NFL Draftee: DE Nick Perry
Round Selected (Overall): 1st (28)
Team: Green Bay Packers
NFL Network 2012 Draft Video
Trojans on the Packers: LB Clay Matthews
- He is USC's 77th NFL first round draft pick, which is more than any other college program.
- He is the 475th NFL draftee out of USC, which is more than any other school.
- He is the fifth Trojan defensive lineman selected in the first round since 2004 joining Sedrick Ellis and Lawrence Jackson (2008), Mike Patterson (2005) and Kenechi Udeze (2004).
- Perry and Matt Kalil are the first USC duo to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft since the Trojans trio of 2009 (Mark Sanchez, Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews).
- The versatile Perry will likely play outside linebacker in the Packers 3-4 scheme opposite fellow Trojan sackmaster Clay Matthews.
- The Michigan native will be close to home in Wisconsin.