WSU player Marquess Wilson drafted by Chicago Bears

WSU player Marquess Wilson drafted by Chicago Bears
PULLMAN, WA - The 2013 NFL Draft only saw one player from the Palouse get his name called.

However another player was picked up Monday while some others hope to do the same. Here are the two that may see some NFL playing time in the coming season.

The Washington State Cougars had the only player to actually be drafted, and that honor goes to receiver Marquess Wilson who was drafted in the seventh round by the Chicago Bears. As many remember, Wilson quit the Cougs football team after the ninth game because of alleged mental and physical abuse by Coach Mike Leach and his staff. The Bears think despite his youth and maturity level, a solid locker room will be great for him.

As for the other player, quarter-back Jeff Tuel wasn't drafted, but was given a one-year free agent contract to play with the Buffalo Bills, as was announced Monday. Tuel capped his WSU career with a 350-yard performance in the Apple Cup victory over Washington. Watch out for these Cougs in the NFL in the near future.