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February 27, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Monday night links — Clayton says Polk “established himself in the second round”

Washington representation at the NFL Combine wrapped up today with defensive Alameda Ta’amu going through his paces.

Here’s a link to his results, most notable of which is a 5.37 40 (Ta’amu was able to run only once due to a hamstring injury) and 35 reps in the bench press (how many times he benched 225 pounds, which was tied for fifth among DLs).

Doug Farrar of Yahoo.com has a little bit on Ta’amu in this story, mostly focused on the shocking 40 time of Memphis’ Dontari Poe. And The Sporting News says Poe may have run right past Ta’amu into the top 15 of the first round.

ESPN’s John Clayton, meanwhile, had promising words for former Husky RB Chris Polk during an appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle on Monday. (You can listen below — the Polk comments are at the end):

More audio at MyNorthwest.com

Clayton said that Polk’s official 40 time of 4.57 was fast enough that he has “clearly established himself in the second round.” Clayton went on to say that “he clearly made himself a second-round pick and maybe an outside chance at a first. What teams like is he can be a violent, powerful back. Some of the other guys might be a little faster but I think that Polk really helped himself.”

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— The Sporting News looks at key questions facing every Pac-12 team entering spring ball (and no shock UW’s focuses on the defense).

Pete Fiutak of Fox Sports says in this video that he doesn’t think Oregon will get hit really hard by the NCAA but that he does think sanctions are coming for the Ducks. He says it will be enough “to at least sting for a little while.”

— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller recaps some of Pac-12 commissioner’s Larry Scott’s thoughts on a playoff.

— In a premium story, Scout.com reports that QB Johnny Stanton of Santa Margarita, Calif. — who already has an offer from UW — will visit Washington for the spring game on April 28 (which will be held at CenturyLink Field).

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