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Bleacher Report's Connor Rogers compares Washington junior QB Jake Browning to "a poor man’s Kirk Cousins."

"He does a good job of commanding his offense, but his physical ability is limited," Rogers wrote. "He has a below-average arm and isn’t the mobile threat the majority of this list is. His IQ could project him as a backup and Day 3 selection, but declaring in this potentially loaded class would be a mistake." Bleacher Report colleague Matt Miller likens Browning to Aaron Murray at Georgia. Browning threw for 3,430 yards and a 43/9 TD/INT rate.
Jul 17 - 2:40 PM

Washington received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 QB Dylan Morris.

Morris (6'1/180) ranks as Scout.com's No. 44 overall prospect for the 2019 cycle and continues an arms buildup for HC Chris Petersen on the recruiting front. The Huskies already have commitments from four-star 2018 gunslingers Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff, with Morris their first pledge -- at any position -- in the 2019 class. Washington will have plenty of replacement options for Jake Browning when the time comes.
Jul 16 - 1:41 PM

Temple redshirt sophomore DL Josiah Bronson transferred to Washington.

Bronson's career with the Owls got off to a slow start, as he was forced to take a redshirt as a freshman after suffering a leg injury in August camp. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder did not record any statistical production when healthy last season. Per NCAA transfer regulations, Bronson will have to sit out the 2017 season. He will have two years of eligibility remaining come the start of the 2018 campaign.
Jul 16 - 12:14 PM

CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso ranks Washington junior QB Jake Browning as the No. 52 overall draft prospect.

Browning led a Washington offense that averaged 41.8 points and 456.9 yards per game last year to the College Football Playoff. "Though he doesn't have a monster arm, Browning excelled down the field last year while throwing to future top-10 pick John Ross and Dante Pettis," Trapasso wrote. "Washington clearly lost some talent to the NFL, but Browning will have the Huskies competing for another Pac-12 crown this season." The 6-foot-2, 206-pound quarterback is an interesting prospect in that he is wildly productive and throws with great accuracy but is lacking in the size and arm strength departments. For those reasons, Bleacher Report's Matt Miller has compared Browning to Aaron Murray at Georgia. Browning threw for 3,430 yards and 43 touchdowns last season with just nine interceptions.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 3 - 2:57 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Washington redshirt senior C Coleman Shelton as the No. 4 senior draft prospect at his position.

Shelton received second-team All-Pac-12 recognition for his work this past season, when he started 14 games at center during the Huskies' Playoff run. All told, he has started 27 consecutive games dating back to the start of the 2015 season. This spring, the 6-foot-5, 285-pounder landed on the Remington Watch List. The Remington is awarded annually to the top center in the country.
Jun 26 - 5:30 PM

Washington junior WR Chico McClatcher's led the Pac-12 (minimum 30 catches) with 18.5 yards per catch last year.

It was no fluke. McClatcher's longest catch was a 75-yard score off a screen pass. He had no other catches of over 50 yards to inflate his stats. About three-quarters of his catches went for at least 10 yards, and more than a third went for at least 20 yards. McClatcher (5'7/179), who had 574 receiving yards, 131 rushing yards and six total touchdowns last year, will see more targets this fall with John Ross (89 touches, 1,252 yards, 18 TD) off to the NFL. He also may resume returning duties now that Ross is gone.
Jun 25 - 11:00 AM

CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso lists Washington senior RB Lavon Coleman as the No. 86 NFL prospect in the country.

Coleman is getting more ink from NFL types heading into the season than starter Myles Gaskin, a similar situation to what we saw this past spring with UNC's backfield duo of (backup) T.J. Logan and (starter) Elijah Hood. The 5-foot-11, 228-pounds Coleman ran for 852 yards on 114 attempts (7.5 yards per carry) with seven rushing touchdowns in 2016.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 13 - 12:25 PM

The only returning starter in Washington secondary's is junior S Jojo McIntosh.

The starting strong safety, McIntosh is considered one of college football's most punishing hitters. He's likely to start alongside presumed free safety Taylor Rapp. As well as replacing Budda Baker, the Huskies also must make due without the outstanding CB duo of Sidney Jones and Kevin King. "At corner, we have guys -- and this is what you want when you're building a program -- you have guys waiting in the wings ready to take over," defensive back coach Jimmy Lake said. "We'll definitely be on the younger side on the outside, but we have guys who have played college football before and now it's their time to shine."
Source: ESPN
Jun 7 - 4:55 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown ranked Washington senior RB Lavon Coleman as the No. 40 RB in the country.

Similar to T.J. Logan last year, Coleman is a collegiate backup who NFL draftniks must keep an eye on. Playing behind Myles Gaskin, Coleman turned 114 attempts into 852 yards and seven touchdowns last year, good for a 7.5 yards per carry average. He had three 100-yard games.
Jun 2 - 3:27 PM

Washington HC Chris Petersen said that redshirt freshman CB Byron Murphy "had a really good spring."

"If he keeps working hard through the spring and summer, he’ll be an exciting guy come fall," Petersen said. He has noted that "[i]f the ball's around him he's got a very good chance of making a play on it." The 5-foot-11, 168-pounder -- ESPN's No. 187 overall prospect for the 2016 cycle -- drew some love from FOX Sports' Stewart Mandel earlier this spring, with the analyst calling him one of the breakout players of the offseason. Murphy and Jordan Miller are looking like they have the inside track on replacing NFL-bound corners Kevin King and Sidney Jones in August camp.
May 26 - 5:44 PM

Washington senior WR Dante Pettis will replace Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick John Ross III as the Huskies' No. 1 receiver.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Pettis put up big numbers -- an 53-822-15 line -- as the second banana to Ross last year. Washington's receiving corps won't drop off as far as you might think without Ross. Last year's No. 3 receiver, Chico McClatcher, is a gifted playmaker in his own right.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 2:00 PM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller likens Washington junior QB Jake Browning to Aaron Murray in college at Georgia.

Murray went in Round 5 of the 2014 draft. "[M]y first impression was that he's a mid-round prospect with good accuracy, a small frame and small arm," Miller wrote of Browning. "The selling point that may help Browning's stock is that his ball placement is extremely impressive at times." We're on board with this comp, but would add that Browning has the potential for upward mobility with two years of eligibility remaining -- especially if he can add bulk and more velocity to his throws. The 6-foot-2, 206-pounder threw for 3,430 yards and 43 touchdowns last season.
May 18 - 1:28 PM

ESPN's Billy Tucker compared Washington four-star 2018 verbal QB commit Jacob Sirmon to Georgia sophomore QB Jacob Eason.

"Both are Washington natives and possess prototypical size and height for pocket passers," Tucker writes. "They have polished mechanics with a compact delivery and equally impressive velocity and accuracy on their deep balls." The 6-foot-4, 218-pounder drew another (somewhat inevitable) comp from ESPN's Tom Luginbill and Craig Haubert last summer -- they see him as a "bigger version" of current Huskies gunslinger Jake Browning.
Source: ESPN.com
May 16 - 9:14 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Washington junior T Trey Adams as the No. 22 draft-eligible prospect in college football.

"The hulking Adams (6-7, 302) is a big-time talent who's still learning and improving and could shoot way up the Big Board in 2017," Kiper wrote. In his two years n campus, Adams has started 23 games at left tackle as Jake Browning's blind-side protector. Adams has been called the most physically imposing Huskies offensive lineman since Lincoln Kennedy. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom recently listed Adams as the draft-eligible collegiate tackle with the most NFL riser potential.
Source: ESPN
May 12 - 1:00 PM

Texans signed Washington OLB Joe Mathis.

Mathis (6’2/266) was a two-year starter at outside linebacker in Washington's 3-4 defense, tallying 15.5 TFLs, nine sacks and two forced fumbles before suffering a year-ending foot injury last season. Mathis earned PFF College’s highest pass rush productivity rating with 30 QB pressures in seven 2016 appearances. On tape, Mathis exhibits questionable quickness and overall athleticism, and his college production was limited despite small sample success in his final year. Mathis could be someone to watch if healthy.
May 9 - 12:52 PM


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