At times this offseason, defenders of USC’s offensive line have probably felt like Sisyphus. The “best 7-on-7 team” comments have been incessant ever since Caleb Williams joined the fold and USC started putting together a wrecking crew of offensive skill talent.

But USC has returning talent up front. And that talent has a wealth of experience. One of the Trojans’ most veteran players, Andrew Vorhees, is also one of their best. The folks at Pro Football Focus (PFF) also think the sixth-year senior is the second-best interior offensive line prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft class.

Here’s what PFF wrote on Vorhees recently:

From a draft perspective, Vorhees was a massive surprise to even return to USC. He had a breakout season split between left guard and left tackle — his fifth-year starting for USC! At 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds with his movement skills, he could be evaluated as a tackle for teams as well. The only explanation is that Vorhees has to be a Trojan lifer who wants to play a part in the program’s revival under Lincoln Riley.

Truthfully, his tape doesn’t need much more seasoning to be considered a top-75 pick. He’s the only returning offensive lineman in the country to earn run and pass-blocking grades over 90.0 last season.

Vorhees was a preseason First Team All-Pac-12 selection along the offensive line by both Athlon and Phil Steele. He’ll look to anchor the Trojan offensive line in 2022 as USC tries to make a run at the Pac-12 title.

With the arrival of Virginia transfer Bobby Haskins this summer, Vorhees is expected to spend his time at guard this fall. That’s where he worked in the spring. He’ll combine with fellow stalwarts Brett Neilon and Justin Dedich to give USC a battle-tested interior.