Perry to Packers at No. 28

USC defensive end Nick Perry was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the No. 28 overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft.

Perry played DE for the Trojans, but will likely begin his Packers career as an outside linebacker opposite Clay Matthews, another former USC star. It will be a return to the Midwest for Perry, who grew up in Detroit before coming to the West Coast to play college football.

Perry becomes the 77th first-round draft choice from USC and the 475th choice overall. Both totals are the most of any college team in NFL history.