The NFL Draft begins with the first round tonight at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
Desmond Trufant is hoping — if not widely expected — to become the 20th UW alum taken in the first round (list is below).
There are about a million mock drafts out there, and most have Trufant going somewhere from about No. 20 on down (here’s the mock draft of the Associated Press, to list one, that has him going 30th to Atlanta). And recall that the Seahawks do not have a first-round pick (barring a trade, of course) so it appears unlikely Desmond could sort of take over for Marcus Trufant with the local 11.
As noted, here’s the list of UW players taken in the first round of the NFL Draft:
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.