Target #4: Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
Dec 27, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans receiver Nelson Agholor (15) is defended by Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker Austin Williams (24) in the 2014 Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
2014 Stats: 104 recs, 1313 yards, 12 TDs
If USC junior Nelson Agholor decides to declare for the 2015 NFL draft, the Seahawks would be wise to consider picking him up. Outside of Amari Cooper, Agholor is one of the most NFL-ready wide receivers in the draft.
He is one of the top route runners in college football and is electric in the open field. A former high school running back, Agholor’s breaks out of his routes are always clean and always near ankle-breaking.
Agholor has primarily run intermediate routes for the Trojans this season, but has shown flashes of being the vertical, big-play threat that the Seahawks desperately need.
The USC wideout also comes out of the pro-style system that USC has used for quite some time, which will make the transition to the NFL much easier.
Also worth mentioning is that Agholor has been the Trojans’ primary punt returner for the past two years, averaging 13.8 yards per return while taking four punts to pay dirt in two years.
If drafting Agholor means no more Bryan Walters back deep… hooray!
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