Cardinals grab WSU safety Deone Bucannon in first round

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by KREM 2 Sports

KREM.com

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Updated Thursday, May 8 at 11:47 PM

NEW YORK -- For the first time since 2003, a Cougar got his name called in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Arizona used the 27th overall pick on Washington State safety Deone Bucannon.

"Whatever the coaches ask of me, whatever my role is, whatever they need me to do that's what I'm gonna do," Bucannon said.

The Fairfield, CA native was an Associated Press first team All-American as a senior in 2013. His 114 tackles were tops in the Pac-12, and 78 solo tackles 11th in the country. Bucannon became the first Cougar to have back-to-back 100-tackle seasons since 1999.

The hard-hitting safety was also a playmaker for Mike Breske's defense. His six interceptions tied for the conference lead. Bucannon also forced three fumbles and recovered two.

Arizona originally had the 20th pick in the first round, before swapping picks with New Orleans.

Marcus Trufant was the last Coug to go in the first round, when the Seahawks drafted him 11th in 2003.

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