2018 NFL Draft

T.J. Bryant, CB

School: Troy  |  Conference: BELT
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 178 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2010 Season
Had surgery on his cheekbone after an altercation with teammate Stanley Havili during pre-season 2010 practices. Bryant was a reserve cornerback as a junior in 2010. Overall in 2010 while appearing in 4 games (Virginia, Minnesota, Washington State, California), he had 3 tackles. He had 1 tackle at Minnesota and 2 at Washington State. He missed the Hawaii opener with a broken cheekbone, then he was sidelined for USC's final 3 games (Oregon State, Notre Dame, UCLA) with torn cartilage in his shoulder that required surgery.
2009 Season
Bryant was a key backup cornerback, often playing in extra defensive back situations, and special teamer as a sophomore in 2009. Overall in 2009 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 22 tackles, including 1.5 for a loss (with 0.5 sack), plus 3 deflections. He had 3 tackles (with 0.5 sack) against San Jose State, 2 tackles at Washington, 4 tackles (1 for a loss) and a deflection against Washington State and 2 tackles at California. He added 2 tackles and a deflection at Notre Dame, a stop against Oregon State, 3 tackles at Arizona State, 1 against UCLA and 2 against Arizona. He had 2 tackles and a deflection against Boston College.
2008 Season
Served as a backup cornerback as a first-year freshman in 2008. Overall in 2008 while appearing in 7 games (all but Virginia, Ohio State, Oregon State, Arizona, UCLA and Penn State), he made 7 tackles, 2 deflections and an interception. He had 3 tackles against Washington and 2 tackles, 2 deflections and a 55-yard interception return versus Arizona State.
High School
His 2007 honors included USA Today All-USA first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, ESPN 150, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Dixie, Prep Star All-Southeast and Atlanta Journal Constitution Super Southern 100 as a senior defensive back at Lincoln High in Tallahassee (Fla.). He had 30 tackles, 4 interceptions, 8 deflections and 5 fumble recoveries in 2007. As a junior in 2006, he had 48 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, 3 interceptions and 19 deflections. In his career, he had 15 interceptions. He also hurdled for Lincoln's track team, with bests of 14.6 in the 110-meter high hurdles and 38.02 in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles. Current Trojan Jawanza Starling also prepped at Lincoln.
He's a communication major at USC.