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The draft has arrived, we run through the latest projections for WSU players.

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The 2015 NFL Draft will commence on Thursday with the first 32 picks coming off the board. Unlike last year when Deone Bucannon was selected in the first round, it's unlikely any Cougar comes off on Day 1 this year. Xavier Cooper will likely have to wait until Day 2 of the draft to hear his name called while Connor Halliday and Vince Mayle are projected as Day 3 picks.

Mock drafts and draft rankings are fairly fluid throughout the process, but most draft pundits finalized their projections on Wednesday. Fox Sports published a new seven-round mock draft on Wednesday and it included both Cooper and Mayle. Cooper was projected as an early third-round pick, coming off the board at No. 71 to the Chicago Bears. Mayle is mocked to the Atlanta Falcons with the No. 185 pick in the sixth round. Halliday wasn't among the players selected, and recently said in an interview with WSU he's been told he could go anywhere from the fourth round to undrafted.

Here is how WSU's three draft hopefuls fared in the latest round of position rankings from CBS Sports and Mocking the Draft.

Xavier Cooper

CBS - No. 9 DT, projected 2nd-3rd round

MTD - No. 10 DT

Vince Mayle

CBS - No. 23, projected 4th-5th round

MTD - NR

Connor Halliday

CBS - No. 8, projected 6th-7th round

MTD - No. 9

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Football:

Mitch Peterson Named To Hampshire Honor Society - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Former Washington State linebacker Mitch Peterson was named to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame 2015 Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF announced Wednesday.

Conks announce new football coach - Covington-Maple Valley Reporter
The Kentwood Conquerors football team will have a new leader come fall. It was announced Monday that Kent-Meridian and Washington State University graduate Mike Bush will head the Conks.

Basketball:

WSU Men's Basketball in Review - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
COUGARS NOTCH MOST CONFERENCE WINS IN THREE YEARS IN ERNIE KENT’S FIRST SEASON: Led by first-year head coach Ernie Kent, Washington State men’s basketball had its best season since 2011-12, compiling a 13-18 overall record and 7-11 league mark, tying for eighth in the Pac-12.

Golf:

Bayley Notches Top Freshman Finish in WSU History - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Freshman Derek Bayley led the Washington State men’s golf team, finishing tied for 15th at the 2015 Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championships, Wednesday.