The first round of the NFL Draft has concluded, and while there was an outside shot that a Husky might be taken (Alameda Ta’amu, specifically), none were.
So that means for another year, at least, the number of UW first-round picks will remain at 19, a number it grew to last year after Jake Locker was taken by the Titans.
Here’s the list:
1941 — Rudy Mucha, center, (Cleveland Rams), 4th overall.
1941 — Dean McAdams, back, (Brooklyn Dodgers), 8th overall.
1952 — Hugh McElhenny, back, (San Francisco 49ers), 9th overall.
1967 — Dave Williams, flanker, (St. Louis Cardinals), 16th overall.
1978 — Blair Bush, center, (Cincinnati Bengals), 16th overall.
1980 — Doug Martin, defensive tackle, (Minnesota Vikings), 9th overall.
1981 — Curt Marsh, offensive tackle, (Oakland Raiders), 23rd overall.
1985 — Ron Holmes, defensive end, (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), 8th overall.
1986 — Joe Kelly, linebacker, (Cincinnati Bengals), 11th overall.
1987 — Reggie Rogers, defensive tackle, (Detroit Lions), 7th overall.
1990 — Bern Brostek, center, (Los Angeles Rams), 23rd overall.
1992 — Steve Emtman, defensive tackle, (Indianapolis Colts) 1st overall.
1992 — Dana Hall, cornerback, (San Francisco 49ers), 18th overall.
1993 — Lincoln Kennedy, offensive tackle, (Atlanta Falcons), 9th overall.
1995 — Napoleon Kaufman, running back, (Oakland Raiders), 18th overall.
1995 — Mark Bruener, tight end, (Pittsburgh Steelers), 27th overall.
2002 — Jerramy Stevens, tight end, (Seattle Seahawks), 28th overall.
2004 — Reggie Williams, wide receiver, (Jacksonville Jaguars), 9th overall.
2011 — Jake Locker, quarterback, (Tennessee Titans), 8th overall.
Also, one of the stories of the night was Boise State having two players taken in the first round — The Idaho Statesman has an interesting story on how that class was put together. And worth noting that new UW defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox was on the staff then, though he’s not mentioned in the story.
And for those wondering where the best football talent comes from, TexasHSFootball.com has an interactive map of where the first-round picks are from that paints the picture pretty clearly.