Hot Cougar Action: The day after the NFL Draft

James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

Some reaction following the final day of the 2013 NFL Draft.

The 2013 NFL Draft is in the books and as you likely already know, Marquess Wilson was drafted by the Bears while Jeff Tuel signed with Buffalo as an undrafted free agent.

Nusser covered both moves last night, so I don't have much to add. I will, however, say after what they did to Reid Forrest, if the Bills harm one hair on Tuel's head, we will burn Buffalo to the ground. Rancourt has already filled the bottles with gasoline.

While Tuel and Wilson will begin their pro careers next week, Travis Long will have to wait a little longer. Long has yet to sign an undrafted free agent deal. While that certainly doesn't bode well for his NFL prospects, it also doesn't signal the end. Long's knee injury is obviously a factor at this point, so he may have to wait until it's healthier before he gets a shot.

The good news is teams routinely bring in free agents for tryouts during the season. If Long keeps at it and gets healthy, he'll get a shot somewhere.

Football:

Marquess Wilson drafted by Chicago in 7th round - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - April 27, 2013
FROM PULLMAN — It was a long wait for former Washington State receiver Marquess Wilson, but he was finally drafted on Saturday by the Chicago Bears with the 236th overall pick (and 30th of the seventh round) in the NFL draft.

Tuel tweets that he's signed with Buffalo - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - April 27, 2013
FROM PULLMAN — It didn't take long for Jeff Tuel to sign a free-agent deal after going undrafted.

Post-NFL draft thoughts, Pac-12 style (and what were you thinking, Marquess Wilson?) | Pac-12 Confidential | Seattle Times
– Cougar fans don’t need reminding how desperate the talent level has been in Pullman in recent years, but WSU has now had seven players taken in the last eight NFL drafts — and two players in the last four years, which certainly doesn’t speak very highly of the level of talent Paul Wulff imported.

Chicago Bears roll the dice on wide receiver Marquess Wilson - chicagotribune.com
The Chicago Bears were seeking a downfield threat in the NFL draft and got a low-risk investment with big upside in Marquess Wilson.

Baseball:

It was another rough afternoon for the WSU baseball team as they lost to UCLA.

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Cougars Lose to Bruins - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
PULLMAN, Wash. - Nick Vander Tuig struck out eight in a complete game victory and No. 7 UCLA defeated Washington State 10-1 in Pac-12 Conference baseball at Bailey-Brayton Field, Saturday.

Jason Monda Named to Olerud Award Watch List - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
LUBBOCK, Texas - Washington State's Jason Monda has been named to the watch list for John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award, the College Baseball Hall of Fame announced, Saturday.

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