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Where will the Cougars go in the NFL Draft?

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


Connor Halliday

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

MTD - No. 9



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