Southern California left tackle Matt Kalil is "set to return" for his senior season according to a source close to the situation.
A high-ranking NFL scout confirmed that he'd also heard Kalil was "definitely leaning towards returning" and that the decision surprised he and his scouting peers, as well.
Should Kalil return, it could set off of chain reaction pushing other talented USC underclassmen -- including quarterback Matt Barkley -- to shun the NFL and return for their senior seasons. The Trojans' bowl ban ends this year. Considering the talent this team has potentially coming back, a return to national title contention would appear possible.
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welp, there's no guaranteeing this report is true, but if it is... what does that mean for us, especially if we have a top 5 pick??
Riley Reiff or Jonathan Martin are certainly viable options, but is top 5 too soon for them (in other words, would trading back be a consideration??
or does this push us closer to perhaps drafting Mo Claiborne?? (that was kind of a knee-jerk reaction -- we need an LT first and foremost...)