Robert Woods' departure for the NFL draft left USC with a major hole at the receiver spot opposite Marqise Lee.
On Thursday, Nelson Agholor continued to show that he is ready to step in.
The sophomore from Florida once again caught multiple passes in traffic and displayed consistent breakaway speed during the Trojans' second spring workout.
As the No. 3 receiver last season, Agholor caught 19 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns.
Now, he is a veteran showing younger players the way.
Receiver Darreus Rogers and running back Justin Davis are among the freshmen who have impressed in the first few workouts.
"I'm just doing what Robert and Marqise did for me," Agholor said. "If I'm playing with confidence and with a sense of urgency and just come out here to get better, those guys will see it."
Quarterback Cody Kessler described Agholor as "a grinder" with a demeanor that differs from other wideouts.
"Sometimes, other receivers, you miss a throw and they get mad and get on you," Kessler said. "He's one of those guys, you miss a throw, he'll come over and slap you on the butt and be like, 'Come on. We'll get the next one.