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Gardner Minshew and James Williams await their NFL Draft fate

Will the two Cougs be picked today?

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Good morning Coug fans. As you probably know by now, rounds two and three of the NFL Draft are finished, and nobody got on stage and said the words “Washington State.” That means Gardner Minshew II and James Williams—as expected—have to stick it out for one more day before hearing their NFL fate.

After Andre Dillard went in the first round (more on that below), Minshew and Williams are the only other Cougs with a shot at being drafted. Some other Cougs might get a free agent opportunity, but we won’t know that until after the draft when the bidding takes place.

As for Minshew and Williams, it’s anyone’s guess as to when they might hear their name today—if at all (oh no!). I’ll let CougFan explain where each player stands in the various mock drafts and player rankings.

Anyway, here’s to hoping both hear their names today, and guys like Peyton Pelluer and Logan Tago get a free agent opportunity somewhere.

Andre Dillard

Lots of news about Dillard, both locally and in eastern Pennsylvania. But first, this:

Man that’s great.

Andre Dillard taken 22nd by Philadelphia, becoming first Washington State OL to go in first round of NFL Draft | The Spokesman-Review
In a spiffy maroon suit, with a Washington State lapel pin fastened to the left side of his chest, Andre Dillard walked up to the stage in Nashville, cordially greeted Commissioner Roger Goodell with a handshake, slipped the Philadelphia Eagles hat over his head and posed with the midnight green jersey he’ll be wearing this fall.

Grading the Eagles' selection of Andre Dillard | PhillyVoice
In the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Andre Dillard. Now that some time has passed and we've all had a chance to digest the pick, here are some thoughts on the Eagles' future at left tackle.

Newest Eagle Andre Dillard looking forward to learning from Jason Peters | NBC Sports Philadelphia
John Clark caught up with Andre Dillard after the Eagles selected the tackle out of Washington State by trading up three spots in the first round.

Eagles get 'best pass blocker in the draft' in Andre Dillard | NBC Sports Philadelphia
Barrett Brooks breaks down the Eagles' first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, OL Andre Dillard out of Washington State.

Andre Dillard: Looking back at the college career of the Eagles’ first round pick - Bleeding Green Nation
The Eagles got an elite pass blocker in the making.

NFL Draft Grades 2019: Eagles earn positive reviews for selecting Andre Dillard - Bleeding Green Nation
What they’re saying about Philly Dilly.


2019 NFL Draft picks: High school recruiting star rankings for first-round selections -
Eighteen of the 32 first round picks were four- or five-star prospects as recruits.

Sean Clifford, Garrett Wilson top college football spring risers |
Mike Leach is in search of a new quarterback after losing Gardner Minshew, and he was facing a muddled field going into spring ball.



Cougar Fall To No. 2 Oregon State in Series-Opener - Washington State University Athletics
The series continues Saturday at 1:35 p.m.