PFF has honored four WSU football players on its All-Pac-12 first team

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Washington State has graded out really well with Pro Football Focus this season, and that trend continued Friday when the website released its All-Pac-12 team.

WSU receiver Gabe Marks, right tackle Cole Madison, left guard Cody O’Connell and defensive lineman Hercules Mata’afa were all named to PFF’s All-Pac-12 first team.

Quarterback Luke Falk, left tackle Andre Dillard and right guard Eduardo Middleton were named to PFF’s All-Pac-12 second team on offense, while linebacker Nnamdi Oguayo was named to the PFF All-Pac-12 second team as a special teams star.

WSU’s four selections on PFF’s All-Pac-12 first team were double the number it had on the Pac-12’s all-conference first team. Marks and free safety Shalom Luani were the only two players on the Pac-12’s all-conference first team. Luani did not make PFF’s all-conference teams, though, PFF looked more favorably upon Madison, Outland Trophy finalist O’Connell and Mata’afa than the Pac-12 coaches did.

With the selections of Madison and O’Connell to PFF’s first team, and Dillard and Middleton to the second, four of WSU’s five offensive linemen have now garnered All-Pac-12 first or second team honors in some form. One of the four — O’Connell — has also been named an All-American by five different media outlets so far. Center Riley Sorenson was named one of the Pac-12’s all-conference honorable mention selections.