Huskies Don’t Find A Player Drafted in the First Round


The Pac-12 sent four different players to the NFL in the first round and none of them were from the Washington Huskies. This comes as no surprise to many. Especially, experts that predict/mock the draft. However, there were some Husky fans that hoped either Chris Polk or Alameda Ta’amu would slip into the first.

The Pac-12 sent Andrew Luck (first overall), Matt Kalil (fourth overall), David DeCastro (24th overall), and Nick Perry (28th overall). Thus, making USC and Stanford the only schools out of the Pac-12 having first round picks in this 2012 NFL draft.

Round 2 and 3 on Friday should be full of Pac-12 draft picks and is the day that Huskies Ta’amu and Polk are hoping to get grabbed. Both are projected in the 2nd-4th round. One or both could slip to Saturday when teams draft from round 4th to 7th round.

Saturday is also when you should hear the names of Senio Kelemete and Jermaine Kearse called. Kelemete is projected in the 4th-6th round and Kearse is projected from the 6th-undrafted. Most mock NFL drafts that extend to the 7th round have Kearse finding a home in that round but some do not. If he is to slip out of the draft, he should easily find a home on an NFL roster as an undrafted free agent.

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