The 5 most underrated Cougs

DEVOUT WASHINGTON STATE FANS know their value but they don’t always get the wider recognition they should. These are our picks for the five most underrated 2016 Cougs.

1. Parker Henry
A former walk on, Henry just keeps quietly plugging away at the nickel back spot.  In the opinion of CF.C correspondent Tyler Baker, he finished the spring at the top of the depth chart. Henry was fourth on the team in tackles this past season (71) with 36 solo stops.


2. Riley Sorenson
The WSU center is gaining more recognition having just been named to the Rimington spring watch list but he's quietly become one of the best centers in the Pac-12. His absence vs. Colorado and in the Sun Bowl was keenly felt and Luke Falk's pocket was less secure.


3. Eduardo Middleton
The Cougar left guard doesn’t get any love from Pac-12 coaches, but the AP picked him first team all-conference last season, and with good reason. The spring also showed flexing him out to tackle, should injury strike, might be WSU's best option.


4. Charleston White
He started only two games last season at corner but this spring showed emerged as a valuable, multi-dimensional producer -- at both corner and safety.


5. Robert Lewis
With Gabe Marks and River Cracraft (deservedly) getting so much attention, it's easy to overlook Lewis.  But he's shown an ability to produce in the clutch and was the Cougs' fourth-leading receiver last season with 43 grabs.



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