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River Cracraft making friends with former Leach receivers

The former Cougar wide receiver says that he's "almost all the way back" on an interview with 710 ESPN Seattle.

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While injuries limited parts of River Cracraft's junior and senior seasons, the former WSU receiver joined the list of prolific wideouts to don the Crimson and Gray.

From his first game as a true freshman back in 2013 to his final game against Cal before suffering a season-ending ACL tear, Cracraft caught 218 passes good for 2,701 yards and 20 touchdowns. Losing Cracraft for the final three games of the 2016 season limited the Cougars' inside receiving game and the team finished 0-3.

However, accoding to River himself, the Santa Margarita native is "almost all the way back" as he joined the Danny, Dave, and Moore show on ESPN 710 Seattle Friday afternoon.

Friend of the blog and Spokesman-Review WSU beat reporter Jacob Thorpe broke down Cracraft's interview and if you happened to miss it, you can read about it right here.

Although he'll likely sign with a team as an undrafted free agent, being picked in the seventh round isn't out of question. Cracraft has been training with several NFL players during his road to recovery, including Super Bowl quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Matt Ryan.

Even Mike Leach has helped River get set-up with his former Texas Tech receiving stars Danny Amendola and Michael Crabtree. Cracraft has also trained with former Kent State QB and current New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman.

It's good to see the progress Cracraft has been making not even five full months after tearing his ACL. Here's hoping we hear his name get called during the NFL Draft.


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