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Dawgman fall camp week one awards

Now that a week has come and gone and the Washington Huskies are working hard toward their September 3 opener versus Rutgers, we've seen enough to lay down an initial verdict on who is killing it so far in camp.

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We broke the awards into two categories: 

Best position player

Most improved position player

Kim Grinolds and Chris Fetters are the ones that have been to basically all the practices, so here's their report card.


Kim Grinolds 

Here are the best position players:

QB - Jake Browning. It's his team and he's turned into a leader instead of just the freshman quarterback.

RB - Myles Gaskin.  Jump cut. Enough said.

TE - Drew Sample. He does it all.

WR - John Ross III. Electric and a threat to take it to the house every catch.

OL - Trey Adams. He's huge He's nasty. He has a bad-ass mullet.

DL - Elijah Qualls. Fireplug in the middle and emotional leader.

LB - Azeem Victor. Most physical linebacker at UW since Lester Towns.

DB - Budda Baker.  Bulked up to 192 and plays center field like Earl Thomas.

Here are the most improved position players:

QB - Tony Rodriguez.  When signed he was just supposed to be a depth guy. He's in the hunt for the back up job.

RB - Myles Gaskin. He's added swagger to his game.

TE - Drew Sample. He's up to 260 and looks like an NFL player.

WR - Chico McClatcher. He's bulked up and looks fantastic.

OL - Andrew Kirkland. He was in danger of being buried on the depth chart. He's going to play a lot.

DL - Jaylen Johnson. He's up to 280 and looks great.

LB - Tevis Bartlett. He's at 230 pounds and competing for a starting job.

DB - Taylor Rapp. He's a freshman but just oozes star.


Chris Fetters 

Here are the best position players:

QB - Jake Browning - The best at the position by a country mile. The offense looks a lot different when he's in control.

RB - Myles Gaskin - Same as Browning. Offense just clicks when he's getting the rock. 

TE - Darrell Daniels - An instant mismatch every time he steps on the field. 

WR - Dante Pettis - The steady Eddie of the receiving corps. A player Browning can count on. 

OL - Coleman Shelton - The quarterback of the offensive line. It all starts with him. 

DL - Greg Gaines - His pressure inside consistently makes everyone around him look fantastic.

LB - Azeem Victor - The anchor of the front seven. As imposing a linebacker as UW has had in at least a decade. 

DB - Budda Baker - The heartbeat of the secondary. It's his show back there. 

Here are the most improved position players:

QB - Tony Rodriguez - Has made huge leaps since the end of last year. Looks comfortable in the pocket. 

RB -  Lavon Coleman - Reshaped his body and is poised to offer a thunder component to Gaskin's lightning.

TE - Drew Sample - Big offseason for Sample, who has gotten bigger, faster and stronger. The clear No. 2 TE choice now.

WR - John Ross III - We know what Ross can do with the ball in his hands. Now we're seeing him get open a lot more because of the techniques he's put into practice. 

OL - Trey Adams - It's amazing how solid the blind side looks when a healthy Adams is in the game. 

DL - Elijah Qualls - Has revamped his game to bring it from the outside. And it's working.

LB - Amandre Williams - Was just another guy in spring, but it looks like the light has gone on for the true frosh.

DB - Jordan Miller - Hard to envision Miller spending much time on the sidelines this fall. He's just gotten too good the last six months. 


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