Washington State’s Darrien Molton, Kyle Sweet, Logan Tago headed to NFL rookie minicamps
April 28, 2019 Updated Sun., April 28, 2019 at 6:47 p.m.
Washington State Cougars defensive lineman Logan Tago (45) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Iowa State Cyclones during the second half of the 2018 Alamo Bowl on Friday, December 28, 2018, at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, TX. WSU won the game 28-26. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
One day after the NFL draft, three more seniors from Washington State’s Alamo Bowl-winning football team collected rookie minicamp invitations.
Cornerback Darrien Molton told The Spokesman-Review Sunday morning he’d been invited to minicamp with the Tennessee Titans, while wide receiver Kyle Sweet, a Santa Margarita, Calif., native will get a similar audition with a team in his backyard, the Los Angeles Rams.
According to Cougfan.com, defensive lineman Logan Tago will head to rookie minicamp with the Seattle Seahawks.
That means seven Cougars from the 2018 team – one that notched a school-record 11 wins and was ranked as high as No. 8 in the country – will have opportunities at the next level. Left tackle Andre Dillard was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 22nd overall pick of the draft and quarterback Gardner Minshew was taken by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round.
Running back James Williams wasn’t selected in the draft, but signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs shortly after it ended. Saturday night, Cougfan.com reported that linebacker Peyton Pelluer had agreed to participate in Cleveland Browns rookie minicamp.
Molton tied the school record for career starts, making 48 in 48 games played with the Cougars. He recorded 195 tackles, five tackles-for-loss including one sack, tallied two interceptions, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 20 career pass breakups.
Sweet was a two-year starter for the Cougars at the “Y” slot receiver and hauled in 139 career receptions for 1,454 yards and five touchdowns. He also served as WSU’s primary punt returner as a senior and punted for the Cougars as a sophomore and junior.
Tago emerged as a reliable defensive tackle for WSU as a senior and was named All-Pac-12 Conference Second Team after he recorded 29 tackles, 10.5 tackles-for-loss and three sacks. He appeared in 46 career games, making 75 career tackles, 16 tackles-for-loss and three sacks.
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