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Washington State S Deone Bucannon's visit with the Seahawks, which began on Monday, will run through Tuesday, according to Aaron Wilson.

Bucannon, who has already visited the Colts, Patriots, Vikings and Ravens, has another busy week planned. After Seattle, he'll visit Philadelphia and the Eagles between Tuesday and Wednesday, the New York Jets Wednesday-Thursday, and the New York Giants Thursday-Friday. The 6-foot-1, 211-pounder, a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award last season, is a huge hitter who can also cover.
Apr 21 - 10:50 PM

Washington State S Deone Bucannon has visited the Patriots, Colts and Ravens this week, according to Aaron Wilson.

Bucannon also has the Eagles, Jets and Giants scheduled before the visit deadline. The aggressive safety has drawn plenty of interest as of late. He might lack lateral agility, but Bucannon takes tight lines and closes in a hurry. He could wind up in the second-round.
Apr 18 - 11:21 AM

NFL Media analyst Curtis Conway believes Washington State S Deone Bucannon is "easily" a first-round pick and should be rated similarly to Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Louisville's Calvin Pryor.

"When I watch this guy on film, he's a pro," said Conway. "He's the fastest safety in the draft. He's rated, in my opinion, right there with Clinton-Dix and Pryor because he's just that good." Mike Mayock ranks the 6-foot-1, 211-pounder No. 4 amongst safeties, behind NIU's Jimmie Ward. But Conway has agreement from colleague Charles Davis. "I think Bucannon is much more of a pure safety. He can play strong safety but I think he does a nice job in center field too," Davis said. "He has better range than people give him credit for and we know he can tackle. Plus he plays huge in the big games."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 13 - 7:44 PM

Washington State S Deone Bucannon visited the Bears on Tuesday.

Bucannon played both free and strong safety. He is a bit of a straight line and robotic mover, but he has plenty of closing speed and is an aggressive tackles. In fact, he looks like a missile once clicking and closing, but there is some wasted movement when asked to change direction. The Bears absolutely need safety help.
Source: ESPN
Apr 3 - 10:05 AM

Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench sees a potential fit between the Eagles and Washington State S Deone Bucannon.

The tea leaves aren't difficult to follow on this one, as Philly has a safety need and head coach Chip Kelly is deeply connected in the Pac 12. Philadelphia could look to the draft to find a starter to pair with former Saints' safety Malcolm Jenkins. "Bucannon is a playmaker with above-average range and a heavy hitter with the strength to play in the box," Muench wrote. "He also picked off Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota twice in 2012. He projects as a second-round pick but the Eagles may have to move up to get him."
Mar 23 - 7:26 PM

Washington State sophomore CB DaQuawn Brown was arrested Friday on felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor assault charges.

He was released on Monday. Brown allegedly assaulted a man and woman on March 2 at a dance on campus. If true, Brown has violated Mike Leach's rule against hitting women, cause for immediate dismissal. Brown started four games and logged 50 tackles in 2013.
Mar 12 - 5:45 PM

Washington State S Deone Bucannon has a "similar height-weight-speed ratio to the 49ers' 2013 first-round pick and No. 18 overall, safety Eric Reid out of LSU, but Bucannon's not as fluid," writes Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench.

Bucannon "excels at defending the run" and possesses "the upper body strength and arm length to play in the box in addition to the closing burst to get downhill when he lines up deep," writes Muench. That said, the analyst did see the "occasional missed tackle in space" and "bad angle" taken during a film session, but stresses that "they aren't repetitively glaring issues." Muench sees in Bucannon a "turnover machine" and "heavy hitter" with a good "closing burst." He identifies a fit with the Bengals as an upgrade over 2012 fifth-rounder George Iloka.
Mar 11 - 5:45 PM

Washington State S Deone Bucannon clocked an official 4.49 second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

It was the second fastest time amongst safeties, trailing only FSU's Terrence Brooks (4.42). Bucannon's 19 bench reps finished third most amongst safeties, while he ranked second in the broad jump (125 inches), and third in the vertical leap (36.5 inches) and 3-cone (6.96 seconds). "He's got size, he's got four years of high quality production in a BCS conference and he's coming in here, he did 19 reps at (225 pounds) yesterday and he's coming out here and running real well," said NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock. Bucannon is a thumper who just made himself some money.
Source: CougFan.com
Feb 25 - 7:57 PM

Washington State S Deon Bucannon will have to work on his pass coverage skills at the next level, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Although Bucannon accumulated six interceptions for the Cougs, his work was most impressive in the box. "Like [Louisville's Calvin] Pryor, Bucannon is known as a big hitter," wrote Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel. "On the downside, he didn't cover receivers often in college." Bucannon isn't in the class of Pryor or Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, but he's sure to benefit slightly from the NFL's increased focus on big-hitting safeties as the league races to copycat Seattle's blueprint.
Feb 4 - 5:59 PM

Former Texas A&M WR Sebastian LaRue will transfer to Washington State.

The former four-star recruit appeared in only one game on special teams this past season, his first on campus in College Station. LaRue is hoping to apply for a waiver that would allow him to play immediately, but the Santa Monica native will have a difficult time making the argument that he wanted to transfer closer to home after choosing Pullman, Wash. LaRue is small, but he's electric in the open field.
Jan 20 - 7:57 PM

Bills signed Washington State QB Jeff Tuel.

Tuel (6-3, 218) completed 61.3 percent of his career passes with a 33:25 TD-to-INT ratio, starting 26 games. He missed two games as a senior with a collarbone injury. Tuel has some athleticism (4.60 forty time) and a quick, compact delivery, but his passes lack velocity and his efficiency tanks under pressure. He's a long shot to develop into a viable No. 2 quarterback.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 10:13:00 PM

Bears selected Washington State WR Marquess Wilson with the No. 236 overall pick.

Wilson (6-foot-2 5/8, 194) caught 82 balls for 1,388 yards (16.9 YPR) and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2011 before quitting the Cougars' team in 2012 after alleging "abuse" by coach Mike Leach. Wilson ran 4.51 at the Combine with a scintillating 1.51 ten-yard split, although character concerns are obvious as he lacked concentration and didn't always seem to give full effort before leaving school. A talented headcase, Wilson is a boom-or-bust prospect. Wilson will compete for the No. 4 receiver role.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 06:51:00 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brand reports Washington State QB Jeff Tuel has a two-day visit with the Buffalo Bills on April 8 and 9.

Tuel will also be working out with the New England Patriots a couple of weeks earlier and could be an option for the Bills. The Bills will be looking to add a quarterback through the draft. Their interest in Tuel doesn't necessarily mean that they won't be looking to add one late, however, as many have tied them to Syracuse's Ryan Nassib. Nassib was the starting quarterback under newly hired head coach Doug Marrone.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 06:42:00 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt reports Washington State QB Jeff Tuel and WR Marquess Wilson will work out for the New England Patriots on March 22.

The Patriots may be looking to upgrade both positions in the draft. The Patriots will most certainly be looking for more wide receivers and have shown in the past they're willing to take on character risks, which Wilson has been deemed. Wilson is 6'3", 194 pounds and has met with close more than 20 teams thus far.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 06:40:00 PM

Washington State QB Jeff Tuel will be throwing at two pro days in March.

Tuel will throw at Washington State's March 7 pro day and Eastern Washington's March 6 date. "I’m going to throw at EWU because they have four receivers there including Marquess (Wilson)," Tuel said. "They have a lot of bodies to throw to."
Source: Scout.com
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 01:40:00 PM


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