WR Gabe Marks (USA Today)

NFL draft projection: Washington State's Gabe Marks goes early

The 2016 NFL DRAFT is in the books -- but what about next year’s draft? CBS Sports is out with its 2017 rankings and they project Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks going early.

CBS ranks Marks as the No. 6 receiver in next year’s draft. 

This year, the sixth WR pick went in the second round. If Marks were to be picked in the second round, it would be the earliest a WSU wideout has been selected (Jason Hill and Devard Darling were both taken in the third round).

CBS pegs River Cracraft as the No. 39 wide receiver prospect in the 2017 draft.

Cougar quarterback Luke Falk is the No. 2 QB prospect on the list – but for the 2018 draft and in assuming he doesn’t come out a year early.  The second quarterback taken this past draft went in the first round with the No. 2 pick. 

CBS also ranks Shalom Luani as the No. 16 strong safety prospect. A total of 19 safeties were selected this year in the draft.

Other Cougs on CBS' list: Riley Sorenson as the No. 26 center prospect, Eduardo Middleton as the No. 76 guard and Treshon Broughton as the No. 86 cornerback.

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