Where did they go? Duck, Beaver NFL destinations

Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the New Orleans Saints as the 20th pick the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the New Orleans Saints as the 20th pick the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NEW YORK (KOIN 6) — Just how hard is it to make it to the NFL? Only 2% of college players play at the next level, according to the NCAA. A high school star’s chances? Practically infinitesimal.

But the NFL Draft is about beating those odds, bringing dreams into focus for 255 young men. Among them were a handful of fortunate Oregon and Oregon State players, about to impart on new journeys across the NFL landscape.

Here’s a list of homegrown players who’ve found NFL teams:

Brandin Cooks, OSU WR: New Orleans Saints (Round 1, Pick 20)

Scott Crichton, OSU DE: Minnesota Vikings (Round 3, Pick 8)

Josh Huff, Oregon WR: Philadelphia Eagles (Round 3, Pick 22)

De’Anthony Thomas, Oregon RB: Kansas City Chiefs (Round 4, Pick 24)

Mitchell Van Dyk, Portland State OT: St. Louis Rams (Round 7, Pick 11)

Terrance Mitchell, Oregon CB: Dallas Cowboys (Round 7, Pick 39)

 

Post-draft Free Agent Signings:

Rashaad Reynolds, OSU CB: Jacksonville Jaguars

Ricky Havili-Heimuli, Oregon DT: Jacksonville Jaguars

D.J. Adams, Portland State RB: San Diego Chargers

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