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Gabe Marks, Shalom Luani hope to hear names called

It's the third day of the NFL draft and a few fomer WSU stars are hoping their dream comes true today.

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The third and final day of the 2017 NFL Draft resumes today with the Green Bay Packers getting the fourth round underway.

Unsurprisingly, no former Washington State football players have been selected in the first three rounds. That will change today as Gabe Marks and Shalom Luani more than likely hear their names called at the podium in Philadelphia.

While I don't have to write about Marks' and Luani's contributions to the Cougars football program, both played pivotal roles the past two seasons and deserve the opportunity to compete for a job in an NFL training camp.

Additionally, it's very likely River Cracraft and Riley Sorenson will ink undrafted free agent deals by the end of the day, similar to Destiny Vaeao and Ivan McLellan after the 2016 draft.

One question I'm interested in is how Marks will be viewed by the team that drafts him. While he did a phenomal job burning secondaries as the "Z" receivier at WSU, he only stands 6`0 and weighs nearly 180 pounds. I'm sure more than a handful of teams interested in Marks view him as a slot receiver more than an outside wideout.

Coverage of the draft begins at 9 a.m. PST on ESPN and NFL Network.


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