2012 NFL Draft: Matt Kalil, Nick Perry Projected In First Round

SB Nation's Ryan Van Bibber released his latest mock draft Tuesday and projected that former USC players Matt Kalil and Nick Perry would both be taken in the first round. Van Bibber had left tackle Kalil going number two overall to the Rams for Sam Bradford blindside protection, and DE Nick Perry to the Titans for a little good, old-fashioned pass rushing.

Here's what Van Bibber had this to say:

2. St. Louis Rams, Matt Kalil, OT, USC

This is where the drama starts in the draft this year. Some other team will most likely be picking Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III in this spot, giving Jeff Fisher and the Rams a boatload of picks to fill out a woeful roster. They hope. St. Louis really needs a receiver, but they also need an offensive tackle. Blackmon might be the better pick for need, but Kalil should be closer to the top of any draft board.

20. Tennessee Titans, Nick Perry, DE, USC

Tennessee is another team in desperate need of pass rushers. They picked up just 28 sacks in 2011, second-lowest total in the league. Perry's stock took a tumble after his 2011 season, but he still possesses the fundamental ability desirable among pass rushers.

Make sure you check out the rest of Van Bibber's picks over at SB Nation.

To talk about Kalil and Perry with USC fans, head on over to Conquest Chronicles. To talk about the NFL Draft in general, go to Mocking the Draft.

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