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USC alumnus JuJu Smith-Schuster says his youth won't hold him back when it comes to the NFL draft

USC alumnus JuJu Smith-Schuster says his youth won't hold him back when it comes to the NFL draft

Having turned 20 only a few months ago, JuJu Smith-Schuster is the youngest prospect at the NFL scouting combine. That doesn’t fluster him. The former USC receiver has happily toted his belongings in an Elmo backpack this week.

“I had a Minions backpack, the version that kind of talks, like, ‘Ba-na-na, dabba-doup,’ something like that,” he explained. “It lights up. It was pretty dope, though. Then, I switched over to Elmo.”

A potential first-round pick, Smith-Schuster said he’ll be ready to handle the adult-sized responsibility of stepping into a pro offense and making an instant impact.

“When teams ask me what I’m best at, obviously I say football IQ,” he said. “I...

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