Top 10 Cougs: Nos. 5 and 6

ONE IS A SENIOR, the other just a sophomore, but both figure to have a large say in how high Washington State will fly in 2016. Today, we reveal Nos. 5 and 6 on’s list of the top 10 Cougs headed into the summer of 2016.

6. River Cracraft
Slot man Cracraft (6-0, 203) has developed a reputation in his time at WSU for making catches in the clutch, whether that’s moving the chains on third down or in crunch time in the fourth quarter. He’s already eighth in program history with 165 receptions, despite missing six games the past two season to injury, and is on pace to finish his career No. 2 on the all-time WSU list.


5. Hercules Mata'afa
Mata’afa’s blend of strength and speed at 6-2, 245 pounds lands him high on the list despite the fact the third-year sophomore has yet to start a game for Washington State (something that figures to change Sept. 3). As a rotation player and a redshirt freshman in '15, he still tied for the team lead in sacks (7) and posted 11 tackles for loss among his 32 stops.


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