In a surprise to fans during a unique draft situation, Washington football only had two players picked during the NFL’s virtual draft
The only part of the draft that wasn’t really a surprise was that Jacob Eason was the first Washington football alum to get picked, going in the fourth round to the Indianapolis Colts. Center Nick Harris was taken in the fifth round by the Cleveland Browns, but if you had told Husky fans before the draft that those two were the only Huskies that would get picked, no one would’ve believed you.
The biggest shocker of any player in this draft to go undrafted, Hunter Bryant immediately signed a deal with the Detroit Lions. It was a stunner that both he and running back Salvon Ahmed, who signed with the San Francisco 49ers, went undrafted. Due to the circumstances of this particular draft cycle, plus a less than stellar performance at the NFL Combine and the inability to make up for that at a pro day, is probably what steered teams in other directions.
Another Husky who probably should’ve been drafted was left tackle Trey Adams. Adams was an All-American following his sophomore season with the Huskies, but after a torn ACL in 2017, and a back surgery in 2018, Adams tumbled down a lot of draft boards. He signed a UDFA contract with the Buffalo Bills, but his days of playing tackle might be over.
Myles Bryant, a former walk-on and three year starter signed a contract with the New England Patriots. It wasn’t a total shocker that the 5’7 Bryant went undrafted due to his size, but he’s proven everyone wrong his whole life, and won’t stop now.
Below we have a list of every other Husky that has signed a UDFA contract so far in the 2020 cycle, and will continue to update it if we see more players sign.
Jared Hilbers: New York Jets
Aaron Fuller: Seattle Seahawks
Andre Baccelia: Kansas City Chiefs
Brandon Wellington: Indianapolis Colts
Benning Potoa’e: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Stat of the day: There are currently 14 first overall picks in the NFL Draft, and 17 undrafted free agents. Best of luck to all these Huskies on their pro careers, and we’ll be rooting for them no matter where they land!