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Locals selected in 2011 NFL draft

Updated: April 30, 2011, 9:12 PM ET
By Pedro Moura | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

Local players selected in the 2011 NFL draft:

Round 1, Pick 9, Dallas Cowboys Tyron Smith, USC, OT, 6-5, 307

What makes him special: Smith, 20, has all the potential in the world. He's durable and strong with very quick feet and the brute strength to push back at the line of scrimmage and the speed and agility to keep doing it in pass protection.

On the flip side: He started for only two years at USC and was academically ineligible for his only opportunity to start a bowl game ...

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