The 2018 Cougars aren't done making history.
Former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins was selected with the No. 15 pick in the first round of the 2019 National Football League draft by the Washington Redskins.
But Dillard, once a 240-pound high school recruit whose only offers came from WSU and a few regional Big Sky schools, got his moment nearly three hours into this draft, embracing mother Jennifer Bollinger and fist-bumping Cougars O-line coach Mason Miller before he started down the runway to the draft stage. Howard is athletic, with a lot of potential, but it remains to be seen whether he will make an immediate impact on the offensive line. Not since quarterback Ryan Leaf in 1998 has a WSU player been granted that opportunity.
Howie Roseman was at it again Thursday night in the first round of the NFL Draft from Nashville, Tennessee.
"I'm able to move in ways that offensive linemen aren't able to move", Howard said. As a senior, Dillard also earned third-team All-America honors. "I was anxious, such an wonderful moment sharing it with everyone".
"Whatever team picks him, they're a lucky team". They get a solid haul from the Redskins.
Dillard's strength is pass protection.
"He's got great feet, and really, really smooth pass protector, long arms, big hands, great character".