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WSU OT Cole Madison taken in 5th round by Green Bay

WSU's Cole Madison was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2017. (AP)

The first Washington State Cougars player taken in the 2018 NFL Draft wasn’t quarterback Luke Falk, but in fact somebody who protected him in Pullman.

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Offensive tackle Cole Madison was selected 138th overall to open the fifth round round Saturday by the Green Bay Packers.

The 6-foot-5, 308-pound Burien native and Kennedy High School alum was a key component in pass protection for Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense. He earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors as a senior in 2017 after starting all 13 games at right tackle. He was honorable mention All-Pac-12 the year before.

Falk was picked 199th overall in the sixth round by Tennessee to join Madison as the two Cougars taken in 2018.

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