With the Trojans' 2012 "dream" season quickly turning into a nightmare, it is time to look at the postseason fate for those players whose futures will likely continue on Sundays.
Among those players are USC's "golden boy," quarterback Matt Barkley, and safety T.J. McDonald, two players who came back for their senior seasons, perhaps at their own detriment.
After falling well short of the lofty ambitions that this season held for the program and its fans, how far—if at all—will these departing Trojans fall in the upcoming NFL draft?
This slideshow will look at USC's seniors (including the redshirts) and offer an opinion on where they will wind up on draft day.
Eligible juniors will not be included, however, because their intentions have not been stated and while some are certain to test the professional waters, it remains to be seen exactly who they are.
For Trojan fans, an incredible debt is owed to these players who stuck with the program through some of its darkest days.
Now let's find out one person's opinion of how their professional fate will shake out.