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2012 NFL Draft: Matt Kalil, Nick Perry Give USC Trojans 17 First Round Picks In Last Decade

A pair of junior USC Trojans standouts heard their names called on Thursday night in the first round of the NFL Draft in New York City. All-American left tackle Matt Kalil was picked No. 4 by the Minnesota Vikings, and defensive end Nick Perry went No. 28 to the Green Bay Packers.

The Trojans hadn't had multiple first round picks since Mark Sanchez, Brian Cushing, and Clay Matthews were selected int he first round in 2009. USC has had 17 first round NFL draft picks in the last 10 years.

USC Trojans Drafted In First Round, 2003-2012
Year Pick Pos Player Team
2012 4 T Matt Kalil Minneosta Vikings
2012 28 DE Nick Perry
Green Bay Packers
2011 9 T Tyron Smith Dallas Cowboys
2009 5 QB Mark Sanchez New York Jets
2009 15 LB Brian Cushing Houston Texans
2009 26 LB Clay Matthews Green Bay Packers
2008 7 DT Sedrick Ellis New Orleans Saints
2008 9 LB Keith Rivers Cincinnati Bengals
2008 21 T Sam Baker Atlanta Falcons
2008 28 DE Lawrence Jackson Seattle Seahawks
2006 2 RB Reggie Bush New Orleans Saints
2006 10 QB Matt Leinart Arizona Cardinals
2005 10 WR Mike Williams Detroit Lions
2005 31 DT Mike Patterson Philadelphia Eagles
2004 20 DE Kenechi Udeze Minnesota Vikings
2003 1 QB Carson Palmer Cincinnati Bengals
2003 16 S Troy Polamalu Pittsburgh Steelers

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