Rory Anderson - Tight End - 6-5/205
Scout's Take: Anderson is a very athletic tight end that can flex out and be used in a hybrid role. He is a much better receiver than he is blocker right now and while he will improve as a blocker, his strength will always be catching passes. He has very good body control, he catches the ball well naturally, and he can create some mismatches with his length and speed. Someone that comes to mind when watching him is Jared Cook. He could play a similar role at USC that Cook did years ago. He may not be able to carry as much weight as Cook did, but is a similar player. He just needs to work on his frame, adding weight to it, getting bigger, and becoming more physical. His routes are solid, but he can improve in that area some too.
Marcquis Roberts - Linebacker - 6-0/210
Scout's Take: Roberts is a football player first of all. He plays the game the ways it is supposed to be played. He likes to hit, he plays until the whistle blows, and he plays with a lot of intensity. At McEachern, he played inside linebacker, but will definitely move to outside linebacker in Columbia because of his size. He is likely not going to get much taller, but he will be able to add a good bit of weight to take on running backs in the SEC. He can move well in space and he has very good instincts. He does not have blinding speed, but he identifies the ball quickly and gets there in good fashion. He will need to work on his pass drops and his footwork in coverage, but he will have time to do that. Overall, he is a gamer. He is not flashy in any way, but he flies around, stays involved in the game, and he should be productive at USC.