Each of the University of Washington’s athletics programs are again well above the threshold needed to avoid penalty in the most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released Wednesday by the NCAA, and the football and men’s basketball programs each tallied perfect scores in the 2015-16 academic year.
Elijah Qualls had to wait longer than expected to be drafted on Saturday, but the Philadelphia Eagles eventually selected the former Huskies defensive lineman with the 214th overall pick late in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL draft.
A trio of Washington Huskies defensive backs were selected in the first 11 picks of the second round of the 2017 NFL draft, giving UW four players drafted in the first and second rounds for just the second time in school history.
The Cincinnati Bengals selected Washington’s John Ross III with the No. 9 overall pick in Thursday’s first round, picking the 5-foot-11, 188-pound speedster in the same position as UW’s most recent first-round receiver — Reggie Williams, who went No. 9 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2004.
With the 2017 NFL draft commencing on Thursday, I thought it would be a good time to revive an exercise I did a few years back, examining Washington’s last decade of draft picks and how they fared (or are faring) in the league. You can read the 2014 version here.
Scan the myriad mock drafts available for online consumption, and it becomes obvious there are still many analysts who believe Washington Huskies receiver John Ross III will be selected in the first round.