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Washington safety Taylor Rapp declares for NFL draft

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 6:14 p.m.

Washington safety Taylor Rapp, who missed Tuesday’s Rose Bowl, has declared for the NFL draft, giving up his final year of eligibility after being a second-team AP All-America selection. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
Washington safety Taylor Rapp, who missed Tuesday’s Rose Bowl, has declared for the NFL draft, giving up his final year of eligibility after being a second-team AP All-America selection. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
Associated Press

SEATTLE – Washington safety Taylor Rapp declared for the NFL draft, giving up his final year of eligibility after being a second-team AP All-America selection.

Rapp’s decision, announced on Wednesday, was expected after he received a high evaluation from the NFL College Advisory Committee. Rapp is expected to be an early-round selection.

Rapp was a first-team, All-Pac-12 selection the past two seasons and was the conference’s defensive freshman of the year in 2016. He finished his junior season with 59 tackles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions.

Rapp went through pregame warmups but did not play in the Rose Bowl because of a hip injury suffered in the Pac-12 championship game. His absence was felt in the 28-23 loss to Ohio State.

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