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Thursday Dots: Draft Day

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Who’s your pick for the first Husky taken?

2018 NFL Draft Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Happy Draft Thursday Husky fans!

Let’s get into the Dots.

Football Dots:

  • Incase you didn’t see any of the interweb hoopla, today’s the NFL draft. For those who aren’t draftniks, it shouldn’t be a surprise if we see one or two Huskies become Pro Dawgs tonight with Levi Onwuzurike and Elijah Molden headlining our NFL draft class. ICYMI, check out our Draft Profiles Series:
  • As exhaustive as our profiles are, there are a few other writers out there who do a half-decent job covering our Husky draft prospects (*sarcasm obviously)
  • McGinn of The Athletic in particular did a little stirring of the Twitter pot heading into Draft Day
  • Not to get drowned out by the draft circus, we are heading down the stretch for Spring Practices this week, and it sounds like a number of players are going to push to keep competitions open through Fall Camp.
  • Finally, we have only a matter of days until the Spring Game. It should be an energetic crowd rain or shine, and a legitimate game format will be a nice dose of football in the Spring doldrums.Hopefully I’ll see some of you there.
  • On the recruiting front, it looks like we’ve got some visits tee’d up, and I’m sure recruits are eager to see campus. Tafiti is a guy I’m excited about no matter where he ends up. Hopefully my guy Tim Horn can convince his former teammate to take a long look at UW.
  • Also, another tantilizing in-state target seems close to whittling down his offer sheet
  • Also, something else that might interest those of you interested in local HS football and UW recruiting, a buddy of mine pointed some of the growing connections between HI and WA HS football due to transfers this season. One of the local HI sites had a good article about 5 HI kids making an impact for Sammamish HS, who’s HC has ties to both Kahuku HS (HI) and recent UW offer Tausili Akana. A couple of the sophomores, Liona Lefau and Leonard Ah You (Miki’s brother), should be on our radar in the future. It’s good reading and a prime example of how small a world it is once you trace back the Hawaii connection.

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