Steve Sarkisian left the Washington Huskies to return to the USC Trojans as head coach, which could lead to some major changes on the Huskies roster next season. It is expected by many that a number of key contributors could be leaving Washington early in order to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft.
One of those players is running back Bishop Sankey. It is reportedly a “foregone conclusion” that Sankey will enter the draft, which would provide another talented rusher to the 2014 draft class.
Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and cornerback Marcus Peters could also join the party.
Many out west have told me it’s a forgone conclusion Bishop Sankey/RB/Washington will enter the draft. Ditto for tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, whose met with a number of agents. I’m also hearing rumblings that cornerback Marcus Peters, a redshirt sophomore who hauled in five interceptions and broke up nine more passes this season, is also giving consideration to leaving for the NFL. The question is how does the arrival of Chris Petersen play into the equation? Speculatively it could be a game changer for Peters returning, considering the success Petersen had developing cornerbacks at Boise State.
Seferian-Jenkins is the most likely of the Huskies trio to declare, but it is looking more and more like Sankey could make the leap as well.
It will be interesting to watch the decisions play out over the next few weeks before the January deadline, so be sure to stay tuned.