PROSPECTS FROM STATE
A group of locals with differing draft chances await this week’s NFL draft:
Bishop Sankey, running back, Washington
Sankey left the Huskies after his junior season and is rated one of the top running backs in the draft. Durable, shifty and sound, Sankey’s strong combine numbers verified his record-setting production with the Huskies. Likely to be selected in the second round.
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Austin Seferian-Jenkins, tight end, Washington
Seferian-Jenkins’ recently reported 40-yard dash time of 4.56 seconds should open eyes in a positive way. Despite all the stops and starts in the past year, he has too many skills to deny. The Gig Harbor native is likely to move into the late part of the first round.
Scott Crichton, defensive end, Oregon State
One of the record number of juniors in the draft, the Foss High graduate should fit as a defensive end in a 4-3 defense. Thanks to a high motor and good size, he’s projected as a second-round selection.
Deone Bucannon, safety, Washington State
The Cougars’ hard-hitting, aggressive safety was a first-team All-American during his final season on the Palouse. He’s projected to be selected in the second or third round.
Keith Price, quarterback, Washington
Price was surprised when he was not invited to the NFL combine and says he is using it as motivation. A crisp pro day may have improved his drafts options, though he may still go undrafted. At the least, it appears Price will have free-agent opportunities if he goes undrafted.