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Ex-USC receiver Nelson Agholor projected as a second-round NFL pick

Former USC receiver Nelson Agholor is projected as a second-round pick by NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock projected former USC receiver Nelson Agholor as a late second-round pick.

Agholor, 21, declared with a season of eligibility remaining.

“[He is] one of my favorite route runners in the draft,” Mayock said Monday during a teleconference with reporters.

Agholor, 6-feet-1 and 190 pounds, caught a team-best 104 passes and 12 touchdowns.

“He gets in and out of breaks and catches the football,” Mayock said.

Agholor was also a return specialist, which Mayock said would add to his value in the draft.

He returned 19 punts, two for touchdowns. “[He] makes you miss,” Mayock said.

Mayock listed Virginia’s Kevin White, Alabama’s Amari Cooper, Louisville’s DeVante Parker, Missouri’s Dorial Green-Beckham and Michigan’s Devin Funchess as the top five receiver prospects.

Agholor will participate in the NFL Combine this week in Indianapolis.

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