Advertisement

Three Trojans drafted in row

Stanley Havili (Philadelphia), David Ausberry (Oakland) and Malcolm Smith (Seattle) are chosen consecutively in the seventh round. Three other USC players and one UCLA Bruin (David Carter) are selected on the final day of the draft.

May 01, 2011|Sam Farmer

It wasn't an overwhelming NFL draft for USC, but it was a history-making one.

In the seventh round Saturday, three Trojans were selected in consecutive order: running back Stanley Havili to Philadelphia (No. 240 overall), receiver David Ausberry to Oakland (241) and linebacker Malcolm Smith to Seattle (242). The closest USC has come to a run like that in the NFL's modern era was in 1977, when Ricky Bell was picked first overall, Marvin Powell went fourth and Gary Jeter fifth.

Other Trojans taken Saturday were tight end Jordan Cameron (fourth round, Cleveland), receiver Ronald Johnson (sixth round, San Francisco) and running back Allen Bradford (sixth round, Tampa Bay). UCLA defensive tackle David Carter was taken by Arizona in the sixth round.

-- Sam Farmer

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|