Sep 28, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars safety Deone Bucannon (20) intercepts the pass intended for Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Devon Cajuste (89) during the 1st half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
As we mentioned earlier today, Deone Bucannon has been named to the Walter Camp second team and the Athlon Sports first team All America’s.
WSU Athletics has released a highlight tape of our great safety and it’s a fun video to watch. Let’s have a look.
This video doesn’t highlight all of his big hits and plays (gosh he made 109 tackles so they couldn’t do that), but it does give you a sense of the power that “Buc” possesses. He added 20 lbs to his frame last off-season (boosting him to 215 muscly pounds) and it paid huge dividends.
Basically he became a play-maker with linebacker power and safety speed, which was admittedly one of his focuses coming out of last season, he told us in the Spring. Now he’s positioned himself as a legitimate second day prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft which will be held (as always) next April.
Buc will get at least two more chances to impress NFL scouts on a college field, checking in for the Gildan New Mexico Bowl with his team next Saturday and then suiting up for the Senior Bowl.