Having watched Jeff Tuel for four years, it shouldn't come as a surprise to any WSU fan that Tuel is talented. He showed off a variety of skills during his career at Washington State and is now doing the same for NFL scouts.
At WSU's recent pro day, Tuel put on a show. NFL.com's Gil Brandt has the details:
Tuel wasn't invited to combine but had great pro day. Measured 6-3, 218. Ran 4.6 40. Suspect he will have strong showing w/ Pats, Bills.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 11, 2013
Considering Tuel wasn't invited to the combine he needs any exposure he can get and private workouts should be a nice boost. Tuel will be joined by Marquess Wilson for a private workout with the Patriots on March 22. The two will workout at the University of Idaho.
He will then have a two day visit with the Buffalo Bills on April 8-9. While two workouts may not be much, it could be enough to get Tuel drafted. The Patriots may have Tom Brady, but New England has not shied away from drafting quarterbacks. The Patriots have drafted six quarterbacks since 2002, including Mike Leach product Kliff Kingsbury.
The Bills would be an interesting landing spot as their quarterback situation is in flux. Tarvaris Jackson could be the only thing standing between Tuel and a starting job which should lead to #JeffTuelForBillsStartingQB on Twitter soon enough.
Then again, the last time the Bills signed someone out of Washington State it didn't go so well.
In addition to the workout news, Monday also brought the news that former WSU assistant coach Dave Ungerer. Ungerer's move to Utah State means all nine of Paul Wulff's assistant coaches have landed other jobs. A couple of those coaches have moved on from their initial landing spot, however.
USU football: Dave Ungerer named special teams coordinator and running backs coach | Deseret News
Dave Ungerer, who has 26 years of coaching experience and has been involved in five bowl games, has been named Utah State’s special teams coordinator and running backs coach, it was announced Monday by Aggie head coach Matt Wells.
Washington State QB Jeff Tuel earns extended looks - NFL.com
Representatives from 10 NFL teams gathered at Washington State’s pro day on March 7, where nine players participated in a workout that was held indoors on FieldTurf.
In addition to making the All-Pac-12 second team, Brock Motum closed his regular season career by winning Pac-12 Player of the Week. I'd say there are worse ways to go out.
Brock Motum Earns Second-Straight All-Pac-12 Honors - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington State University men's basketball senior Brock Motum picked up his second-consecutive all-league honors as he was named All-Pac-12 Second Team, commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.
Brock Motum Named Pac-12 Player of the Week - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington State University men's basketball senior Brock Motum has been named the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of March 4-10, the conference announced Monday.