The first Oklahoma State football player has come off the board as the 2018 NFL Draft rolls on. Receiver James Washington was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the second round, as the 60th overall pick.
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In 2017 Washington finished among the nation’s leaders in receiving yards (1,549), averaging 20.9 yards on his 74 reception (tops nationally among wideouts with 50 or more receptions) and scored 13 times. He was named as an All-American by multiple outlets.
Washington has great initial quickness which allows him to escape press coverage. He’s a legitimate vertical threat who averaged over 20 yards per reception the last three years. He also has a great ability to track the ball in the air and run under it. Finally, he can both be physical with or run away from defenders when the ball is in his hands.
Pittsburgh will hope that Washington can fill the void left by Martavis Bryant who they unloaded to the Raiders in a draft day trade.