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Seattle Seahawks draft Abe Lucas in the third round

Jaylen Watson and Max Borghi wait to hear their names, too.

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Abraham Lucas, the stout, four-year offensive tackle at Washington State, gets to live out his NFL dream close to home. The Seattle Seahawks selected Lucas with the 72nd pick of the draft yesterday. The Everett native, who had some first round attributes, will get a chance to play in the NFL about 26 miles from where he played his high school football.

Lucas was the eighth offensive tackle to be drafted and is Seattle’s second Mike Leach-coached offensive tackle taken in the draft. He’s the fist Coug drafted by the Seahawks since Marcus Trufant went in the first round in 2003.

Lucas was the Coug expected to be drafted on day one or two, and two other Cougs are still on the board. Jaylen Watson, who some pegged as a third round pick, should hear his name today. Max Borghi is kind of a wild card. It’s possible he goes in a later round, and it’s possible he is among the post-draft free agents. We’ll know by the end of today.

It’s Transfer Portal Season

The sun is here, higher temps are on the horizon, the grass is fertilized, and flowers are blooming, and college athletes are entering the transfer portal—all telltale sings of spring. The eyebrow raiser this week was WSU guard Tyrell Roberts putting his hame in the portal.

And since spring football has ended some football players, including backup quarterback and near-Sun Bowl hero Victor Gabalis, have announced their intentions to transfer elsewhere.

Panic, don’t panic, whatever. Best of luck to all who shall transfer. Just don’t got o UW.

Washington State guard Tyrell Roberts enters NCAA transfer portal | The Spokesman-Review
Tyrell Roberts, a sharpshooting guard who finished his first season at Washington State as the team’s No. 2 scorer, has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal.

Backup Washington State quarterback Victor Gabalis enters transfer portal | The Spokesman-Review
PULLMAN – Victor Gabalis had been competing for Washington State’s backup quarterback role during spring camp, but now he’s looking for a new home.

Baseball drops series opener

McMillan Impresses, WSU Drops Pitcher’s Duel to USC - Washington State University Athletics
The series continues Saturday at 6:05 p.m.

Links

2022 NFL Draft: Seahawks select OT Abe Lucas at pick 72 - Field Gulls
The 2022 NFL Draft is in the heart of Day 2, and the Seattle Seahawks appear well on their way to improving the roster. In spite of starting the offseason holding a limited amount of draft capital,...

WSU offensive lineman Abe Lucas drafted by the Seattle Seahawks | krem.com
Lucas' stock had skyrocketed over the last few weeks with teams.

Seahawks take WSU right tackle Abraham Lucas with the No. 72 pick in the 2022 NFL draft | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks took their second offensive tackle in as many days when they selected WSU right tackle Abraham Lucas, a native of Everett.

Abraham Lucas Drafted in Third Round by Seahawks - Washington State University Athletics
Pick No. 72 is No. 72 Abraham Lucas.

'I'm speechless': Washington State offensive tackle, Everett product Abraham Lucas selected in NFL Draft's third round by hometown Seattle Seahawks | The Spokesman-Review
In western Washington, Abraham Lucas became a college football prospect.