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Washington redshirt sophomore LB Camilo Eifler visited Illinois last weekend.

It's an unofficial visit. Eifler (6'2/215) was one of the highest-rated players to commit under Chris Petersen, but couldn't find the field behind the strong Washington linebacker corp. Illinois could use playmakers everywhere, and if he did transfer, he'd be a contender for plenty of run after he sits out one year due to transfer rules. Eifler has not yet announced when he'll make a decision on where he'll transfer.
Source: 247 Sports
Jun 18 - 5:27 PM

Sports Illustrated ranked Washington senior QB Jake Browning 92nd among their top 100 players for 2018.

Browning is one of three Huskies who have made the list so far in 2018, joined by running back Myles Gaskin (58) and safety Taylor Rapp (55). It wasn't a great season for Browning in 2017 -- at least compared to his breakout 2016 season -- but as SI points out, he's primed for a rebound year. No one should be surprised if the senior signal-caller puts up much bigger numbers in his final year with the Huskies.
Jun 18 - 4:57 PM

Pro Football Focus notes that Washington senior RB Myles Gaskin was ninth last year in "breakaway yardage."

Gaskin had 633 of his 1,282 yards come on breakaway yardage, or for those unfamiliar with the term, yards on runs that goes for 15-plus yards. While that number ranked ninth among returning tailbacks, it pales in comparison to some others who had a substantially higher percentage of their yardage in these type of runs. That should be seen as a positive, as it speaks to Gaskin's ability to consistently churn out four-plus yards; something NFL teams love to see. Gaskin's lack of size (5'10/190) is going to hurt his NFL stock, but his talent gives him a shot of being a professional tailback.
Jun 18 - 11:36 AM

CBS Sports NFL Draft writer Chris Trapasso lists Washington junior S Taylor Rapp among the underclassman to watch for the 2019 draft class.

Rapp (6'0/207) was not a big-name recruit, but he's really played well over his first two years with Washington, and now is considered one of the best safeties in college football. He's effective against the run, but he also has the speed to cover the hashes in the pass game. As Trapasso notes: "On what should be one of the better defenses in the Pac-12 once again, Rapp is likely to build on two strong seasons for the Huskies and become one of the premier safety prospects in the 2019 draft class if he decides to leave school early."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 17 - 12:57 PM

NFL Draft Scout's Dane Brugler believes if Washington Senior T Trey Adams had stayed healthy, he "would have been the No. 1 offensive tackle on several NFL draft boards."

Adams (6'7/330) would have declared for the draft, but he tore his ACL midway through October and was unable to play the rest of the season. Surgery and rehab look to be going well, but he didn't participate in spring practices so there are still some questions to be answered. Brugler noted "If Adams shakes off the rust and returns to form, he has a chance to be the highest-graded senior prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft." As long as he makes a full recovery, Adams should be a top pick in the 2019 NFL draft.
Jun 13 - 3:35 PM

Washington redshirt sophomore LB Jahad Woods recorded the highest run-stop percentage among returning linebackers.

Woods' run-stopping ability helped him land on the Pac-12 Conference All-Freshmen First Team in 2017. After redshirting as a true freshman in 2016, Woods appeared in all 13 games and started the final 10. He ended the season second on the team with 64 tackles and third on the team with 11 tackles-for-loss. The former three-star recruit is making a name for himself at Washington and figures to play a huge role on their defense in 2018.
Jun 12 - 11:38 AM

An anonymous scout compared Washington senior T Trey Adams to Tennessee Titans tackle Taylor Lewan.

"He's Taylor Lewan all over again," the scout told Bleacher Report's Matt Miller. "People will overthink it and wonder if he's a left or right [tackle], but just draft him and don't worry about the left side for five years." Adams (6'8/330) likely would have been the top offensive lineman had he entered the 2018 draft, but a torn ACL injury in October -- and wanting to finish out his schooling -- sees him return to the Huskies with the hope being he'll be able to play this fall. "When compared with the top tackles in the 2018 draft—McGlinchey and Kolton Miller—Adams shows better athleticism than McGlinchey to handle the left side and better technique and power than Miller," writes Miller. "It will depend on team needs in the draft order, but Adams looks like a lock top-10 selection."
Jun 11 - 1:49 PM

An Instagram story posted by Washington sophomore TE Hunter Bryant on Saturday morning has led to internet rumors that he tore his ACL.

In the Instagram post, a picture depicts an immobilized and wrapped left leg propped up with crutches in the background. The text reads: "the saddest thing is i can't hoop for 9 months" with three crying emojis. Nine months is typically the recovery timeline given to those who have torn their ACLs. The post has since been deleted from Bryant's account and no UW sources have, as yet, publicly commented. Bryant suffered a partially-torn ACL last fall. He was able to return to play a few snaps in the bowl game. He was a partial participant during spring practices. Bryant is one of the country's most exciting young tight ends. His loss would be a blow to Washington's offense. We'll have more when more is known.
Jun 9 - 7:11 PM

Brad Crawford of 247 Sports lists Washington vs. Auburn as one of the games with the highest stakes for the 2018 season.

It's the highest rated non-conference contest to Crawford, and it comes on the opening weekend. As Crawford notes, this is technically a neutral game, but Auburn playing in Atlanta will be far from it; even with the Huskies traveling well. "With ample time to prepare, both Peterson and Auburn's Gus Malzahn should have a tidy list of calculated moves ready to go when these two tangle over Labor Day Weekend," Crawford writes. "For Auburn, a win over Washington could help down the stretch if the Tigers don't win the SEC West and are one of several teams vying for an "at-large" Playoff bid with one loss."
Source: 247 Sports
Jun 4 - 3:40 PM

247 Sports analyst Greg Biggins listed Washington four-star 2019 QB commit Dylan Morris as the top performer from Day Two of the Elite 11 finals.

Morris comes in ahead of South Carolina four-star QB commit Ryan Hilinski as the top performer in Biggins' eyes on the second day of the event. " He was efficient, accurate and he always throws on balance," Biggins writes. "He always looks like he had such command of what he's doing. Morris could be the most accurate quarterback in this event." The Huskies have a loaded quarterback room already, and assuming Morris honors his pledge to Montlake, it's going to be even better in 2019.
Source: 247 Sports
Jun 3 - 12:24 PM

247Sports' Luke Mounger writes that Washington redshirt senior DL Jaylen Johnson "looked unblockable at times" during spring practice.

Johnson (6'3/294) has been focusing on ramping up his explosivity this offseason. By all accounts, that very much showed during spring work. Notes Mounger, "He was able to create penetration with an explosive first step, followed by an enticing combination of quickness and strength." The analyst believes that "[t]his is Jaylen Johnson's year to step up." For the past campaign, the redshirt senior posted 18 tackles (4.0 for loss) and 3.5 sacks in 13 games (one start).
Source: 247Sports
May 29 - 5:02 PM

Fansided's Connor Muldowney writes that Washington redshirt junior DT Jared Pulu "looks the part of a starting defensive tackle."

While Vita Vea's a big piece to lose in more ways than one, the Huskies are stocked up to at least in theory deal with his departure for the NFL. Pulu (6'4/283) is part of that equation, but the former walk-on will have to beat out Levi Onwuzurike in August camp if he's to see heavy time in the rotation. This past season, he registered a modest seven tackles.
Source: Fansided
May 29 - 4:50 PM

The Seattle Times' Adam June reports that Washington junior WR Aaron Fuller "looks capable of being Jake Browning’s next No. 1 target" in 2018.

With John Ross and Dante Pettis leaving for the NFL in consecutive years, the Huskies are once again looking for a new go-to receiver. Fuller did his best to audition for that part this spring, "all but assuring his spot as a starting wideout" for the opener on Sept. 1 against Auburn, per Jude. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Fuller had 26 receptions for 291 yards last year. He really started to come on at the end of the year, where most of that production occurred, including a career-best game in the Fiesta Bowl against Penn State, with six catches for 61 yards and a touchdown. In the spring, Fuller was joined in the starting lineup by Andre Baccellia and Ty Jones.
May 27 - 3:44 PM

Washington HC Chris Petersen says senior WR Chico McClatcher (broken ankle) is "on schedule" in his recovery.

McClatcher (5'7/181) missed most of last season after breaking his ankle against Colorado on 9/23. He may be eligible for a medical redshirt to recoup a season of eligibility because of that. Petersen's vagueness on his recovery timeline makes it impossible to peg a possible return date. McClatcher was able to field punts in street clothes during the spring, for whatever that's worth. Chico, a jitterbug playmaker, posted 705 yards from scrimmage with six touchdowns as a sophomore in 2016.
May 27 - 3:31 PM

Washington HC Chris Petersen says redshirt junior WR Quinten Pounds (knee) is "on schedule" in his recovery.

Pounds was ruled out for the remainder of the season in November of last year following a knee injury. Because details are so scarce on that injury and his rehab, we still aren't positive when we can expect to see Pounds' return to the field. Pounds (6'0/183) missed spring practices.
May 27 - 3:25 PM


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