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80 Deontay Burnett WR

USC Trojans

Key Stats

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Space wideout who reads coverage extremely well. Ultra-quick movement skills. Plays bigger than his size due to impeccable ball skills. Capable of the making highlight-reel diving catches. Small stature main flaw with him as a prospect

College Recap:

Deontay Burnett, a three-star recruit out of Serra High, will go down as one the USC’s best last-second Signing Day pickups. Burnett was dropped by Michigan late and was set to sign with Washington State before USC stepped in at the last second with a blueshirt offer. Burnett jumped on the radar as a true freshman, playing in 12 games with 10 catches for 161 yards. But no one expected a year like his sophomore campaign. He became one of Sam Darnold’s most trusted weapons with 56 catches, 662 yards and seven scores. Despite being just 6-feet and 170 pounds, Burnett excelled thanks to his knack for getting open and making tough catches. He capped off the season with his historic Rose Bowl performance: 13 catches, 164 yards and three TDs -- including the game-tying score.

Burnett entered 2017 as USC’s top receiver with Juju Smith-Schuster gone and plenty of youth/inexperience at the position. Burnett carried the load from the slot early with three-consecutive 100-yard games to open the season. In the end he set new career-highs with 86 catches, 1,114 yards and nine TDs despite defenses setting out to stop him. He only caught one pass for nine yards in USC’s Pac-12 title game win, but capped his career with 12 catches for 139 yards against Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl loss. He declared for the NFL Draft 10 days later. -- Chris Trevino

Game Log
09/02WMICHW 49-31714220.3000-0
09/09STNFRDW 42-24912113.42133.00
09/16TEXASW 27-24812315.4200-0
09/23@CALW 30-209768.4100-0
09/29@WASHSTL 27-306457.5000-0
10/07OREGSTW 38-1022010.0100-0
10/14UTAHW 28-2789912.4000-0
10/21@NDL 14-49811314.1100-0
10/28@ARIZSTW 48-1744912.3100-0
11/04ARIZW 49-3524422.0000-0
11/11@COLOW 38-2467913.2100-0
11/18UCLAW 28-2345513.8000-0
12/01STNFRDW 31-28199.001-5-5.00
12/29@OHIOSTL 7-241213911.6000-0
2016-17Southern California133310
2017-18Southern California142-20
TOTAL 395290
2015-16Southern California12101610
2016-17Southern California13566227
2017-18Southern California148611149
TOTAL 39152189716
2016-17Southern California134260150000
TOTAL 394260150000
2017-18Southern California1411
TOTAL 3911

Player Info

Compton, CA, USA
USC Trojans