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UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Malik McDowell embarrassment shouldn’t stop Seahawks from taking gambles in the NFL draft

It’s critical that NFL front offices vet potential personnel meticulously to minimize risk. But that’s all they can do – minimize it.

UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Five Washington State players who could hear their names called next year at the NFL draft

Knowing there are plenty variables in play between now and then, we take a look at five WSU players who could hear their names called this time next year, from …

UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Washington State’s James Williams joins Kansas City Chiefs as undrafted free agent

James Williams, the Washington State running back who left school after his junior season to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing in the NFL, will start his professional career as …

Seahawks turn lack of picks into avalanche of 11 selections at NFL draft

The Seattle Seahawks started the week of the NFL draft with the fewest picks of any team in the league with four. They ended up making 11 picks by the …

UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Idaho linebacker Kaden Elliss selected by New Orleans Saints in seventh round of NFL draft

Add Kaden Elliss to the list of New Orleans Saints with Idaho ties.

UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

One year after prophetic tweet, Washington State QB Gardner Minshew selected in NFL draft by Jacksonville

Gardner Minshew, the well-traveled quarterback who ventured to Washington State and broke a litany of passing records in his final college football season, was selected in the sixth round of …

UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

New Seahawks WR already has connection with Russell Wilson

New Seattle wide receiver Gary Jennings was once coached on a YMCA youth basketball team by Russell Wilson in Richmond, Virginia. Jennings was the first of Seattle’s picks on the …

Political football: Trump congratulates draft pick Nick Bosa

San Francisco 49ers first-round pick Nick Bosa has a prominent fan. President Donald Trump tweeted congratulations to Bosa for being the second overall pick in the NFL draft. Trump told …

UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

Eleven quarterbacks selected in 2019 NFL draft

Let’s talk quarterbacks. As in potential backup quarterbacks in the NFL, and maybe starters down the road. Through 200 picks in the draft, 11 quarterbacks had been chosen. Only one, …

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

SEC dominates 2nd round, leads draft with 28 players taken

The Southeastern Conference is well on its way to having the most players taken in the NFL draft for the 13th year in a row. Twelve of the first 24 …

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 8 p.m.

Dolphins acquire quarterback Josh Rosen in deal with Arizona during NFL draft

Josh Rosen, supplanted by Kyler Murray as the Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback of the future after only one season, has been traded to the Miami Dolphins in a deal that also …

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 9 p.m.

Washington matches program record with four Huskies drafted in first two rounds of NFL draft

Three more Huskies were selected in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday, following Thursday night’s first-round selection of offensive tackle Kaleb McGary (31st overall to Atlanta).

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

Seahawks land WR D.K. Metcalf in NFL draft as Doug Baldwin considers retirement

The Seattle Seahawks focused on defense by drafting safety Marquise Blair from Utah with the first of two second-round picks in the draft, and then traded up to land Ole …

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Cardinals banking on Kyler Murray to start a new era

Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury and No. 1 draft pick Kyler Murray are excited to extend a relationship that began when Murray was a 15-year-old high school quarterback. Kingsbury and …

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 8:12 p.m.

John Clayton: Best and worst picks of NFL draft’s first round

A defense-heavy first round of the 2019 NFL draft concluded late Thursday night, with three quarterbacks coming off the board in the first 15 picks.

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 8:34 p.m.

NFL aerial circus makes for 2nd round of DBs, WRs

So you want proof the NFL is an aerial circus? Try the second round of the draft. Of the first 32 picks, 11 were defensive backs charged with holding down …

Hitting NFL draft’s red carpet means dressing up for moment

Walking any red carpet is a reason to dress up for the occasion, and young men going from college to work in front of a national audience absolutely want to …

Larry Stone: Seahawks GM John Schneider pulls out his old tricks of the trade on first day of NFL draft

John Schneider might be the most unmockable general manager in NFL history.

UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Atlanta Falcons trade up to make Kaleb McGary the Huskies’ lone first-round pick of 2019 NFL draft

Kaleb McGary, the Huskies’ rock of a right tackle the past four years, was selected with the 31st pick of the first round in the NFL draft on Thursday, making …

UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

Seahawks address pass-rush need, selecting TCU’s L.J. Collier

The Seattle Seahawks selected TCU defensive end L.J. Collier with the No. 29 pick in the first round of the draft and made a pair of trades to bolster their …

UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

Andre Dillard taken 22nd by Philadelphia, becoming first Washington State OL to go in first round of NFL Draft

In a spiffy maroon suit, with a Washington State lapel pin fastened to the left side of his chest, Andre Dillard walked up to the stage in Nashville, cordially greeted …

UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Kyler Murray taken 1st in NFL draft by Arizona Cardinals, followed by Nick Bosa

Defying NFL custom and at least temporarily creating a quarterback quandary, the Arizona Cardinals led off the NFL draft by selecting Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, the Heisman Trophy winner.

Brandon man: Gardner Minshew has a whole town behind him as NFL draft arrives

Brandon, Mississippi, is supposed to be SEC country. So watching a school from the Pac-12 North infiltrate the pecking order last football season had to be unfamiliar and unprecedented – …

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

Seahawks mock draft: A post-Frank Clark projection of how the NFL draft might unfold for Seattle

Mock drafts are made to be broken. And the Seahawks made sure everyone’s mocks were off-course before the draft even started with Tuesday’s Frank Clark trade, meaning Seattle now has …

NFL draft prospect Nasir Adderley’s cousins connect across decades over life, football

A soon-to-be 80-year-old and his 22-year-old cousin connected over life and football, and now Nasir Adderley is about to follow Hall of Famer Herb Adderley into the NFL. Herb was …

Coverage will offer different perspectives on NFL draft

All three days of this year’s NFL draft in Nashville will be carried on ESPN, ABC and NFL Network. ESPN will focus on the pick and where he fits into …

Hunger no stranger to two NFL draft prospects

Marquise Brown knows too well the challenge of stretching $20 over a month to feed himself with help from discounted meals at work and food from his junior college coach. …

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Two Iowa tight ends likely to go in 1st round of NFL draft

Not long ago, drafting a tight end in the first round was taboo for NFL teams. On Thursday night, two might go very high. And they come from the same …

Analysis: The best NFL draft picks 1-32 and by round

Mention the NFL draft, and the debate begins immediately. Who’s the best player ever taken at No. 1 overall or the top player ever taken in a late round?

UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Defense should dominate during first round of NFL draft

We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). Yet the Super Bowl score was 13-3.