Washington Huskies / NFL Draft / Live Blog

Quarterback Jacob Eason and his UW teammates are all still waiting for their names to be called in the virtual draft.

OK, Jacob Eason isn't one of college football's top 106 players, which holds true for all of his University of Washington teammates.

However, the Husky quarterback should be one of the next 10 best. 

When all of the draft broadcast connections shut down on Friday night, draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. had singled out Eason as the best player still not drafted.

That will change.

As rounds four through seven of the NFL draft unfold on Saturday, look for Eason, Nick Harris and Hunter Bryant to find pro football homes. Trey Adams should get a nibble, too, but who knows.

Former UW players Aaron Fuller, Myles Bryant and Salvon Ahmed may or may not hear their phones ring.

While the draft has gone on without a hitch for the 32 NFL teams involved, and the players whose names have been called out, it has not been kind to the Huskies.

Three rounds and no selections.

That doesn't bode well for all the momentum the program has had built in recent seasons. It appears the Huskies ran into a bit of gap in elite talent.

Ah, but that's nothing a few recruiting classes can't fix.

As the draft finishes up over the next several hours, Husky Maven/Sports Illustrated will drop stories on each UW selection and blog the overall developments when we feel inclined.

So sit back and enjoy the next several or so hours. Will Roger Goodell give us those fireside player reveals or turn the show over to someone else?

Will Jerry Jones still be at sea?

Saturday, April 25, 9:05 a.m. PT

Roger Goodall's back. 

Looking relaxed.

149 more picks.

9:10 a.m. PT 

Ah, Goodell's handed off the selection duties to others.

A second Appalachian State player goes. 

No Huskies.

Two App Staters.


9:26 a.m. PT 

Two UCLA guys go off the board.

No Eason.

Picks are now rapid-fire.

No cut-ins to players waiting.

No Eason prone on the couch.

9:52 a.m. PT 

Eason goes to Indy.

No fanfare.

No announcement yet.

Back up to Phillip Rivers.

10:58 p.m PT

Finished writing the Eason story and put together something on Hunter Bryant, anticipating him to go next.

They must be holding a parade down the middle of Lake Stevens. 

Eason was dissected by the ESPN analysts more than any other player taken today.

Now waiting on a second Husky to go.

If not Bryant, how about Nick Harris?

11:48 p.m. PT

Nick Harris is off the board.

Husky center, will be snapping to Baker Mayfield at times.

Cleveland takes him with the 160th pick in the fifth round.

1:05 p.m. PT

Launched Harris story and relaunched Eason story with new video.

Another Northwest player gets picked: Jake Luton from Marysville, collegiately Oregon State.

Luton and Eason used to dual as Snohomish County high school quarterbacks. 

Eason got the better of him in their one college matchup in Corvallis last November. 

1:28 p.m. PT

Fifty-nine picks to go. 

Hunter Bryant will get drafted.

But will  anyone else from the UW?

1:45 p.m. PT

Evan Weaver, Cal linebacker, Spokane native and nation's leading tackler, goes to the Arizona Cardinals with 202nd pick in sixth round 

1:46 p.m. PT

Not a great draft for the Pac-12.

The breakdown of picks so far:

Utah 7, Oregon 4, Cal 3, UCLA 3, USC 2, OSU 2, UW 2, Colorado 2, Stanford 1, ASU 1, Arizona 0, WSU 0. 

Fifty-one picks to go.

1:53 p.m. PT

Hunter Bryant is No. 3 on Kiper's best picks left. 

Thought Bryant would go higher. 

Lot of tight ends selected.

But not Hunter.

Considered undersized.

Outside of Jimmy Graham, these guys are expected to block at the NFL level. 

1:59 p.m. PT

Ten tight ends have been taken, now with Georgia Tech's Tyler Davis going to the Jaguars. 

No Hunter Bryant.

Maybe his knees worried the NFL types.

2:14 p.m. PT

Washington State gets first draftee, wide receiver Dezmon Patmon, going to Colts and Jacob Eason with the 212th pick.

Only Arizona has been shut out in Pac-12 to this point. 

2:20 p.m. PT

Seahawks choose Florida wide receiver Freddie Swann, bringing the sixth round to a close at pick 214.

Forty-one picks and we're done. 

2:42 p.m. PT

Thirty-two picks to go.

Will Hunter Bryant get tabbed?

He's on Kiper's list as best available, as is Salvon Ahmed

Sad, nobody is talking about Trey Adams.

Damaged goods. 

Bryant and Adams, both with a knee-injury history, passed up the Las Vegas Bowl to protect their pro interests.

Hope it wasn't done in vain.

2:49 p.m. PT 

Thirty picks to go, and Kiper has Salvon Ahmed and Hunter Bryant as the two best players available.

Will they get selected?

3:02 p.m. PT

The clock is ticking.

The draft is down to 23 picks. 

No doubt there are some disappointed Huskies, watching pro football turn a little harder for them.

3:17 p.m. PT

Sixteen picks left.

Doesn't look good for a bunch of Huskies. 

Salvon Ahmed and Hunter Bryant, in that order, are Kiper's best available picks.

Trey Adams likely isn't going to get drafted. He was a first-rounder two years ago.

Aaron Fuller and Myles Bryant won't be drafted. 

3:33 p.m. PT

Ten picks to go.

Five Huskies undrafted.

Will anyone get a reprieve?

Time's running out. 

3:40 p.m. PT

Eight picks.

Hunter Bryant?

Doesn't anyone want Hunter Bryant?

He's a big-time player.

Maybe his knees were too lose during his physicals. 

Must be a gamble.

3:47 p.m. PT

Five picks left and it's looking bleak for Ahmed, Adams, both Bryants and Fuller. 

Hard to believe that Hunter Bryant can't get a sniff.

His combine must have hurt him.


Maybe he wasn't first-team All-Pac-12 in body, just mind, this past season. 

3:48 p.m. PT

Seahawks took a tight end.

Not Bryant.

Another LSU guy.

Stephen Sullivan.

LSU has something like 50 guys get drafted.


3:59 p.m. PT

Down to one pick.

The last pick.

Giants making it.

Ahmed and Bryant are two best availables.

Mr. Irrelevant is ...

Not a Husky.

Tae Crowder, Georgia linebacker.