The NFL Combine is next week, and as noted earlier, four Huskies will participate — RB Chris Polk, DT Alameda Ta’amu, WR Jermaine Kearse and OL Senio Kelemete.
The National Football Post lists Polk as one of six offensive players who need a strong performance at the Combine to boost their stock.
Russ Lande of The Sporting News, however, rates Polk No. 35 on his list of the top 50 players, and also has Ta’amu No. 22 and Wes Bunting of the National Football Post has him at No. 25 (though as I’ve written before, there really seems to be a huge variance of opinion on Ta’amu).
It’s always hard to know how much the Combine really matters. But for all four Huskies it seems as if it could have some real import.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Rivals.com continued its rating of 2012 recruiting classes with a breakdown of the Pac-12. UW ranked first in QBs, fourth at RB, an eyebrow-raising last at receiver, 10th at OL, tied for sixth at DT, sixth at DE, 11th at LB, first at DB and second at athlete (kind of interesting that two of the athletes listed are WRs considering the ranking of last at WR. But all such ratings are just for discussion. We’ll see down the road.)
— Also from Rivals.com is an interesting story on recruits who committed at least three times before signing and how their careers unfolded. It leads off with the saga of Jordan Payton, who committed to UW on the the day before LOI day then ended up signing with UCLA. I can’t recall off-hand anyone who committed to two other schools and then ended up at UW, but maybe someone else out there can.
— A couple UW mentions in this look at TV scheduling challenges facing the Big 12.