Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Receivers and Tight Ends

Lack of speed, lack of seperation, and lack of downfield blocking have been a problem ever since Reggie Williams moved on to the NFL. The current receivers have one thing in common, they don't seem to get open much, and they don't get a lot of yards after the catch. UW really needs to revamp this area and bring in some big play guys this year.

Wide Receiver (3-4)

The Huskies return Russo, Reece, Daniels, Ellis, and Williams. All five are going to be seniors. The lone underclassmen will be Aaron Goodwin who the coaches have been impressed with during frosh year on the scout team. Reece, Daniels, and Russo look to be the top returning threats, while Williams is still looking to break out. When you look for speed you usually head to California, but the Huskies could be bringing in three talented speedsters from Colorado, Logan, Aguilar, and the highly rated Drew Davis. Alvin Logan, and Devin Aguilar have already verbaled while Davis is very interested in UW since he is friends with the other two, and RB Michael Houston. The Huskies are also in on some kids from California so it will be interesting to see how they round out the class. At first glance it looks to be the best class since ET, and RW signed under Neuheisel. It is still early, and undoubtedly there will be some surprises as new names pop into the picture, but we are off to a good initial start.

Tight End (1)

The Huskies have some potential already on the roster with Kirton, Lewis, Gottleib, Williams, and Winter all returning. The Huskies took care of the position early by bringing in a local guy who is rated among the best in the country, Chris Izbicki. Washington needs a lot more production and blocking out of the position next year which should come through coaching and experience. Injuries hindered the rotation through most of the year but the position was stable enough to weather it.

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