Washington football lost a few pieces to the transfer portal, but was able to keep some key players from the NFL Draft
After a 3-1 COVID shortened 2020 season, Washington football has a lot to build on going forward. Behind a good young quarterback in Dylan Morris, some excellent building blocks on defense, and a talented, young receiving corps, the team has a great chance to repeat as Pac-12 North Champions in 2021.
With that being said, let’s take a look at who we’ve seen the last of in a Husky jersey.
Let’s start with the draft-eligible players, and while short, the list hurts. Starting cornerbacks Keith Taylor and Elijah Molden have both declared for the NFL Draft. While it was expected the two seniors would leave for the draft, it’s a harsh reality since the two have been the anchor of the defense since 2017.
The Huskies are also now surprisingly thin at the quarterback position, with only two scholarship players on the roster in Morris and incoming freshman Sam Huard. Sophomore Jacob Sirmon entered the transfer portal for a second time, and announced he would be transferring to Central Michigan University.
Then, in somewhat of a shocking move, true freshman Ethan Garbers entered the portal after just one season at Washington. On Tuesday, the California product made public on Twitter that he would be heading home, committing to UCLA.