Eighteen former USM players will report to NFL camps


Eighteen former Southern Miss football players will report to National Football League training camps starting later this month in hopes of continuing their football playing careers.

In that total, there are three 2018 NFL draftees including third-rounder Tarvarius Moore to San Francisco, fourth-rounder Ito Smith to Atlanta and sixth-rounder Cornell Armstrong to Miami. Three undrafted free agents from the 2017 squad also are vying to make NFL rosters, including Julian Allen with the Cleveland Browns, Korey Robertson with the Minnesota Vikings and Curtis Mikell with the Los Angeles Rams.

Thirteen different squads currently hold a Southern Miss player on its roster as the Browns (Allen, Jamie Collins), Vikings (Robertson, Rashod Hill), Rams (Mikell, Mike Thomas), 49ers (Moore, Nick Mullens) and Seahawks (Austin Davis, Tom Johnson) each have two former Golden Eagles.

Here is a look at the entire list of Southern Miss players heading into camp with a roster spot:

Player - Pos. - Team-Training Camp (Rookie/Veteran Opening Dates)

Julian Allen - TE - Cleveland Browns - Berea, Ohio (Rookie, 7/25)

Cornell Armstrong - CB-Miami Dolphins - Davie, Fla. (Rookie, 7/18)

Jamie Collins - LB-Cleveland Browns - Berea, Ohio (Veteran, 7/25)

Austin Davis - QB-Seattle Seahawks - Renton, Wash. (Veteran, 7/25)

Demar Dotson - OT-Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tampa, Fla. (Veteran, 7/25)

Rashod Hill - OT - Minnesota Vikings - Eagan, Minn. (Veteran, 7/27)

Tom Johnson - DT - Renton, Wash. (Veteran, 7/25)

Curtis Mikell-DB - Los Angeles Rams - Irvine, Calif. (Rookie, 7/23)

Tarvarius Moore - DB -San Francisco 49ers - Santa Clara, Calif. (Rookie, 7/25)

Nick Mullens - QB - San Francisco 49ers - Santa Clara, Calif. (Veteran, 7/25)

Norman Price - OG - Carolina Panthers - Spartanburg, S.C. (Veteran, 7/25)

Kalan Reed - CB - Tennessee Titans - Nashville, Tenn. (Veteran, 7/25)

Jalen Richard - RB - Oakland Raiders - Napa, Calif. (Veteran, 7/26)

Korey Robertson - WR - Minnesota Vikings - Eagan, Minn. (Rookie, 7/24)

Rakeem Nunez - Roches - DT - Indianapolis Colts - Westfield, Ind. (Veteran, 7/25)

Ito Smith - RB - Atlanta Falcons - Flowery Branch, Ga. (Rookie, 7/23)

Mike Thomas - WR - Los Angeles Rams - Irvine, Calif. (Veteran, 7/25)

Cameron Tom - C - New Orleans Saints - Metairie, La. (Veteran, 7/25)