Roundup: Blessing in disguise for Brett Hundley
The 2015 NFL Draft wrapped up with 39 Pac-12 players being selected, third most of any conference. The Pac-12 had the most selections of any league through three rounds with 25.
Even though he went in the fifth round (much later than expected), former UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley said it’s a blessing to go to Green Bay. The Packers selected him with the 147th overall pick.
Doug Haller reports that it was a strong NFL Draft for Arizona State with four Sun Devils being selected in the first four rounds. It’s the first time that has happened since five Forks went in the first four rounds in 2000.
What’s this – ANOTHER Stanford guy in Indianapolis? Yup; David Parry was drafted by the Colts in the fifth round to make it six Farm Boys in "Nap-Town" – Andrew Luck, Coby Fleener, Griff Whalen and Henry Anderson (drafted in the third round by the Colts this year) being the other players. Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton also served in the same role for Stanford from 2011-2012.
Not on many mock draft boards, D.J. Alexander enjoyed his NFL Draft surprise with the Kansas City Chiefs taking him 172nd overall in the fifth round.
No Arizona football players were drafted, but Mickey Baucus (Dolphins), Fabbians Ebbele (Packers), Austin Hill (Seattle), and Dan Pettinato (Texans) all signed free agent rookie contracts, while Steven Gurrola is headed to Cleveland for a rookie minicamp tryout.
Undrafted, former Utah wide receiver Dres Anderson signed a free agent rookie deal with San Francisco, while Brian Blechen landed with the Panthers, Westlee Tonga to the Chiefs, Jacoby Hale to the Raiders and Greg Reese to Seahawks minicamp.
In other undrafted free agent news, Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday signed with Washington. Nice new page layout for The Spokesman-Review, by the way.
Kudos to USC sand volleyball for winning the AVCA national championship by defeating Long Beach State 3-0 Saturday in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The Trojans were a perfect 28-0 in 2015. It is the 123rd all-time team national championship for USC Athletics.
The Ducks held their spring game Saturday, and Jeff Lockie made his case to be the starting quarterback, writes Andrew Greif. The Oregonian reporter notes that Lockie went 9-for-9 passing with 223 yards and three touchdowns.
Cal rugby lost to BYU 30-27 in the national championship contest Saturday in Salt Lake City.
ESPN reports that Nigel Williams-Goss is transferring to Gonzaga. The former Husky point guard will have to sit out the 2015-16 season and chose the Zags over UNLV, Providence and Ohio State, according to Jeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello.
Take a look at the new Colorado football uniforms. Well done, Nike. Those gray helmets are legit.