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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.

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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.

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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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