Despite NCAA sanctions the Trojans keep rolling along and presently possess three underclassmen that grade as first round picks.  Utah enters their inaugural season in the conference with some rebuilding to do while Washington offers one of the more underrated prospects you’ll find on the defensive line.  Washington State?  They’re just tough to watch.

USC

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
1st Matt Kalil T 75 4Jr Dominant left tackle prospect with terrific size as well as upside. Blocks with solid fundamentals, makes great use of body positioning as well as blocking angles. Shows THE ability to take out linebackers on the second level. Lacks classic footwork and rumbles around the field Yet understands the position and gets the job done. Early pick in the near future as we hear he will enter the 2012 draft.
1st Matt Barkley QB 7 3Jr Accurate quarterback prospect that has the ability to make most of the passes. Lacks classic pocket passer size but has enough ability to start the next level.
1-2 T.J. McDonald S 27 3Jr Explosive safety that quickly comes up the field and aggressively defends the run while also showing outstanding ball skills in coverage. Effective over the slot receiver and fast out to the sidelines making plays on the ball.
3rd DaJohn Harris DT 98 5Sr Strong, tough defensive tackle that’s almost impossible to move off the point. Underrated.
4th Wes Horton DE 96 4Jr Athletic college pass rusher that shows skill up the field.
4th Chris Galippo ILB 54 5Sr Smart, instinctive linebacker that does a great job reading and diagnosing the action and properly positioning himself. Lacks great speed in pursuit and struggles making plays out to the flanks.
5th Nick Perry DE 8 4Jr Undersized college defensive end that shows good pass rush skills and speed up the field. Has the movement skills and ability to get looks as a 34 outside linebacker.
5th Marc Tyler RB 26 5Sr Creative, elusive ball carrier that displays the ability to find the cutback lanes and quickly get through them. Makes defenders miss and can avoid piles yet lacks strength in his running and often brought down by the first defender at the initial point of contact.
6-7 Devon Kennard OLB 42 3Jr Athletic prospect that’s been used at middle linebacker but moves to defensive end this season. Fast and smooth moving about the field but has questionable instincts.
7th Rhett Ellison TE 40 5Sr Hard-working tight end with no single outstanding aspect to his game.
FA Khaled Holmes G 78 4Jr
FA Armond Armstead DT 94 4Sr Relatively athletic defensive end that displays the ability to make plays in every direction of the field. Flashes skill but needs a lot more consistency to his game.
FA Marshall Jones S 27 5Sr
FA Christian Tupou DT 44 5Sr Strong interior defensive tackle coming off a knee injury which kept him on the sidelines in 2010.

Utah

Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
4th John Cullen T 75 4Sr Terrific left tackle that did a great job last season after transferring from junior college. Quick in all aspects of the game, moves well on his feet and plays with a good degree of athleticism.
6th Kendrick Moeai TE 81 4Jr Athletic pass catching tight end that consistently gets down the seam into the secondary.
6th Tony Bergstrom T 70 4Sr Well sized tackle prospect that is an effective position blocker. Must improve his overall strength. Comes with and upside.
FA Derrick Shelby DE 90 5Sr Semi-athletic defensive end that also stands up over tackle on occasion. Fluid moving about the field, makes plays in every direction and effectively uses his hands to get off blocks. Not stout at the point and does not play with a sense of urgency.
FA Dave Kruger DT 44 4Jr
FA Luke Matthews WR 11 4Jr

Washington

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
2-3 Alameda Ta’amu DT 74 4Sr Powerful, interior nose tackle/defensive tackle prospect coming off a disappointing season. Holds the point on the inside and a plugger that occupies blockers. Must learn to use his hands better.
5-6 Chris Polk RB 1 4Jr Strong and explosive interior runner that shows a burst.
6th Senio Kelemete G 56 4Sr College tackle that projects to guard. Strong and moves his feet well.
6th Jermaine Kearse WR 15 4Sr Solid possession wide out with reliable hands. Potential fourth receiver at the next level.
7th Quinton Richardson CB 28 5Sr Nice sized corner best facing the action in a zone system.
FA Desmond Trufant CB 6 3Jr
FA Devin Aguilar WR 9 4Sr

Washington State

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
FA Jared Karstetter WR 84 4Sr
FA Alex Hoffman-Ellis OLB 17 5Sr