Cameron Smith, Linebacker
Smith is USC’s leading tackler with 69 on the year, 5.5 of which have been for a loss. He has also recorded one sack and has defended four passes, tying his season high set back in 2016. The Trojan defense has suffered some injuries and is not firing on all cylinders. Smith will have to take control of the defense as one of USC’s captains and find a way to inspire his team to play to a level they have yet to reach this season.
It seems like Smith has been a cog in USC’s defense forever. For the USC defense to be successful, Smith will have to be as involved in as many plays as possible.