Where UW Huskies, WSU Cougars landed in 2022 NFL Draft
A total of four UW Huskies and two WSU Cougars were selected in the 2022 NFL Draft, and the picks were across all three days of the annual seven-round event in Las Vegas.
Seahawks Draft Breakdown: Close look at all nine picks
The Huskies had two cornerbacks added to their legacy of high-round defensive backs in the draft (Trent McDuffie and Kyler Gordon), while the biggest story may be the Seahawks keeping Everett native Abraham Lucas, an offensive tackle from Wazzu, in the state.
Here’s a quick look at where the local college players landed in the draft.
Note: Hometowns of players who grew up in Washington state listed in parentheses.
• No. 21 overall, Kansas City: Trent McDuffie, CB, UW Huskies
Trent McDuffie is a truly inspirational player. Get to know the Washington DB. 🙏@trent_mcduffie | @UW_Football
📺: 2022 #NFLDraft — April 28-30 on NFLN/ESPN/ABC pic.twitter.com/D2gFGy4OoJ
— NFL (@NFL) April 22, 2022
• No. 39 overall, Chicago: Kyler Gordon, CB, UW Huskies (Mukilteo)
.@kyler_gordon is a PLAYMAKER. 😤 pic.twitter.com/edpsk4xPUr
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) April 30, 2022
• No. 72 overall, Seattle: Abraham Lucas, OT, WSU Cougars (Everett)
Our new offensive lineman Abraham Lucas checks in with a message for the @12s! 📢 pic.twitter.com/brlgiC9H8A
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) April 30, 2022
• No. 106 overall, Tampa Bay: Cade Otton, TE, UW Huskies (Tumwater)
Dreams are about to become reality for Cade Otton.
Which lucky @NFL team will draft the @UW_Football TE?#NFLDraft | @76 pic.twitter.com/BnKDAvQivE
— Pac-12 Conference (@pac12) April 28, 2022
• No. 171 overall, Denver: Luke Wattenberg, C, UW
LUKE to the LEAGUE 🔥@LukeWattenberg
📺 @nflnetwork #ProDawgs pic.twitter.com/QCUv28y2P8
— Washington Football (@UW_Football) April 30, 2022
• No. 243 overall, Kansas City: Jaylen Watson, CB, WSU Cougars
"A steal for any NFL team that takes him…" 💎#GoCougs | @JaylenWatson12 pic.twitter.com/fGjUmKxjWR
— Washington State Football (@WSUCougarFB) April 16, 2022