USC star Amon-Ra would have expected to the drafted by the end of day 2 of the NFL draft. But the draft can be brutal and St. Brown will have to wait till Saturday to hear his childhood dream come true. However, that only added more motivation for the star WR to put in more work.
Amon-Ra St. Brown’s potential had him all over the Board. Some mock drafts had him high enough to be a 1st round pick. And others thought his talents were only worth 4th rounder. But the majority of analysts and mock drafts had the USC star to be a consensus day 2 pick. Which is why his misery was understood considering that he wasn’t drafted on Friday.
USC WR @amonra_stbrown isn’t stressing over going in the first round.
He wants to get picked where he can win and produce 💯
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) April 18, 2021
Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports projected St. Brown as a late first-round pick to the Buffalo Bills at No. 30 overall in his most recent mock draft, calling the USC star “a smaller but shifty route-runner with reliable hands and explosiveness after the catch.”
But he used that as fuel for his motivation.
Amon-Ra St. Brown was seen putting in the work at midnight on Friday.
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Amon-Ra St. Brown’s career at USC.
Amon-Ra was a much-hyped prospect coming out of high school. The Anaheim Hills, California, native was a 5-star prospect and the No. 2 receiver in the 2018 class, per 247Sports composite rankings.
Right out of the gates, St. Brown was a revelation for the Trojans’ offense. Although he was only a true freshman, St. Brown served a substantial role in 2018. He caught 60 passes for 750 yards and 3 touchdowns in 11 games, and also logged a few attempts on the ground. In just his first season, he accounted for 25% of the teams receiving yards.
St. Brown broke out in 2019. He came back as a key piece in the Trojans’ passing attack with Graham Harrell calling plays and QB Kedon Slovis giving life to the passing offense. Thus, he broke the 1000 yard mark, catching 77 balls for 1,042 yards and 6 scores. Amon-Ra was named All Pac-12 honorable mention for his play
USC WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (@amonra_stbrown) Highlights
St. Brown is one of the most complete receivers in the country. After 2 seasons, he’s following in the footsteps of the former great Trojan receivers before him #FightOn ✌️
— JustBombsProductions (@JBP_Official) June 8, 2020
2020 was his best year as a USC Trojan. In a reduced season, he was key in helping the USC Trojans contend for a conference title. St. Brown logged 41 catches for 478 yards and 7 touchdowns in just 6 games, including a monster game against the Washington State Cougars with 4 TDs. St. Brown’s impact was recognized by the Pac-12 coaches, who gave him first-team all-conference honors at the end of the year.
Amon-Ra St. Brown will definitely hear his name be called on Saturday afternoon. He will join his brother, Packers WR Equanimeous St. Brown in the Pros and will hope he can help whatever team that drafts him. It will be interesting to see what team will land St. Brown’s talents in 2021.