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Blue 42: Which UW Huskies senior has most to gain at NFL Combine?

Feb 28, 2019, 7:00 AM | Updated: 11:10 am
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Running back Myles Gaskin led the UW Huskies to their 15th Rose Bowl appearance. (AP)
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Of the nine UW Huskies invited to this year’s NFL combine, 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock Huard believes one player in particular can take a jump in the draft with a stellar performance.

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“I think it’s probably Myles Gaskin,” Huard said during the Blue 42 segment of a recent edition of Brock and Salk. “If Myles goes and destroys it in the agility tests – if he jumps 35/38 inches, if he runs the 40-yard dash in the high 4.4os, if he really distinguishes himself in any way physically – the tape is off the charts. He’s the most productive running back in the history of this school. I would argue that, alongside their defense, with his legs they got to a Rose Bowl, they got to a Fiesta Bowl, and they got to a national semifinal. And they don’t get anywhere close without him. I think he was a major, major cog in that.

“So, while he is maybe a mid-rounder, a fourth- or fifth-round selection right now, in a running back class that’s got a lot of very similar guys, I think he’s got the most to gain if he really blows it up physically.”

In four years at Washington, Gaskin rushed for 5,323 yards and 57 touchdowns. He became the first player in Pac-12 history – and just the 10th player in FBS history – to rush for at least 1,000 yards in four consecutive seasons.

Listen to Huard’s entire Blue 42 segment, in which he also fields questions about the Seahawks’ strength and condition staff changes, in the audio clip embedded above.

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