USC offensive tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker to enter NFL draft
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LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker is headed to the NFL draft.
The left tackle made his long-anticipated announcement Monday. He was a fourth-year junior this season.
Vera-Tucker opted out of the 2020 season in September when the Pac-12 delayed its start, but opted back in before the Trojans began play. He was a guard in 2019, but moved to left tackle this season.
Vera-Tucker is expected to be among the top offensive line prospects in the upcoming draft.
No. 21 USC won the Pac-12 South with an unbeaten regular season, but lost 31-24 at home to Oregon in the conference title game. The Trojans then decided not to participate in a bowl game.
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Updated December 28, 2020