USC Trojans: NFL draft

WeAreSC roundtable: Draft edition 

April, 25, 2013
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Percy Harvin and Robert WoodsUSA Today SportsWith Percy Harvin having left for Seattle, the Minnesota Vikings could be in the market to draft Robert Woods, who would be their second Trojans first-round pick in as many drafts.
"USC has more first-round NFL draft choices (77) than any other school in the country. Will Matt Barkley and Robert Woods join that group? Give your thoughts on where they will be picked and by which team."

Garry Paskwietz


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McShay: No Barkley, Woods in first mock

December, 12, 2012
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It's that time of year again. Todd McShay has come out with his initial mock draft Insider, and both Matt Barkley and Robert Woods are on the outside looking in for now.

But all is not lost for USC's dynamic duo. Both are listed on McShay's list of the five who just missed Insider, which raises the possibility of a team trading back into the first round to snag Barkley.
Former USC defensive lineman Armond Armstead has taken his talents north of the border.

Armstead -- who was forced to sit out his final season for the Trojans due to medical issues -- was not selected in the NFL draft in April. Rather than wait for an opportunity as a free agent when NFL camps open in July, Armstead has accepted an offer from the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.

The Canadian league opens play later this month, and Armstead already has taken part in early practices. If he can prove himself on the field with the Argos -– both in terms of performance and health -– it will go a long way toward earning a potential shot at the NFL.

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Waiting on Barkley and McDonald 

December, 19, 2011
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Nick PerryRic Tapia/Icon SMINick Perry's departure to the NFL, which was reported on Friday, was hardly a surprise to USC fans.

The 2011 season ended on such a high note for the Trojans, and the team headed into the offseason waiting to hear the decisions of four draft-eligible juniors who were considering early entry into the NFL.

The news came down last week that two of the players -- left tackle Matt Kalil and defensive end Nick Perry -- were both declaring for the draft. This was not unexpected news, although USC had been hoping for the best in regards to both players.

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