Three Washington football players have been named to PFF’s 2021 First-Team All-Pac 12.
Every season, Pro Football Focus likes to highlight the top college football players in each conference. In their latest list mentioning the Pac-12, seven Washington football players have been commended. Three were named to the First-Team All-Pac 12 while left tackle Jaxson Kirkland and defensive lineman Tuli Letuligasenoa were named to the Third-Team All-Pac 12. Linebacker Eddie Ulofoshio was named as an honorable mention.
You can view the list here.
Washington football defensive backs featured in First-Team All-Pac 12
When it came to mentioning the best of the best in the Pac-12, Kyler Gordon, Trent McDuffie, and Brendan “Bookie” Radley-Hiles snagged three of the five spots in the secondary.
CB Kyler Gordon
Kyler Gordon is an insane athlete with incredible versatility and spot-on ball skills. Before the season, Gordon felt underrated as a prospect because he wasn’t given many opportunities to showcase his skillset. This season, he was finally given the opportunity to shine and it has proved to pay off well for him.
Gordon could very well find himself being selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft and is currently ranked as the 24th overall player on Pro Football Network’s 2022 NFL Draft Big Board.
CB Trent McDuffie
Trent McDuffie has been a projected first-round pick since before the start of the season and he continues to be slated as a late first-round pick. McDuffie has rightfully earned the recognition as his explosiveness and fluidity played a large part in why Washington had a top-ranked pass defense in the nation this past season.
While he lacks size and length for a starting NFL corner, he makes up for it in his big-time play.
DB Brendan “Bookie” Radley-Hiles
Bookie Radley-Hiles, like Gordon and McDuffie, is going to see a lot of playing time in the NFL. This season was Radley-Hiles’ first season with the University of Washington after transferring in the offseason from the University of Oklahoma.
Radley-Hiles plays a quick and physical game. He has great vision and awareness for what is going on on the field around him and he will get his hands on the ball in whatever way that he can. He’s explosive, fluid, and a sound tackler.
Radley-Hiles was moved all over the secondary for the Huskies. He made an immediate impact as a nickel blitzer and finished the season with two sacks and three tackles for loss.