Monday, April 28, 2008

Another winning Saturday for USC in NFL draft - LA Times
...A school-record seven Trojans were selected in the first two rounds. That eclipsed the previous mark of five, set in 1968 and 2006.

USC Coach Pete Carroll envisioned this type of NFL payoff...

..."what we hoped was to make the mark of having four or five guys in the first round," Carroll said. "That's what we had seen was possible when schools have a good run. We're right in the middle of that"...

...On a day when no other school had more than two players taken in the first round, four Trojans heard their names called: defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis (seventh to New Orleans), linebacker Keith Rivers (ninth to Cincinnati), tackle Sam Baker (21st to Atlanta) and defensive end Lawrence Jackson (28th to Seattle)...

Also, Trojans cash-in on NFL draft day with decision to stay in school - LA Times
USC is one of the top suppliers of NFL talent - OC Register
USC football players dominate NFL Draft - OC Register
Four Trojans selected as first-round picks - Daily Trojan
NFL takes liking to USC's talent - Desert Sun
USC is special, Pro Day or draft day - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
USC trend continues, but will SEC's? - Mobile Press-Register
How to Run a 4.2 - WSJ

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