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  • FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015, 8:24 P.M.

    EWU’s Rodgers hopeful when it comes to NFL

    Jake Rodgers, the former Eastern Washington offensive lineman from Spokane, said he’s getting positive feedback from scouts, enough to give him hope of being a late-round selection in the upcoming …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 2015

    Former Cougar Xavier Cooper does his best to impress NFL scouts during combine

    PULLMAN – There is no starting gun for NFL prospects when they run the 40-yard-dash, the most universally understood drill to measure athleticism in football players. So when Xavier Cooper …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2015

    Heisman winner Marcus Mariota said he’s going to the NFL

    Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota declared his eligibility for the NFL draft. The Ducks quarterback announced on Oregon’s website on Wednesday that he would forgo his senior season. The school …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 12, 2015

    CFP Notebook: Urban Meyer suggests larger window for players declaring for NFL Draft

    Ohio State coach Urban Meyer thinks elite college football players should have more time to make one of the biggest decisions of their life. Meyer is in favor of pushing …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2015

    UW linebacker Shaq Thompson will skip senior year and declare for NFL draft

    SEATTLE – Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson is forgoing his senior season and will declare for the NFL draft. The school announced Thompson’s decision Monday, another blow to Washington’s defense that …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014

    Sam’s jersey hot item

    The 249th pick in the NFL draft has the second most popular jersey of all the players selected last weekend. Michael Sam’s Rams jersey was the No. 2 seller among …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014, 8:56 P.M.

    Thiel: Seahawks take a walk on wild side with Marsh

    Cassius Marsh, the third-round pick of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, is a guy who showed up to college “a really sloppy 300 pounds,” he said – but because …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014

    NFL draft roundup: Texans make Memphis safety Mr. Irrelevant

    Lonnie Ballentine didn’t know much about the term Mr. Irrelevant before he was taken by the Houston Texans with the final pick in the NFL draft on Saturday. When he …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014

    Rams take Sam in 7th round

    NEW YORK – Michael Sam was picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft Saturday, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014, 10:16 P.M.

    There’s a predictability to the Seahawks’ unpredictability

    The story is so Seahawks. Ask them for a draft anecdote that illuminates the rare synergy between their scouting and coaching staffs, and they’ll explain how they came to select …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014, 6:56 P.M.

    NFL draft shatters viewership record

    Viewership for the NFL draft sets another record


  • SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014, 4:39 P.M.

    Openly gay player chosen in NFL draft

    St. Louis picks Michael Sams as first gay player in NFL draft.


  • SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014

    Seattle drafts speedy receiver

    After twice trading down, the Seattle Seahawks picked Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson with the No. 45 overall pick in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday. Seattle …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014

    Sankey a Titan

    The Tennessee Titans finally ended the record wait for the first running back selected in the NFL draft grabbing former Gonzaga Prep and Washington star Bishop Sankey with the 54th …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014, 11 P.M.

    Sankey to Titans in second round

    The Tennessee Titans finally ended the record wait for the first running back selected in the NFL draft grabbing former Gonzaga Prep and Washington star Bishop Sankey with the 54th …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

    Arizona selects WSU safety Deone Bucannon

    In the emotional moment when Deone Bucannon’s life changed he had to take the most public phone call of his life. Surrounded by an estimated 25 to 30 friends and …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

    NFL DRAFT: Texans pick Jadeveon Clowney; Johnny Manziel to Browns

    NEW YORK – For nearly three years, Jadeveon Clowney couldn’t wait to get to the NFL, and the league was just as eager to add the player some called the …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014, 9:12 P.M.

    Seahawks trade final pick of 1st round

    The Seattle Seahawks traded the final pick in the first round of the NFL draft, picking up an additional second-round selection and a fourth-round pick from Minnesota.


  • THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014

    NFL draft: Jadeveon Clowney, QBs and the long wait

    Jadeveon Clowney just wants it to be over already. The NFL’s first May draft means a couple of more weeks to critique the prospects – such as Clowney – and …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014

    Idaho RB Baker anticipating late-round draft selection

    MOSCOW, Idaho – Looking back at Idaho’s pro day in mid-March, James Baker thinks he could have run a faster 40-yard dash. Yet he also called his time of 4.55 …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014

    Seattle’s Pete Carroll makes his pitch after draft

    When all the picks are finally done, Pete Carroll starts grabbing phones. The Seattle Seahawks coach reverts to being a recruiter at this point. He bounces between calls to players …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

    Hawks lacking picks

    RENTON, Wash. – John Schneider understands the entertainment and excitement when it comes to the first round of the NFL draft. It’s what transpires in those later rounds on the …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

    NFL draft should be thing of past

    For many, many years, I have held dual beliefs that are somewhat unpopular but certainly not unreasonable: 1. Marijuana should be legalized.


  • MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014, 7:57 P.M.

    With few picks, Seahawks must make wise choices

    John Schneider understands the entertainment and excitement when it comes to the first round of the NFL draft. It’s what transpires in those later rounds on the final two days …


  • MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

    Concerns about Seferian-Jenkins

    The NFL Combine was supposed to be a time to prove things for Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The University of Washington star had won the Maxwell Award as the nation’s top tight …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014

    NFL Hall of Famers don’t fear for Sam

    CLEVELAND – Once Michael Sam is drafted in the NFL, the Missouri defensive end will be judged strictly on whether he can play and whether he can help his team …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014

    Hits and misses in past drafts

    Even as NFL teams make a huge deal out of their discoveries from the hinterlands of college football, it’s the big schools from the powerhouse conferences that dominate the draft. …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014

    WSU’s Bucannon hopes his NFL combine performance pays off

    PULLMAN – Former Washington State safety Deone Bucannon put up eye-popping numbers at last month’s NFL combine and hopes that he is rewarded for that performance by being selected early …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 23, 2014

    Confident Michael Sam wishes focus could stay on football

    Michael Sam says he wants to be known as just a football player, hopeful his sexuality soon won’t be a story. The defensive end from Missouri made his first public …


  • SATURDAY, FEB. 22, 2014

    Manziel sticks to football business at NFL combine

    Quarterback Johnny Manziel was all business Friday at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. He walked to the podium, provided mostly thoughtful, deliberate answers and suggested some of his previous …


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