Barkley will be back to action at USC pro day

USC quarterback Matt Barkley will put his arm back on display Wednesday when the Trojans host their pro-day. Find out who else will be in auditioning on Marc 27 for a spot in the NFL...

USC 2013 draft class
Matt Barkley, quarterback
It's been awhile since we've seen USC quarterback Matt Barkley throw a football. Barkley stayed down after being sacked in the final minutes of the USC-UCLA game Nov. 24 at the Rose Bowl. He suffered a sprained shoulder. Barkley missed the Trojans' regular-season finale against No. 1 Notre Dame and was later held out of the Sun Bowl on New Year's Eve.

Barkley did not make the trip to Mobile, Ala., for the Senior Bowl -- saving his first post-season appearance for the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind., where he met with the media but did not participate in drills.

USC's pro-day will be the first time scouts see Barkley throw live since the Trojans' 7-6 season, when Barkley completed 246-of-387 pass attempts including 36 touchdowns -- but threw 15 interceptions.

Barkley started 36 games for the Trojans, finishing with a 27-9 mark. He finished his USC career third on the Trojans' career passing (755 compltions) and total offense (9,013 yards) lists behind Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart.

He is currently projected as a first round draft pick.

Khaled Holmes, offensive lineman
The 6-foot-3 203-pound Trojan center will be participating in USC's pro-day. Holmes did not attend the Senior Bowl in Jan. due to an undisclosed injury. He did make it to the NFL Combine in Feb. where he met with the media and began testing before suffering a strained pec during the bench press. He was then forced to withdraw from on-field drills.

The latest injuries to Holmes come after he was sidelined for the Trojans' Sept. loss to Stanford with an ankle injury.

Wednesday's pro-day will be crucial for Holmes to prove his health.

He is currently projected as a fourth-round pick.

Curtis McNeal, running back
McNeal rushed for over 1,000-yards in 2011 and followed that up with a 719-yard rushing performance his senior season -- splitting time in 2012 with fellow tailback Silas Redd.

McNeal spent various time on the sideline throughout the 2012 season due to minor injuries.

Look for him to prove on pro-day he has the ability to catch the football, hold onto the football, as well as be a sturdy back -- though undersized at 5-foot-7 190-pounds.

Robert Woods, receiver
One of USC's most decorated receivers in history, Robert Woods announced for the NFL draft following the final game of his junior season at Troy.

He is the Trojans' all-time career receptions leader.

Woods was invited to the NFL Combine in February and had an outstanding outing. Woods benched 225-pounds 14 times, one shy of his personal-best 15. Not to mention he had standout performances during on-field drills.

Woods, who was believed to have been plagued during parts of 2012 -- especially early in the season -- with a nagging ankle injury, says doctors 100% cleared his ankle of any problems at the combine.

The All-American is projected as a first-second round pick.

T.J. McDonald, defensive back
T.J. McDonald, like teammate Matt Barkley, returned to USC for his senior season. He attended both the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine so far this year.

At the combine he tested well -- 4.59 seconds -- in the 40-yard dash and other strength drills.

McDonald, the son of former NFL Pro-Bowl safety Tim McDonald, is currently tabbed as a third-round draft pick. He led USC with 112 tackles his senior season while grabbing two interceptions.

Nickell Robey, defensive back
USC junior Nickell Robey surprised a few by announcing for the NFL draft following his third season at Troy. He was invited to the NFL Combine in Feb.

Robey, at 5-foot-7 and 169-pounds, has little physical upside other than his pure athleticism. At USC's draft day he will have to prove that his height does not prove to be a disadvantage in his coverage abilities.

He finished his junior season with 52-tackles and one interception returned for a 38-yard touchdown.

Robey is currently projected as a fifth-round selection.

Jawanza Starling, defensive back
USC strong safety Jawanza Starling finished his senior season with 42 tackles and proved he still has a nose for the ball -- collecting three interceptions.

The Trojans senior was invited to the NFL Combine in Feb., where he tested as a top-performer in the three-cone drill and the 60-yard shuttle.

Wes Horton, defensive lineman
The Trojans' defensive lineman Wes Horton was considered one of the notable snubs when he wasn't invited to this year's combine.

The 6-foot-5 255-pound defensive end made 43 tackles his senior season -- 6.5 for a loss.

Look for Horton to show why he deserved to be in Indianapolis in Feb. and why he deserves to have his name called in April.

Drew McAllister, defensive back
Tony Burnett, linebacker, defensive back
Zach Kusnir, defensive lineman
Luis Nevarez, defensive back
Jeremy Galten, offensive lineman

Former USC player, 2013 draft class
Isaiah Wiley, defensive back

Former USC Players (Previous Draft Classes)
Dominique Byrd, 2006 draft class
Chauncey Washington, 2008 draft class
Stafon Johnson, 2010 draft class
Kevin Thomas, 2010 draft class
Brandon Carswell, 2011 draft class
Travon Patterson, 2011 draft class
Chris Pousson, 2012 draft class

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