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Receiver Might Be UW's Deepest Position

Jermaine Kearse (Kim Grinolds/Dawgman.com)

One of the things that stands out most about this year's Husky team is they simply have better overall depth. There are only 105 players allowed by NCAA rules until after you play your first game or whenever your school year starts. Washington will probably add 4-6 players after the Eastern Washington game, and that will leave them with the smallest roster of all four Northwest Pac-12 schools.

The increase in the quality of depth really applies to all positions, but it is most noticeable at receiver and safety. It is the quality of that depth that is so obvious with the wide-outs, and Receivers Coach Jimmie Dougherty probably has the best dozen or so receivers (as a group) that I have seen in years. If they simply eliminate drops, this could be the strength of the team, especially with...

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