Nelson Agholor made quite an impression on
Kelly was Oregon’s coach at the time, and on Thursday night the
"I knew he was a productive player when he walked in as a freshman and he just kept getting better and better," Kelly told reporters.
The 6-foot-1, 198-pound Agholor caught 179 passes, 20 for touchdowns, during his three seasons at USC. He also returned four punts for touchdowns.
He is the first USC receiver since Mike
"He's a great fit for what we're doing," Kelly said. "He was kind of what our model is. He was the best player that was available for us that fit our system."
Agholor was chosen 14 picks after the
It marked the first time the Trojans had two first-round picks since 2012, when offensive lineman
Last season, Agholor had 104 receptions, 12 for touchdowns, and averaged 12.6 yards per catch.
“Congrats to @nel-¿sonagholor. Great Player + Great Person!!!!!! Loved coaching him,” former USC coach
“Yeah buddy @nel-¿sonagholor!! Pumped to play with you again, Philly you’re gunna love this guy!” tweeted former USC quarterback
Agholor became the third Trojans receiver in three years to be drafted, following
As a freshman, Agholor was the No. 3 receiver behind Woods and Lee. He caught 19 passes, two for touchdowns.