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Mock drafting the Cougs in 2019

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The Super Bowl matchup is set, but no Cougs will be playing in the game, so who really cares?

Instead, we can focus on the next Cougar-related NFL event, the NFL Draft. There was a time not that long ago where it was dicey whether any Cougars would be involved in that either. But, WSU has had at least one player drafted every year since 2013.

That figures to be the case again this year and if one of the, all too early, mock drafts is correct, Andre Dillard will be the first Coug off the board. Dillard seems like a safe bet to be the first Coug chosen, and could be the highest WSU player drafted since Deone Bucannon was a first-round pick in 2014.

DraftWire.com recently released a three-round mock draft which has Dillard being picked with the No. 40 overall pick early in the second round. Dillard is the only Coug DraftWire has going in the first three rounds.

How credible is that? At this stage, probably not very. The same mock draft has Iowa State’s Hakeem Butler going in the third round. Based on the Alamo Bowl, that seems like a steal.

As the NFL season winds down and draft season picks up, we’ll start to see more in depth mock drafts flow, including some seven round versions. We’ll keep up with the Cougs throughout the process.

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Women’s Basketball:

Cougars fall at No. 6/7 Stanford - KXLY
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WSU loss is Tara VanDerveer’s 900th win at Stanford in 33 seasons | The Spokesman-Review
Sure, Stanford celebrated Alanna Smith’s brilliance on the court Sunday in an 85-64 victory by the sixth-ranked Cardinal against Washington State that helped Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer reach her 900th win in 33 seasons at the school, yet the Cardinal also cheered and supported survivors of human trafficking after Smith organized an awareness day on the issue.

Tennis:

Cougars improve to 5-0 – The Daily Evergreen
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