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Austin Seferian-Jenkins drafted 38th overall by Tampa Bay

Austin Seferian-Jenkins is off the board.

The former Washington tight end was drafted Friday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 38th overall pick in the draft (the sixth pick of the second round).

Seferian-Jenkins is the second tight end to be drafted. Eric Ebron of North Carolina went to the Detroit Lions with the 10th overall pick on Thursday. Read more »


WSU’s Deone Bucannon one of three Pac-12 players drafted in first round

Washington State defensive back Deone Bucannon looks on during the NCAA college football Pac-12 Media Day on Friday, July 26, 2013, in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Washington State defensive back Deone Bucannon looks on during the NCAA college football Pac-12 Media Day on Friday, July 26, 2013, in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Bishop Sankey are likely to hear their names called during today’s second and third rounds of the NFL draft. Rob Rang, for example, predicts each will be selected within the first 11 picks today. But in terms of local players, Thursday’s first round was all about Washington State safety Deone Bucannon, who was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals with the 27th overall pick.

Bucannon, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr and Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks were the only Pac-12 players selected in the first round.

If you want to join a virtual hangout with Seferian-Jenkins during today’s draft, you can do so through Google. Read more »


Midnight links: Keith Price will throw about 60 passes at Pro Day, he writes

In what has been a pretty cool feature leading up to the NFL draft, former Washington quarterback Keith Price has been writing a regular diary for USA Today. His latest installment discusses his childhood, his hometown of Compton, Calif., and lays out his plans for Pro Day, which will be held at UW on Wednesday.

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins will enter NFL draft

FROM SAN FRANCISCO — After he finally emerged from Washington’s locker room following the Huskies’ 31-16 victory over BYU here in the Fight Hunger Bowl, Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins said he plans to enter the NFL draft.

This comes as no surprise, as Seferian-Jenkins, a junior, said he received a second-round grade from the NFL college advisory committee, and is thought to be one of the top tight end prospects eligible for the draft this season.

Seferian-Jenkins said he’s excited about “the idea that I can provide for my mother and I can play in the highest level in the world for football, and I can compete against the best guys.”

Taking care of his mother is the most important part, he said. Read more »


Austin Seferian-Jenkins wins Mackey Award

Despite a decrease in catches and receiving yards this season, Washington junior Austin Seferian-Jenkins has won the Mackey Award for the nation’s top tight end.

Seferian-Jenkins caught 33 passes this season for 413 yards and seven touchdowns. Former UW coach Steve Sarkisian fielded questions all season about Seferian-Jenkins’ apparent dip in productivity — he caught 69 passes for 850 yards last season — by pointing out the tight end’s blocking responsibilities in UW’s offense, which helped Bishop Sankey rush for 1,775 yards in 12 games.

He is the first UW player to win the Mackey after being chosen as a finalist last season.

Seferian-Jenkins is UW’s career leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns by a tight end. He’s submitted paperwork to the NFL draft evaluation committee, though remains undecided about returning for his senior season.

Here’s more from the official release from the school: Read more »


Austin Seferian-Jenkins submits paperwork to NFL Draft evaluation committee

This shouldn’t surprise anyone, but Washington announced today that junior tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has submitted paperwork to the NFL Draft evaluation committee.

This is a common practice for draft-eligible players with college eligibility remaining. The objective is simply for the player to receive an evaluation of which rounds he might be drafted, so he can use that information to make his decision to return to school or enter the draft.

Seferian-Jenkins caught 33 passes for 413 yards and seven touchdowns this season. He is a finalist for the Mackey Award, given annually to the nation’s best tight end. He

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