In what has been a pretty cool feature leading up to the NFL draft, former Washington quarterback Keith Price has been writing a regular diary for USA Today. His latest installment discusses his childhood, his hometown of Compton, Calif., and lays out his plans for Pro Day, which will be held at UW on Wednesday.
From the story:
My pro day finally is coming up Wednesday. I’ve been going over the script with some of my receivers and my backs, and my private coach, Steve Calhoun, will be running it. We ran an NFL-type scheme, so I’m going to show all the deep digs and posts and timing routes to show some of my accuracy and incorporate all of that stuff we were doing during my time at UW.
I’m probably going to do close to 60 throws. It’s a lot, but it’s got to be done. I’ll be throwing to Kevin Smith, James Johnson, Jonathan Amosa, Antavius Sims and of course Bishop Sankey, who I think is going to be an awesome player. We’re excited, man. It’s a time where guys get to showcase their talents and what we’ve been working on the past three months or so.
— This NJ.com draft preview focusing on receivers and tight ends includes a bit of criticism of former UW tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
From the story:
“He’s more overrated and a bigger pain in the (butt) than the other guy,” the personnel man said. “And he blocks like a wide receiver. I don’t want any part of him.”
“There’s great size, but he’s a little lazy,” the executive said. “I’m not sure where he goes.”
— This is a few days old, but Seth Koellen takes a look at the “fall of the Romar empire,” as the Seattle Weekly calls it.
— The Final Four is set: Kentucky, Florida, Wisconsin and Connecticut. Here’s a look at the updated standings for our TNT Bracket Challenge.
— Also, a note that Washington resumes spring football practices on Tuesday morning at 8. UW will practice each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for the next three weeks, concluding its spring workouts with a 1 p.m. “Spring Preview” on April 19. That session will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks.
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