Washington State’s Deone Bucannon is off the board as of the 27th pick of the 1st round in the 2014 NFL Draft, as the Arizona Cardinals took the safety. “Buc” is the first Cougar since Marcus Trufant in 2003 to be taken in the first round. Twitter lit up immediately around the WSU community and the Cardinals and NFL pundits seem to like the pick too. Let’s begin with Bucannon’s former coach!
Congrats @deonebucannon20!!! You’re a great player and I feel fortunate to have been able to work with you.
— Mike Leach (@Coach_Leach) May 9, 2014
NFL Network Mike Mayock on Deone Bucannon “He’s an impact safety with size. He’s bigger and faster than Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Calvin Pryor.”
— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) May 9, 2014
Nothing better than watching a hard working young man reach his dream. Congrats Deone Bucannon!!! #GoCougs
— Curtis Allen (@CAllenWSU) May 9, 2014
— Rich Kurtzman (@RichKurtzman) May 9, 2014
Cardinals just took the bigger hitter in the draft. Deone Bucannon will be a staple on Sunday highlight shows. He and Mathieu will be fun
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) May 9, 2014
— Cindy Brunson (@CindyBrunsonAZ) May 9, 2014
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 9, 2014
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) May 9, 2014
Congratulations to Deone and his family! GO COUGS!