Happy Monday, everyone.
First, an update on Austin Seferian-Jenkins: The former Washington tight end, a potential first-round pick in May’s NFL Draft, told me Sunday night that he has a stress fracture in his left foot, which limited him during the NFL Combine over the weekend.
“Glad they found it,” he said. “I finally figured out why my foot was hurting all year.”
It seems unlikely that the Mackey Award winner will be able to participate in UW’s Pro Day on April 2. But, he added, “I’ll be fine. … I’ve overcome bigger things than this.”
Onto some links:
- Bishop Sankey seemed to answer questions Sunday about his hands during his impressive day at the NFL Combine, Bob Condotta writes.
- John Clayton says Sankey’s “stock probably rose” with his 4.49-second 40-yard dash.
- From CBSsports.com’s Rob Rang: West Virginia’s Charles Sims (4.48) and Washington’s Bishop Sankey (4.49) showed better straight-line speed than expected. Also helping their cause is that each is a terrific receiver out of the backfield.
- Condotta also has this story on Oregon State’s Scott Crichton, a Foss High School product, from the NFL Combine.
- The UW athletic department reported $8.9 million in profits for 2013 and is one of about two dozen self-sufficient athletic departments in Division I. With that financial success, this Seattle Times report asks whether a 25-year-old gender-equity subsidy is still necessary.
- Under Jim Mora, UCLA has punched up its Sunday prospects.
- Some cool video of how Jadeveon Clowney‘s 40 time matches up against some other notable prospects.