Matt Barkley, Khaled Holmes Are NFL Fourth Round Draft Picks

    Khaled Holmes (78) blocking for Matt Barkley.

    April 27, 2013

    USC quarterback Matt Barkley and center Khaled Holmes were selected in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday (April 27), with Barkley going to the Philadelphia Eagles as the day's first pick and Holmes getting chosen 23 slots later by the Indianapolis Colts.

    Barkley was a 4-year starter who set Pac-12 career records for passing yards (12,327), completions (1,001), touchdowns (116) and total offense (12,214) as he won the 2012 Wuerffel Trophy, was a finalist for the Manning Award, Unitas Golden Arm Award, Senior CLASS Award and ARA Sportsmanship Award and was a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete. USC's first-ever 3-time captain, he set 20 USC career, season and game records (10 were Pac-12 standards). Last fall, he completed 63.6% of his passes for 3,273 yards and 36 TDs.

    Barkley is the sixth USC quarterback drafted since 2003.

    Holmes, a 2012 Rimington Award finalist, was a 3-year starter who made last season's All-Pac-12 first team, Academic All-American second team and Pac-12 All-Academic first team.

    On Friday (April 26), Trojan wide receiver Robert Woods was a second round selection by the Buffalo Bills and safety T.J. McDonald was a third round selection by the St. Louis Rams.

    USC has had 480 all-time NFL draftees, the most of any school.