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Brenden Rice: Caleb Williams and I can be next Brady, Gronk

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Brenden Rice believes he and former USC teammate Caleb Williams have what it takes to become the NFL's next great duo.

Rice, the son of Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice, told TMZ Sports that he and Williams could become the next Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski if they're drafted by the same NFL team.

"I just know him. I built that chemistry with him our last year, so just to be able to link up with him again, I think it would just be USC times two," the former Trojans receiver said.

He added: "I'm telling you, we could be that next duo, just like the Gronk and the Tom Brady."

Rice caught 45 catches for 791 yards and 12 touchdowns in his final season at USC, while Williams threw for 3,633 yards, 30 touchdowns, and five interceptions.

Williams is widely projected to be selected No. 1 overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2024 NFL Draft, which gets underway Thursday night in Detroit. Rice is projected to be a Day 2 or 3 selection.

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