USC Trojans wide receiver Brenden Rice is a name that everyone needs to familiarize themselves with, and not just because he is the son of the greatest wideout of all time, Jerry Rice. The younger Rice had a breakout 2023 season at USC to the tune of 45 catches for 791 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Now he is at the Senior Bowl getting himself prepared for the 2024 NFL Draft. Let’s just say that after the first day of practice, scouts and media members have taken notice.
USC Football WR Brenden Rice Making Name For Himself At Senior Bowl
This was a theme throughout much of the USC season. While there were moments where he was able to display his breakaway speed and get past the second level, most of his success came from displaying strength and playing through contact.
This is a great attribute and one that will help his stock rise in the draft process. He is not quite to his production level, but if we are comparing him to fellow USC WRs, Rice reminds me a bit of Michael Pittman Jr. Has good size and just plays way more physical than you would expect.
This is another great example of Rice’s skill set. Fights through contact (would have drawn a hold or pass interference penalty), and finishes the play with a great catch in the end zone.
During his first season with USC, Rice had a small issue with drops. This past season, he wasn’t perfect, but certainly improved and demonstrated great hand strength.
We will have more updates on Rice and the rest of the USC invites throughout the week in Mobile.