LOS ANGELES -- With the report Thursday that Matt Kalil will enter the NFL draft, Kalil becomes the latest in a long line of talented offensive tackles at USC who will look to make his mark in the league.
The list of previous USC tackles to succeed in the NFL is extremely long and ranges from former players such as Ron Yary, Anthony Munoz and Tony Boselli to current stars such as Sam Baker, Tyron Smith and Charles Brown. In fact, there might not be a position in college football that has seen more top players from one school make the league than offensive tackle for the Trojans.
Kalil certainly fits the bill of those who went before him. He's big and strong with long arms and a mean streak on the field. He comes from good genes, with a brother who was an All-American on the USC line and a father who played professionally as well.