Nov 26, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian and Washington Huskies cornerback Desmond Trufant (6) after the game between the Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars at CenturyLink Field. Washington defeated Washington State 38-21. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Washington Huskies In 2013 NFL Draft


Nov 26, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies cornerback Desmond Trufant (6) prior to the game against the Washington State Cougars at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

The 2012 NFL Draft ended two weeks ago and the Huskies saw two former stars get selected in the the NFL Draft. There are more that signed contracts after the draft but Alameda Ta’Amu and Senio Kelemete were the only two to hear their name called during the draft.

Looking on to the 2013 NFL Draft there shouldn’t be much of a representation from the Huskies. There are currently 12 listed seniors on the Husky roster and none stick out as a major draft pick.

Current Seniors:

  • Jonathan Amosa
  • Cody Bruns
  • Talia Crichton
  • Nate Fellner
  • Justin Glenn
  • Anthony Gobern
  • James Johnson
  • Adam Long
  • Cole Sager
  • Drew Schaefer
  • Semisi Tokolahi
  • Desmond Trufant

There is a lot of quality Huskies on that list. However, not any that appear overwhelming as a draftable commodity. There may not even be a first, second, or third rounder on that list. The most likely players to be drafted out of that Senior list are Desmond Trufant and Drew Schaefer. Some experts may even look at that list and say, this may be another year in which the Huskies don’t have any players drafted.

The last time the Huskies had no players taken in the NFL draft was in 2009. However, I can say that I have been contacted by NFLMocks.com about Trufant and they see him as a draftable player in the 2013 draft but a lot of that depends on what Trufant does his senior season.

The junior class isn’t that much better, in terms of NFL ready talent, there are a few players I think will be great draft picks come 2014 NFL Draft. There doesn’t appear to be anyone that will leave early in the junior class, Keith Price could potentially be the only non-senior to declare. However, many think even with a good year he will stay around for his senior year. This debate will be more relevant come January/February.

The 2013 NFL Draft may not be as full of excitement for Husky fans as the previous two years have been.

Tags: Anthony Gobern Cody Bruns Cole Sage Desmond Trufant Drew Schaefer Featured James Johnson Jonathan Amosa Juniors Justin Glenn Keith Price Nate Fellner NFL Draft Popular Semisi Tokolahi Seniors Talia Crichton

  • Jacob Nelson

    Totally agree.  Trufant could end up going as high as the 2nd round (maybe even 1st with his size?) or he could end up being a 7th rounder.  It all depends on how he does this season.  I think he’s probably the only “almost sure thing” on the list.  

    It will be interesting, since this year they are playing a lot more press coverage, that is the sort of stuff the NFL likes to see.  Can you press and smother a guy off the line?  can you knock him off his routes?  There is no better league to test your skills as a CB than the PAC-12!  Shut down RObert Woods, Marqise Lee or Marquess Wilson and you’ll build a nice case for yourself as an NFL CB.

    • huskyhaul

      This is a really good comment and almost warrants a future post on Trufant. Thanks Jacob! 

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