Notably, UW receiver Jaydon Mickens and running back Dwayne Washington were not invited to the NFL combine.
A year after sending some of the top talent to the NFL combine, the Washington Huskies will have just two representatives at the scouting showcase in Indianapolis this month.
Outside linebackers Travis Feeney and Cory Littleton, the Huskies’ sack leaders in 2015, have been invited to participate in the combine. Notably, receiver Jaydon Mickens, running back Dwayne Washington, tight end Joshua Perkins and defensive end Taniela Tupou did not receive invitations.
Last year, four former Huskies took part in the combine, and Danny Shelton, Marcus Peters, Shaq Thompson and Hau’oli Kikaha all wound up being drafted in the first 44 picks.
This year, Feeney is considered the Huskies’ best draft prospect, with analysts projecting him as a mid- to late-round pick.
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Lance Zierlein, a draft analyst for NFL.com, writes that Feeney has “worked hard to transform his body from safety to linebacker, but is still lacking the frame and strength to consistently hold his ground at the point of attack. Feeney’s competitiveness and ability to play in space could help him transition into a more natural role of 4-3 WILL linebacker and his coverage talent on special teams gives him a shot to break camp on the 53.”
Washington State offensive tackle Joe Dahl also was invited.
The combine runs from Feb. 23-29.