Apr 28, 2016
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Washington Huskies linebacker Travis Feeney, a Richmond native, told the Seattle Times that the build up to the NFL draft has been “crazy, stressful and fun.”

Here’s the good news: “Feeney impressed enough at the NFL combine showcase in February that he will almost certainly hear his named called at some point during the draft,” the Times reports.

Projections are varied on when he will be selected, “anywhere from the second to the seventh round,” the newspaper said.

Feeney says he doesn’t care to hear the projections. He just wants to get picked and get on with it.

“At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter where you’re drafted; it just matters that you get on the team and show what you got,” Feeney said. “I don’t talk that much … but whoever passes on me they’re going to regret it. Whoever gets me, they’re getting a gem.”

The first round of the NFL draft is Thursday, second and third rounds Friday and final four rounds Saturday. He plans to watch the draft at home with his family, the Times reported.

Feeney led the UW with 17.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks, ranking him third in the Pac-12 in both, according to his school. He was also tied for the Pac-12 lead with three forced fumbles. This past season, he was twice named the Pac-12’s Defensive Player of the Week. His 40-yard dash time of 4.5-second was second-fastest among linebackers at the NFL combine.

This story has been updated to reflect current statistics released by the University of Washington. Our initial report included incomplete stats.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.