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April 30, 2011 at 9:44 PM

UW draft recap

The NFL Draft has ended and just two Huskies were selected — Jake Locker in the first round by Tennessee on Thursday and Mason Foster by Tampa Bay in the third round Friday.

Safety Nate Williams and linebacker Victor Aiyewa had hopes of being taken, but will now have to wait to sign as free agents. Usually, that could happen immediately. But this year, with the NFL’s labor unrest, teams cannot now sign undrafted free agents, and players such as Williams and Aiyewa will have to be patient until that is settled.

Here is the final list of draftees by school in the Pac-10:

USC 9,
Cal 4,
Stanford 4,
Oregon State 3,
UCLA 3,
Arizona 3,
Washington 2,
Oregon 1,
Washington State 1,
Arizona State 1.

(And of new Pac-12 members, Colorado had 4 and Utah 2).

Most eye-catching there on the high side is USC, which has had 16 players taken the last two years but not a lot to show for it on the field.

Notable on the low end is Oregon and ASU, indicating in part the youth of two teams that many will predict to meet in the Pac-12 title game in 2011.

The Pac-10 ranked third among all conference in total draftees behind the SEC (38) and the ACC (35). Of other BCS conferences, the Big 12 had 30, the Big Ten 29 and the Big East 21.

And as SBNation.com broke down, the Pac-10 was second in picks per school at 3.0, behind the SEC’s 3.8.

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