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Report: USC's Nick Perry to enter draft

Posted on: December 16, 2011 4:37 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2011 4:39 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

For the second time in as many days, a key USC Trojan has reportedly elected to enter the 2011 NFL Draft.

Thursday it was tackle Matt Kalil announcing he would forgo his senior season in L.A., and on Friday's Pedro Moura reported that two-year starting defensive end Nick Perry had made the same decision. Sources cited in the report said that Perry had already signed with sports agency Lock Metz Malinovic, which currently represents multiple other former Trojans.

Perry is projected to be selected as early as the late first-round and could play as either a down lineman or a 3-4 outside linebacker at the next level.

Though not a surprise, Perry's decision will leave a sizable hole in the Trojans' 2012 defensive line rotation. His 9.5 sacks led the Pac-12, put him among the top 20 pass-rushers nationally, and equaled the output of the entire rest of the Trojan defensive line combined. His 13 tackles-for-loss were on shy of doubling the high for any other player on the team, and he ranked fifth on the Trojans in tackles overall.

Lane Kiffin has never shied away from encouraging his players to leave for the pros if their draft projection was optimistic enough, and even after Kalil and Perry he may not be done with 2011's early defections yet; quarterback Matt Barkley has been the subject of much speculation and safety T.J. McDonald could also decide to make the leap.


Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2011 1:32 pm

Report: USC's Nick Perry to enter draft

I hope the cupboard won't be bare next season.  I'm hoping for the national championship first year off probation.  Kalil, Woods, Lee, Barkley, Perry, and McDonald were my 2012 pre-season all-Americans.  It's good to see the sun shine on Tommy T once again.

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 9:43 pm

Report: USC's Nick Perry to enter draft


The sec is not required to play defense. The schedule teams that they  know the result before the game is scheduled.

When your schedule contain opponents such as Wofford, Morehead State, The Citadel, Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee, and the likes. Then they play  the weaklings in the sec such as Ole Miss, Tennessee, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and the other school in Mississippi.

When playing these schools you need not play defense, just add to your stats which numbers are not all they are stacked up to be. Then when they play one of the couple of elite teams in their conference with a low score they will then say look at the defensive struggle and how we play defense in our conference.

“HOG WASH” you have to play someone before you are able to brag about your accomplishments.



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: December 16, 2011 6:13 pm

Perry a Defensive End...not tackle.

I think we can safely say that there are many places that play defense in college football other than the SEC.  Based on the number of linebackers roaming around the NFL, I would say USC is one of those.   Time for the SEC to start traveling and proving their dominance, because we cant take them at their word anymore.

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