1. Luke Falk (6-4, 214)
2. Tyler Hilinski (6-3, 191)
3. Anthony Gordon (6-3, 185)
Falk is of course the obvious starter, but the backup spot is up for grabs in my view. With Hilinski’s knowledge and experience with the Air Raid, he figures to be the No. 2 guy going into camp. But Gordon is an unknown quantity, and how well he plays out of the gate against Pac-12 level competition should be fascinating to watch.
1. Gerard Wicks (6-0, 226)
2. Jamaal Morrow (5-9, 191)
3. Keith Harrington (5-8, 191)
4. James Williams (5-11, 195)
Probably the most talented position group for Washington State. All four of these guys have different skills that can hurt defenses, and in multiple ways. A great combination of skill, finesse, power and pure athleticism. You like competition? Focus in on the 'backs this fall camp.
1. Gabe Marks (6-0, 188)
2. Isaiah Johnson (6-3, 214)
3. Kaleb Fossum (5-10, 186)
4. Grant Porter (6-2, 185)
Gabe Marks is the guy, but WSU also needs to find out who can come in and make plays when he needs a break. Looking into my crystal ball, I see Johnson and Fossum dishing it out in fall camp.
1. Tavares Martin (6-1, 182; pictured above)
2. Kyrin Priester (6-1, 194)
3. C.J. Dimry (6-5, 202)
4. Dezmon Patmon (6-4, 202)
At this point, everyone is expecting Martin to step up, but there is plenty of talent here to fill the position. I think all four of these guys will get a fair shot at being the starter during camp.
1. River Cracraft (6-0, 203)
2. John Thompson (5-8, 192)
This figures to be a solid combination and give the team a considerable amount of depth at Y. Two strong body guys that are very consistent with their routes and hands.
1. Robert Lewis (5-9, 162)
2. Kyle Sweet (6-0, 190)
Lewis and Sweet are two different types of receivers, which can be dangerous for defenses when they are in rotation. I’m looking for Lewis to show how explosive he can be with the ball. With Sweet now having a year under his belt, I’m looking for him to get more comfortable and really start to show his playmaking ability.
1. Andre Dillard (6-5, 290)
2. Cedric Biggie-Duren (6-6, 320)
1. Cody O’Connell (6-8, 351)
2. B.J. Salmonson (6-4, 281)
1. Riley Sorenson (6-4, 327)
2. Carlos Freeman (6-3, 308) / Noah Osur-Myers (6-4, 309)
1. Eduardo Middleton (6-5, 323)
2. B.J. Salmonson (6-4, 281)
1. Cole Madison (6-5, 305)
2. Eduardo Middleton (6-5, 323)
The offensive line is a major question mark for me right now. We have a good idea about who figures to run with the 1s, but the backup spots are not nearly as defined. If any starters were to go down, right now I would expect Salmonson or Freeman to be the next guy up. That being said, the backup spots will be a major battle in fall ball, and I am definitely looking for some freshman to put themselves into the mix.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Skyler Cracraft spent the past two seasons at Washington State as a defensive back, walking on in 2014. His younger brother River is a star wideout entering his senior season. Skyler also hails from Trabuco Canyon, Calif., but prepped at Tesoro High unlike his brother (Santa Margarita High) where he posted 67 tackles with five interceptions in his senior season. Skyler is in Pullman covering the Cougs for CF.C this season.
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