Washington football's offensive stars showcase skills at NFL Combine

Washington football offensive stars take on NFL Combine

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Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Combine workouts featured the participation of five Huskies in the quarterback, running back, and wide receiver drills. Anticipation among fans was particularly high as they eagerly awaited the performance of Washington's top offensive talents.

WR Rome Odunze

Height: 6'3"
Weight: 212
Arms: 31 1/4"
Hands: 9 1/4"

Showcasing his impressive skills at the combine, Rome Odunze proved why he is one of the top receivers in the draft, displaying both size and athleticism. His exceptional performance included a speedy 4.45 40-yard dash, emphasizing his quickness on the field. The vertical jump of 39" highlighted his explosive leaping ability, complemented by a 10'4" broad jump.

WR Jalen McMillan

Height: 6'1"
Weight: 197
Arms: 32 1/8"
Hands: 10"

Jalen McMillan measured in at 6'1" and 197 pounds. With arms spanning 32 1/8" and hands measuring 10", McMillan displayed a combination of size and solid physical attributes. Despite receiving an "average backup or special teamer" grade, his on-field potential shone through with a swift 4.47 40-yard dash and a 37" vertical jump and a 10'7" broad jump further emphasized his explosive athleticism.

WR Ja'Lynn Polk

Height: 6'1"
Weight: 203
Arms: 31 3/4"
Hands: 9 3/4"

Ja'Lynn Polk demonstrated his speed on the field with a solid 4.52 40-yard dash. Additionally, a 37.5" vertical jump and a 10'9" broad jump underscored his explosive athleticism, hinting at his capacity to make impactful plays. Polk's well-rounded performance positions him as a prospect with the potential to evolve into a starter at the next level.

QB Michael Penix Jr.

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 216
Arms: 33 5/8"
Hands: 10 1/2"

Penix had a solid combine and proved his potential to develop into a reliable force on the field. His measurements, combined with his skills, indicate a quarterback with the tools to lead and make an impact in the league. Despite some accuracy issues during throwing drills, Penix's performance positions him as a prospect with the promise of becoming a steady and dependable starter over time.

RB Dillon Johnson

Height: 6'0"
Weight: 217
Arms: 30"
Hands: 9 3/8"

Johnson's 4.68 40-yard dash was disappointing to some but he's never had fast straight-line speed and doesn't need to. His shiftiness, strong vision, and ability to run through defenders prove his potential role as a versatile contributor in the NFL.