On April 26, OLB Nick Perry became the fifth USC Trojan to be selected by the Green Bay Packers in Round 1 of the NFL draft. The others are HB Al Carmichael (1953), OT Ken Ruettgers (1985), OT John Michels (1996) and OLB Clay Matthews (2009).
For the most part, except in the case of Michels, all of these selections turned out to be very good for the Packers.
Three of these players, Ruettgers, Michels and Matthews all were on Super Bowl winning teams as well. Perry certainly hopes to carry on that tradition. If he plays the way many of us expect him to, that may indeed become a reality.
Here is the history of first-round picks from USC who played for the Packers.