Restocking The Shelves
Before the team can truly begin to focus and move into the 2017 football season, the team will need to both acknowledge and then address the need to restock the shelves. While the Washington Huskies impressed the nation, the team is now competing with its former self. And as a result of the team’s success, safety Budda Baker, cornerback Sidney Jones, defensive lineman Elijah Qualls, and wide receiver John Ross III hope to convert NCAA success into NFL paydays. As a matter of fact, all are eligible juniors who have declared for the NFL Draft. As such, they have foregone their last year of playing as a Husky.
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The Washington Huskies must now not only replace graduating seniors, but also the four juniors who had great seasons. In fact, the University of Washington football program was ranked the top team adversely affected by the 2017 NFL Draft as a result. But there is a silver lining. Only defensive lineman Vita Vea has elected to return to the programs. And the University of Washington football program has an exciting recruiting class about to sign on for the 2017 football season.
So what will that 2017 football team look like? Let’s take a look at the offense and then the defense: