Todd Haley

Group of young, former USC receivers are performing above expectations in the NFL

Group of young, former USC receivers are performing above expectations in the NFL

Never mind Student Body Left, or Student Body Right.

When it comes to the NFL, USC has run a beautifully executed reverse.

After several highly-touted receivers from the Pete Carroll era failed to pan out in the pros — Mike Williams, Dwayne Jarrett, and Keary Colbert among them — a new wave of sure-handed stars is changing the way NFL evaluators look at wideouts from the school.

The Rams’ Robert Woods, Philadelphia’s Nelson Agholor, Jacksonville’s Marqise Lee, and Pittsburgh’s JuJu Smith-Schuster are all former Trojans who have emerged as go-to guys for teams on track for the playoffs.

“USC had been tainted a little bit,” Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley...

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