most of any school.
Woods is the 12th Trojan wide receiver drafted since 2000, and the fifth in the top two rounds in that span. His 41st overall selection is the highest by a USC wide receiver since Mike Williams was the 10th pick of the first round in 2005.
Woods, who declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season, was a record-setting 3-year starting wideout for the Trojans. The 2011 consensus All-American first teamer and Biletnikoff Award finalist was USC's career pass catching leader with 252 receptions. He owns or shares 12 USC records; in addition to the career receptions mark, he also set game standards for receptions (17) and TD catches (4). His 32 career scoring receptions are second most in USC history. He had a catch in his last 33 games.
McDonald, the 71st overall pick, is the fifth USC safety drafted since 2003. An 2011 All-American first teamer, he was a 3-year starter who had 275 career tackles and 8 interceptions (his 112 tackles last year were the most by a Trojan since 2001). He is the son of former USC All-American and NFL All-Pro safety Tim McDonald, who spent the first year of his career (1987) in St. Louis with the Cardinals.
The NFL Draft concludes on Saturday (April 27) with rounds 4 through 7.