Pac-12 roundup: UW's Travis Feeney, WSU's Joe Dahl close to realizing NFL dreams this weekend.
Looking ahead to 2017, Washington defensive backs Budda Baker and Sidney Jones, and Washington State quarterback Luke Falk are among the top 10 prospects for next year’s NFL draft, so says ESPN.
All three are entering their junior seasons in 2016, and would be eligible to declare early for the draft after next season if they so choose.
Baker, the free safety from Bellevue High, was an all-Pac-12 selection last fall, and he’s tried to model his game after that of Seahawks’ star Earl Thomas. Jones, a 6-foot cornerback, also earn all-Pac-12 honors in 2015, leading the conference with 14 pass-breakups, plus four interceptions and three forced fumbles.
Falk led the nation with 380.1 yards passing last season, with 38 touchdown and eight interceptions. He figures to be mentioned as a Heisman candidate this fall.
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- UW’s Travis Feeney: “Whoever passes on me, they’re going to regret it.“
- Reviewing UW’s spring with the guys from the Husky Fan Podcast (my appearance starts about the 19-minute mark).
- Projecting WSU’s depth chart after spring ball.
- WSU’s Joe Dahl is on the brink of realizing his NFL dream.
- Idaho will move down to the FCS and join the Big Sky Conference in 2018. UW, by the way, hosts the Vandals on Sept. 10 at Husky Stadium.
- Great insight here, as usual, from Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News on Larry Scott and the state of the Pac-12 with the conference spring meetings approaching next week in Arizona. Wilner concludes: “Clearly, all is not well.”
- Quarterback uncertainty is a theme around the Pac-12 this spring.