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Seattle Times' Adam Jude reports that Washington senior WR Kasen Williams is "about 80-85 percent right now."

The 6-foot-2, 216 pound WR caught only 29 passes for 421 yards and one touchdown over his first eight games last season, before breaking his left fibula and suffering a foot injury in Washington's 41-17 win over California.
Aug 5 - 4:56 PM

Washington has dismissed sophomore DE Marcus Farria for a "violation of team standards."

Farria posted 2.5 sacks last season in just seven games as a true freshman. No other details on the violation have been released. Washington has two great defensive linemen in edge rusher Hauoli Kikaha and defensive tackle Danny Shelton.
Aug 5 - 12:47 PM

Washington suspended sophomore QB Cyler Miles is "behind" the rest of the signal-callers on the roster, according to Huskies' coach Chris Petersen.

"(Miles is) behind," Petersen said. "He’s done some things, as much as he can after spring ball, to get caught up. That’s a lot of meeting time, that’s a lot of practice time, that’s a lot of reps. He’s had these concepts, a lot of them. Some of them might be renamed and those sorts of things…that’s such a detailed position it’s going to take him a while to process that. It’s hard. He missed a lot." Just after Petersen took over, Miles was allegedly involved in a pair of assaults. The QB missed all of spring practices while serving a suspension. He was reinstated briefly, and then suspended for the season opener at Hawaii. Sophomore QB Jeff Lindquist and redshirt freshman QB Troy Williams are duking it out for starting duties.
Aug 3 - 8:32 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline is "high" on Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters.

Peters earned a preseason Round 2 grade from Pauline, which means others are higher -- CBS Sports' Rob Rang called Peters a potential first-rounder earlier this summer. "I’m high on Peters and believe with a good season and solid pre-draft forty times the junior could end up in the first round (assuming he enters)," Pauline wrote. "He’s physical, instinctive and possesses tremendous ball skills." The 5-foot-11, 193-pound Peters broke out to earn Second Team All-Pac-12 honors last season with 55 tackles, 14 pass break ups and five interceptions. He has a great frame, good speed and athleticism, sound technique, and an aggressive game.
Jul 28 - 12:41 AM

Washington junior LB/S Shaq Thompson is a "playmaker with great athleticism," according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

Pauline grades Thompson, listed as a safety, as a Rounds 4-5 prospect. Thompson has primarily been an undersized, 6-foot-2, 225-pound outside linebacker for the Huskies, even though he signed as a safety. CBS Sports' Rob Rang disagrees on Pauline's position projections, noting last month that Thompson is "best suited to the weakside linebacker role in a predominately 4-3 scheme." Thompson is also expected to play some running back in 2014.
Jul 27 - 9:16 PM

NFL scouts "love" Washington redshirt senior DE Hau'oli Kikaha, according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

"My concerns for Kikaha are measurables (average size with questionable speed) plus a pair of knee injuries suffered in 2011 and 2012," Pauline wrote. Nobody can question the productivity: Kikaha is coming off one of the best seasons ever for a Huskies' defensive lineman, recording 70 tackles -- 15.5 for loss -- and 13 sacks (tied for second most in school history). The 6-foot-3, 260-pounder has plenty of talent, but also obviously comes with all sorts of durability questions.
Jul 27 - 5:13 PM

Washington suspended sophomore QB Cyler Miles for the season opener at Hawaii.

Washington coach Chris Petersen's tenure isn't off to the start he'd hoped. Miles missed spring practices while serving a three-month suspension. He was reinstated in May, but Petersen didn't believe full penance had been served. Miles was allegedly involved in an assault along with WR Damore’ea Stringfellow, who was eventually booted from the team. Miles appeared in eight games last year as Keith Price's backup and is the heavy favorite to replace him as starter. Sophomore QB Jeff Lindquist and redshirt freshman QB Troy Williams are now expected to duke it out to take the first snap of the fall.
Jul 24 - 2:11 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline grades Washington junior LB/S Shaq Thompson as a Rounds 4-5 prospect.

Thompson has primarily been an undersized, 6-foot-2, 225-pound outside linebacker for the Huskies, even though he signed as a safety. Interestingly, Pauline listed him as a safety. Rob Rang of CBS Sports wrote last month that Thompson is "best suited to the weakside linebacker role in a predominately 4-3 scheme." Thompson is also expected to play some running back in 2014.
Jul 13 - 8:02 PM

Washington redshirt junior CB Marcus Peters earned a preseason Round 2 grade from TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Last month, CBS Sports' Rob Rang was a bit more optimistic, calling Peters a potential first-rounder. The 5-foot-11, 193-pound Peters broke out to earn Second Team All-Pac-12 honors last season with 55 tackles, 14 pass break ups and five interceptions. He has a great frame, good speed and athleticism, sound technique, and an aggressive game.
Jul 12 - 9:05 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes Washington senior Ben Riva could remain at RT in the NFL.

"Despite being listed as smaller than linemate [Micah] Hatchie, Riva possesses a more traditional broad-shouldered, evenly distributed frame that could allow him to remain at right tackle in the NFL, as he's played capably the past two seasons for Washington," wrote Rang. "Riva doesn't possess ideal agility to handle speed rushers but plays with good technique and strength to latch and control opponents in pass protection and when run-blocking." The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Riva runs a 5.12 forty. CBS ranks him as the No. 64 preseason OT.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 29 - 3:23 PM

Washington redshirt senior OT Micah Hatchie's slender frame might force him to play guard in the pros, observes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Hatchie enters his senior season having started the past two seasons at left tackle for the Huskies. "He possesses a relatively slight frame that may see him pushed inside to guard at the next level," Rang wrote. "He flashes the combination of initial quickness, balance and lateral agility to intrigue zone-blocking offenses." The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Hatchie runs a 5.28 forty.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 29 - 3:06 PM

Washington senior ILB John Timu "will generate NFL consideration," writes Rob Rang of CBS Sports.

The 6-foot-1, 235-pounder is a three-year starter and two-time captain. "Timu has enough size, athleticism and physicality to have a shot at the NFL but likely will be moved back outside, as he takes too many false steps," writes Rang. Timu runs a 4.83 40-yard dash.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 29 - 2:19 PM

Washington senior DT Danny Shelton is "a classic two-gap run-plugger," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Shelton has been awarded honorable mention all-conference honors two straight years, spiking his production from 11 tackles to 45 to 59 over the past three. "Shelton has the brute strength to bull-rush opponents into the backfield but has just phone-booth quickness, which allows ball-carriers to squirt free, resulting in 'just' 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks to this point," Rang wrote. "Shelton's game is based on his size and power but he cannot allow his weight to get out of control." The 6-foot-1, 327-pound defensive lineman doesn't quit and moves well for someone his size, but he'll have to start turning down desert if he values his NFL Draft stock.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 29 - 2:03 PM

Washington redshirt senior DE Hau'oli Kikaha is "a proven pass rusher with burst, agility and instincts," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

The 6-foot-3, 260-pounder has plenty of talent, but also comes with all sorts of durability questions after missing half the 2011 season and all of 2012 with left ACL tears. Kikaha is coming off one of the best seasons ever for a Huskies' defensive lineman, recording 70 tackles -- 15.5 for loss -- and 13 sacks (tied for second most in school history). "Kikaha has good initial quickness to challenge tackles' reach, as well as the agility to counter back to the inside," Rang wrote. "His prep experience as a wrestler is clear with his use of leverage and balance to beat blockers and get into the backfield as a pass rusher. That said, Kikaha's production is inflated due to Washington's ability to cover downfield and his high-revving motor, with eight of his sacks last season coming in three games (Idaho State, Washington State and BYU). He does not possess ideal size and needs to add strength to hold up against the run."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 28 - 6:26 PM

Rob Rang of CBS Sports wonders if Washington senior WR Kasen Williams possesses the explosiveness to separate from NFL corners.

The stud prep recruit from Skyline High School was Washington's first ever Parade All-American Player of the Year (2010-11). Williams and Mackey Award-winning TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins had to be a little miffed when Steve Sarkisian's up-tempo spread offense spotlighted slot WRs Jaydon Mickens and John Ross in 2013. Williams caught only 29 passes for 421 yards and one touchdown over his first eight games before breaking his left fibula and suffering a foot injury against Cal, which ended his season and led to two surgeries. "Williams accelerates smoothly off the line of scrimmage and uses his body well to shield corners from the ball on quick slants," Rang wrote. "Too often he's forced to push off defenders on comebacks and deep-outs and he rarely was targeted by former Washington quarterback Keith Price on vertical routes. He is a highly physical receiver, whose aggression and strength made him very effective blocking on the perimeter."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 28 - 6:09 PM


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