Inside the Pac-12

March 6, 2010 11:30 PM

UW Headed Towards A Bowl Game

pac10-08-icon-wash.gifWhen the 2010 season starts Washington will have the best QB in the country behind center. If Jake Locker would have left Washington and declared himself eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft it is very likely that he would have been the #1 pick in the NFL Draft. Locker has the ability to throw and run. In 2009 Locker completed 58.4% of his passes, rushed for 388 yards, threw 21 TD's and passed for 2,800 yards. The Huskies also return 1,000-yard rusher RB Chris Polk. Leading WR Jermaine Kearse (50 receptions and 8 TD's) will also return in 2010. In 2009 UW lost three games by a touchdown or less and they finished the season with a 5-7 record.

The question that needs to be answered heading into this fall is did Washington add enough talent in their recruiting class to improve the team in 2010? QB Nick Montana will learn a lot from Jake Locker this season and should be ready to take the reigns in 2011. (4 Star) RB Deontae Cooper will be able to complement Chris Polk in the backfield. (4 Star) CB Sean Parker could line up opposite CB Desmond Trufant (2 INT's). The Huskies added five LB's led by Victor Burnett. (4 Star) DE Sione Potoae biggest attribute is his strength and he should make an impact this season. Washington finished 8th in the Pac Ten in total defense and will need contributions from this recruiting class to improve their defense. The Huskies offense should be the strength of the team in 2010 and the offense will be the reason why UW makes a Bowl appearance this season.

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