With the NFL Combine wrapping up, it might be time to take one last look at how the four participating Huskies did.
The general consensus seems to be that Ta’amu and Polk helped themselves a little bit likely solidifying each as a guy who should be taken by the second round (here’s a rather extensive breakdown of Ta’amu). Kearse appears to at least not hurt himself and is generally regarded as a 5-6-round pick (ESPN.com’s Mike Sando included Kearse in his list of receivers who showed the surest hands). Kelemete’s bench press (21 reps of 225, near the bottom for the OLs), but as the linked NFL.com page notes, he’s likely still a mid-rounder.
Next for all now is UW’s Pro Day on March 8, along with what are likely to be some individual workouts with teams, as well, before the NFL Draft on April 26-28.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— ESPN.com’s Pac-12 Blog has Keith Price No. 11 on its countdown of the top 25 players in the Pac-12 in 2011. You’d imagine Polk is still to come.
— ESPN also has a wrapup of Pac-12 players at the Combine.
— Fun stuff here from Smart Football on the history of spring football.
— SI.com’s Stewart Mandel says allowing only conference champs into a four-team playoff — a plan favored by Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott — is a bad idea.
— The Orange County Register with a look at USC’s depth chart at quarterback.
— This is a couple of days old, but here’s an update on the QB competition at San Diego State, UW’s first opponent next season.
All for now.