A huge reason the Huskies went 12-2 and made it to the College Football Playoff: talent.
Exhibit No. 1: Five Dawgs were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, the most since 2001 (the last time we went to the Rose Bowl).
• Wide receiver John Ross III—he of the blazing speed and sure hands—was taken No. 9 in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals.
• Three defensive backs went in the second round: cornerback Kevin King (33rd to Green Bay), safety Budda Baker (36th to Arizona) and cornerback Sidney Jones (43rd to Philadelphia).
• Defensive lineman Elijah Qualls rounded out the Husky selections, as he was tabbed 214th overall by Philadelphia.
We’ll be watching you on Sunday. Woof.