A few odds and ends with UW’s first practice now less than a week away, including some news and notes on Huskies in the NFL. …
— Draft guru Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com and CBSSports.com looks at UW’s outlook for this season and assesses the pro prospects of some of the team’s draft eligible players. (Though one minor clarification — Josh Shirley did redshirt in 2010 and would be eligible for the draft after this season).
— CBSSports.com also examines five things to watch for the Huskies as camp nears.
— The Arizona Daily Star lists UW’s running back job as one of the top six to watch in the Pac-12.
— Athlon’s lists Kasen Williams and Shaq Thompson as potential breakout players in the Pac-12 this year.
— Jake Locker talks about the birth of his daughter a few weeks ago.
— Isaiah Stanback says he finally feels comfortable at receiver and has been impressive early on in Giants’ camp.
— PhiladelphiaEagles.com says Bryce Brown has the early edge on Chris Polk for the team’s No. 3 TB spot.
— Syd’Quan Thompson, Shaq Thompson’s brother, knocked a touchdown pass away from D’Andre Goodwin at a Denver practice the other day.
— FoxSportsFlorida has a feature on Mason Foster, noting he now has a buzz cut.
— Senio Kelemete is running as Arizona’s second-team left guard early on.
— Alameda Ta’amu fell victim to a little veteran prank.
— SaturdayBlitz.com with some thoughts on the Tosh Lupoi question that greeted Steve Sarkisian at media day.
— PacificTakes asks which is the worst offensive unit in the Pac-12 this season.
— ESPN.com Insider KC Joyner says the Pac-12 has three of the top eight rushing attacks in the country (USC, Oregon, Stanford).