Brenden Rice is off the board, hearing his name called in Saturday’s 7th round of the 2024 NFL Draft!

Rice will not have to move far, coming off the board to the Los Angeles Chargers and new head coach Jim Harbaugh with the 225th overall pick in the draft. This year’s group of wide receivers is particularly impactful with Rice having to wait until the final round to hear his name called.

The son of Hall of Famer and legendary receiver Jerry Rice, Brenden spent time at Colorado before starring at USC for 2 seasons with Caleb Williams. Rice produced 1,402 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns in 2 seasons as a Trojan, and he has a punt return touchdown from his time with the Buffs.

Listed at 6-foot-2 and 208 lbs., Rice has a good blend of size and speed for the position, and it will be interesting to see if he can make an impact alongside Justin Herbert and the Chargers’ offense.

The elder Rice starred at Mississippi Valley State in the 1980s, but he did not have a lengthy delay before hearing his name called at the draft. After setting multiple NCAA records, the San Francisco 49ers grabbed Rice with the 16th overall pick in the 1985 NFL Draft.

Rice would go on to break multiple NFL records, help win 3 Super Bowls, capture the Super Bowl XXIII MVP and was named a 10-time first-team All-Pro. Brenden is unlikely to produce any accolades that will come close to his father’s, but he will still get a chance to make an impact in Los Angeles.