Washington quarterback Jacob Eason, a Lake Stevens alum, stands on the field after a game against Southern Cal on Sept. 28, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Washington quarterback Jacob Eason, a Lake Stevens alum, stands on the field after a game against Southern Cal on Sept. 28, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Four Snohomish County natives eligible in upcoming NFL draft

Jacob Eason, Jake Luton, Mosese Fifita and Austin Joyner hope to have their dreams realized this week.

The NFL draft takes place virtually during the upcoming week, with the first round on Thursday, rounds 2 and 3 on Friday and rounds 3-7 on Saturday. Four Snohomish County natives are candidates to be selected. Here’s a capsule look at them:

Jacob Eason

High School: Lake Stevens

College: Washington

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 231 pounds

Profile: The former Gatorade National Football Player of the Year when he was in high school, Eason went from starting at Georgia as a freshman, to losing his position because of injury, to transferring back home to Washington, to having a solid junior season for the Huskies before declaring for the draft.

Draft projection: First or second round

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Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton, a Marysville Pilchuck alum, looks for a receiver during a game against Washington State on Nov. 23, 2019, in Pullman. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton, a Marysville Pilchuck alum, looks for a receiver during a game against Washington State on Nov. 23, 2019, in Pullman. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Jake Luton

High School: Marysville Pilchuck

College: Oregon State

Position: Quarterback

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 224 pounds

Profile: The sixth-year senior’s college journey was a saga, including stops at Idaho, Ventura (California) Community College and Oregon State, as well as multiple injury-interrupted seasons. But he was finally healthy in 2019 and he put up huge numbers, turning himself into an NFL prospect.

Draft projection: Late rounds

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Air Force defensive lineman Mosese Fifita (99), a Glacier Peak alum, holds up the football to celebrate recovering a fumble during a game against Hawaii on Oct. 19, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Air Force defensive lineman Mosese Fifita (99), a Glacier Peak alum, holds up the football to celebrate recovering a fumble during a game against Hawaii on Oct. 19, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Mosese Fifita

High School: Glacier Peak

College: Air Force

Position: Defensive tackle

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 330 pounds

Profile: A stout presence on the Falcons’ defensive line, he had 45 tackles and a team-leading five sacks for an Air Force squad that finished 11-2. He was the only member of the defense to be named first-team All-Mountain West Conference. He was likely one of the last players not to make the cut for the NFL Scouting Combine.

Draft projection: Late rounds or undrafted free agent

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Washington defensive back Austin Joyner, a Marysville Pilchcuk alum, intercepts the ball during the Fiesta Bowl against Penn State on Dec. 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Washington defensive back Austin Joyner, a Marysville Pilchcuk alum, intercepts the ball during the Fiesta Bowl against Penn State on Dec. 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Austin Joyner

High School: Marysville Pilchuck

College: Washington

Position: Defensive back

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 200 pounds

Profile: Forced to retire from Washington in 2018 because of concussions, the speedster announced in January he was making himself available for the NFL draft. Perhaps as much as any player, Joyner’s stock was hurt by social-distancing measures as teams have been unable to check on Joyner’s health in person.

Draft projection: Late rounds or undrafted free agent

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