USC linebacker Devon Kennard was selected by the
Kennard, 6-foot-3 and 249 pounds, was chosen with the 174th overall pick.
Kennard is the third Trojans player selected in the draft, joining receiver
Kennard, the son of former
Kennard began his career as a reserve defensive end but started games at outside linebacker as a freshman in 2009 under former coach
In 2010, new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin moved him to middle linebacker.
Kennard returned to defensive end in 2011 and appeared poised for an outstanding senior season when he tore a pectoral muscle on the eve of training camp.