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USC football: Nine Trojans selected in NFL draft

April 30, 2011 |  5:31 pm

Jurrell-casey_275 USC closed fast in the three-day NFL draft.

Six players were selected Saturday in rounds four through seven, giving USC a total of nine draft picks.

On Thursday, offensive tackle Tyron Smith was chosen with the ninth pick by the Dallas Cowboys.

On Friday, defensive tackle Jurrell Casey and cornerback Shareece Wright were third-round picks by the Tennessee Titans and San Diego Chargers, respectively.

The Cleveland Browns drafted tight end Jordan Cameron in the fourth round Saturday. Receiver Ronald Johnson went to the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round and tailback Allen Bradford was chosen five picks later by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

On consecutive picks in the seventh round fullback Stanley Havili went to the Philadelphia Eagles, receiver David Ausberry was selected by the Oakland Raiders and linebacker Malcolm Smith was taken by the Seattle Seahawks and former USC coach Pete Carroll.


NFL draft featured wise decisions and baffling picks

UCLA's Ayers and Moore selected in second round

NFL draft first-round selections

--Gary Klein

Photo: USC defensive tackle Jurrell Casey participates in a drill at the NFL scouting combine. Credit: Brian Spurlock / US Presswire