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May
1st

Morning links: A big first day of the NFL draft for the Huskies

University of Washington defensive lineman Danny Shelton, left, bear hugs NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as the Auburn High grad celebrates being selected No. 12 overall by the Cleveland Browns with in the NFL draft Thursday. CHARLES REX ARBOGAST — The Associated Press
University of Washington defensive lineman Danny Shelton, left, bear hugs NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as the Auburn High grad celebrates being selected No. 12 overall by the Cleveland Browns with in the NFL draft Thursday. CHARLES REX ARBOGAST — The Associated Press

It was a big day for UW football on Thursday, with three UW players chosen in the first round of the NFL draft for the first time in school history. It’s possible the Huskies could have a fourth player, Hau’oli Kikaha, drafted in today’s second or third rounds. If not, Kikaha will certainly be picked on day three, which would give the Huskies four players chosen in a single draft for the first time since 2004 (Reggie Williams, Terry Johnson, Marquis Cooper, Cody Pickett).

Let’s get to some links. Read more »

April
30th

For first time in school history, 3 Huskies picked in first round of NFL draft

Dressed in a traditional Samoan outfit, Danny Shelton – a 6-foot-2, 339-pound nose tackle – stepped on the stage, scooped the NFL commissioner up in his arms and lifted him about a foot off the ground.

Shelton, who was selected No. 12 overall by the Cleveland Browns on Thursday during the first round of the NFL draft in Chicago, could not contain his excitement, and Roger Goodell served as a comical outlet.

“It was a little bit planned,” Shelton told Cleveland reporters during a conference call, “but it was just an exciting time, so I had to do it.”

But Shelton’s celebration was only the beginning of what turned out to be a historic first round for the Washington Huskies.

Six picks later, the Kansas City Chiefs grabbed former Huskies cornerback Marcus Peters with the No. 18 overall selection, giving UW a pair of first-round picks for the first time since 1995.

And seven picks after that, at No. 25 overall, the Carolina Panthers picked Shaq Thompson, an All-American who played linebacker, safety and tailback for the Huskies as a junior in 2014.

It’s the first time in school history that three Huskies were picked in the first round. It had been 20 years since the last time UW had two players picked on the first day, when tailback Napoleon Kaufman (No. 17) and tight end Mark Bruener (No. 27) each went in the first round in 1995. Read more »

April
30th

Danny Shelton picked No. 12 overall by Cleveland Browns

Danny Shelton, the Washington Huskies All-America nose tackle, was selected No. 12 overall on Thursday by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the NFL draft.

Shelton becomes the highest-selected UW defensive lineman since Steve Emtman, who was picked No. 1 overall by the Indianapolis Colts in 1992. Read more »

April
30th

Morning links: Where will Danny Shelton, Marcus Peters go in NFL draft?

By now, most NFL draft projections include two Washington Huskies players as possible first-round picks — nose tackle Danny Shelton, and cornerback Marcus Peters. Shelton, who is attending the draft in Chicago, is projected as a potential top-15 pick. Peters is mostly projected to go later. Let’s check out a few mock drafts before the draft gets started tonight at 5 p.m.

— First, a link to our story today about Sam Timmins, the UW basketball recruit from New Zealand who signed with the Huskies.

— As our Gregg Bell wrote last week, the Huskies hope to have two first-round draft picks for the first time since 1995, when Napoleon Kaufman and Mark Bruener both went in the first round. Read more »

April
14th

Chris Petersen talks Danny Shelton, Marcus Peters, Shaq Thompson and Marcus Mariota on NFL Network

Huskies coach Chris Petersen was a guest on NFL Network’s “Path to the Draft” program earlier today, and offered some thoughts on the Huskies’ NFL prospects, as well as a few thoughts on Boise State running back Jay Ajayi and Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.

You can watch the videos — broken into two segments — here. And here’s a transcript of Petersen’s comments.

(On Danny Shelton and whether he can be a three-down player in the NFL) “I think Danny can do whatever he sets his mind to. That’s the one thing that he’s proved to us. I think halfway through the season, if not the sack leader, he was one of the sack leaders in the country, as a 340-pound nose guard. We had him in there to plug up the middle, make run-stopping tackles, and he was sacking the quarterback as much as anybody. So Danny’s a very, very unique, talented guy.” Read more »

Feb.
12th

Chris Petersen talks recruiting, Marcus Peters and plenty more during interview with 1090 AM

Huskies coach Chris Petersen was a guest on 1090 AM with Steve Sandmeyer, Jason Churchill and Bill Swartz earlier this evening, and you can read the transcript of that wide-ranging interview below. Petersen touched on modern-day recruiting, Marcus Peters and his recent interview with USA Today, UW’s quarterback competition and several other topics during the roughly 18-minute segment.

(Catching your breath after signing day?) “We’re catching our breath. But you know, the cycle never stops, and so we’ve been grinding hard on the recruiting front for next year. But we’ve been going on that one for a while, anyway. Even though we were signing this class, we’ve already been working on the next one for a while. So we’re doing that. Some of our coaches got some time off. And then next week we get back in and really, it’s a good time of year that I really like because we do so much study on football, and so that’s what we do, just try to make ourselves better.” Read more »