Washington football wide receiver Ja'Lynn Polk has declared for the 2024 NFL Draft according to ESPN's Pete Thamel. The news comes one day after Washington fell short of the National Championship title.
Polk became a 1,000-yard receiver with the Huskies and was a big part of their passing game led by quarterback Michael Penix Jr.
Washington football WR Ja'Lynn Polk declares for the 2024 NFL Draft
Polk transferred to the University of Washington in 2021 after playing as a true freshman at Texas Tech. He played in three games that year due to injury and had five receptions for 114 yards and one touchdown.
Once new head coach Kalen DeBoer took the reigns, Polk emerged as a true threat in the Huskies' passing game. In 2022, he finished with 41 receptions for 694 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 16.9 yards per catch. He was expected to make a bigger splash in 2023 and did just that.
Along with Rome Odunze and Jalen McMillan, Polk played an integral part in Washington's No. 2 passing offense in the nation. At 6'2" and 204 pounds, Polk is a threat all over the field.
In 2023, he caught 69 passes for 1,159 yards and nine touchdowns. In his career, he amassed 2,231 yards and 18 touchdowns and certainly left a mark on the Washington football program.
It's a shame that we have watched this trio of wide receivers play their last game as Huskies together. While neither Odunze nor McMillan have declared for the draft yet, whatever NFL teams draft these stars are getting a DAWG.