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Washington defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski told the Seattle Times that allegations of former junior CB Marcus Peters choking a coach were "bull****."

The allegations were made in both the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and NFL.com. "It’s bull****," UW defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski said. "We had our issues with Marcus, but there was never any physical altercation. Not with this staff." Peters was suspended for one game after he was seen throwing his helmet and gloves and arguing with Washington assistants during a win against Eastern Washington in September. Up until his dismissal, we also heard reports of further verbal altercations with the coaching staff, as well as a skipped practice. Kwiatkowski's quote is ultimately good news for Peters, but he still has plenty of questions to answer.
Dec 21 - 12:29 AM

Washington junior LB/RB Shaq Thompson will speak with his family over Christmas break before making a decision about the NFL Draft.

"Just sitting down with my family and Coach Pete and some of the coaches and just think about it," Thompson said. "We’ll see. I don’t know. I’m just focused on this last game and going to see my family." Washington plays in the Jan. 2 TicketCity Cactus Bowl against Oklahoma State. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound Thompson is supremely versatile and can handle the RB, OLB and S positions. Most draft evaluators, however, see him as an NFL OLB.
Dec 18 - 5:03 PM

An NFC West scout said Washington senior DT Danny Shelton "really scares me."

"He really scares me because he has major talent, but I also wonder if he's on his best behavior because it's a contract year for him," the scout said. "What happens when he signs his contract?" The 6-foot-2, 332-pound Shelton is amongst the nation’s leaders in tackles for loss (16.5) and sacks (9). "Scouts are concerned with Shelton's personality and work ethic," noted NFL.com. "More than one scout has said the previous coaching staff at Washington had issues with Shelton's surliness and selfishness. Shelton's weight has to be monitored in the pros, and he could stand to play with more consistent power, but big nose tackles who can cave pockets and pursue running backs from sideline to sideline are rare. Shelton's tape will ultimately tell the tale, but if there are worries about his character or work ethic, it could cost him spots in the draft."
Source: NFL.com
Dec 18 - 12:16 AM

An NFC East scout said former Washington junior CB Marcus Peters is the "best cover corner prospect I've seen in the last 14 years."

Fourteen years ago, Champ Bailey, the 12-time Pro Bowler, entered the NFL, so that should tell you how good this scout believes Peters is. While nobody questions Peters' on-field ability, some teams may not want to bother with him. An NFL scout recently revealed Peters attempted to strangle a coach on the sidelines prior to getting booted off the team. "Try selling that to your head coach," the scout said. It was announced earlier this week that Peters will enter the draft. It's essential that he ace his pre-draft interviews.
Source: NFL.com
Dec 17 - 10:41 PM

Former Washington junior CB Marcus Peters will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to Rand Getlin.

This conclusion is absolutely expected after Peters was dismissed from Washington a few months back. Details of that event surfaced recently, as one NFL scout revealed Peters attempted to strangle a coach on the sidelines, which led to his first suspension. "Then they let him back on the team and he did it all over again," the scout said. From a talent perspective, Peters might be the best corner in this class. It remains to be seen if he is drafted, however.
Dec 16 - 1:53 PM

Washington junior LB/RB Shaq Thompson wins the Paul Hornung Award, given to college football’s most versatile player.

Most draft evaluators see the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Thompson as a defensive player at the next level. Thompson finished the regular season as the second-leading rusher for the Huskies with 456 yards and two touchdowns. We still think he has the highest upside as a defender. Ironically, Thompson has scored four of his six total touchdowns from the defensive side of things. Against Illinois, Thompson became the first Husky to return a fumble for a touchdown and an interception for a touchdown in the same game. The Washington prospect also had a 100-yard fumble return for a touchdown versus Cal.
Dec 12 - 3:30 PM

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay ranks Washington senior DT Danny Shelton as the No. 9 overall prospect in the 2015 class.

Shelton "does an excellent job of occupying blocks (he demands double-teams), and he's a better athlete than most nose tackles, with the quickness and strength to make plays versus the run," according to McShay. Many will rank Shelton highly, believing he can be a difference maker upfield as well as stuffing the run at the line of scrimmage. Teams will need to determine if he is more than just a run defender, since you can find those in any draft.
Source: ESPN
Dec 11 - 12:30 PM

Washington redshirt senior edge rusher Hau'oli Kikaha accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Consider this a nice get for the exhibition, as Kikaha is a Day 2 prospect who could potentially work his way into Round 1. Kikaha and LB Shaq Thompson were named co-MVPs of Washington's defense last week. Kikaha leads the nation with 18 sacks, adding 67 total tackles and two forced fumbles.
Source: Senior Bowl
Dec 9 - 10:34 PM

One NFL scout revealed to Bob McGinn that former Washington junior CB Marcus Peters "tried to strangle a coach on the sidelines."

This led to Peters' first suspension. "Then they let him back on the team and he did it all over again," the scout said of Peters. "Try selling that to your head coach." We have seen numerous prospects enter the NFL with "character concerns." This makes Peters' potential draft slot impossible to project despite the obvious talent he offers.
Dec 9 - 12:33 PM

Washington senior DT Danny Shelton accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

Shelton is amongst the nation’s leaders in tackles for loss (16.5) and sacks (9). ESPN's Todd McShay wrote last week that Shelton "has gone from a third-round grade to being right in the middle of the first-round discussion." The 6-foot-2, 332-pounder is also considered a potential first-rounder by former NFL Scout John Middlekauff.
Source: Senior Bowl
Dec 2 - 11:10 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that the "flow of information" on Washington junior CB Marcus Peters "has gone from bad to worse."

"The issues which led to his dismissal from the Washington football program are well documented but several area scouts say it’s just the tip of the iceberg," Pauline wrote. Peters, of course, was dismissed from the Huskies last month after a series of run-ins with the coaching staff. Peters is arguably the most talented CB prospect in the class, but his behavior will prompt deep investigations this winter. Former NFL scout John Middlekauff tweeted last month that teams were already removing him from their boards.
Dec 1 - 8:40 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay believes Washington senior DT Danny Shelton "has gone from a third-round grade to being right in the middle of the first-round discussion."

In the opinion of the analyst, Shelton is the draft's biggest DT riser. "A massive (6-2, 339) nose tackle prospect, Shelton isn't just strong at the point of attack; the senior has quickness to get off blocks and make plays," McShay wrote. The 6-foot-2, 332-pounder is also considered a potential first-rounder by former NFL Scout John Middlekauff.
Nov 27 - 1:37 PM

Washington senior WR Kasen Williams accepted an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.

The 6-foot-2, 216-pounder, a stud prep recruit from Skyline High School who was Washington's first ever Parade All-American Player of the Year (2010-11), has been a huge disappointment outside of a big 2012 (his 77 receptions were third on the all-time UW single-season list, and his 878 yards were eighth-most). Williams has only 12 receptions for 91 yards in 2014. He has a lot of work to do to get drafted.
Nov 26 - 11:09 PM

Washington sophomore QB Cyler Miles has often "looked tentative and conservative" this season, according to Seattle Times' Adam Jude.

"Yes, Miles has struggled at times this season. Too often, he has looked tentative and conservative. Too often, he flees the pocket early, a continuing point of emphasis for UW coaches," Jude writes. The 6-foot-4, 213-pound Miles has completed 131 of 200 passes, while throwing for 1404 yards, with 12 touchdowns to 2 interceptions. Jude adds that, "the sentiment around Seattle surrounding Miles’ future seems to be … when does Jake Browning (Washington commit Four-star quarterback) get here?!?"
Nov 14 - 2:39 PM

An AFC South personnel director told NFL.com that "a run-heavy team might like Washington junior LB/RB Shaq Thompson" more as a RB than a LB.

Most scouts and analysts view Thompson as a defensive player at the next level, so it's interesting that an NFL evaluator is finally coming forward to say that the Washington two-way star could possibly have a future on offense. Thompson's rushed for 456 yards on 61 attempts to a 7.5 YPC average. "He has an amazing nose for the ball [on defense], but a run-heavy team might like him better as a RB. He's talented and growing in that spot as his time on offense has increased. A natural runner." We still think he has the highest upside as a defender. Ironically, Thompson's actually scored four of his six total touchdowns from the defensive side of things.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 12 - 7:55 PM


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