The competition remains strong at wide receiver and cornerback.
A look at the Huskies’ two-deep (plus a few more) after the first two weeks of fall camp:
Jake Browning, jr., 6-2, 210
K.J. Carta-Samuels, jr., 6-2, 221
Daniel Bridge-Gadd, rs-fr., 6-2, 211
Jake Haener, fr., 6-0, 193
Comment: Behind Browning, there’s clear separation between Carta-Samuels and the two freshmen. Carta-Samuels is the only other QB on the roster with game experience, and he’s having the best camp of his career. Bridge-Gadd is the best running threat in the group, and has drawn praise this month for his improved patience in the pocket. The defense has picked on the strong-armed Haener at times during camp, but that’s to be expected for a true freshman against an elite defense.
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Myles Gaskin, jr., 5-10, 191
Lavon Coleman, sr., 5-11, 225
Kamari Pleasant, rs-fr., 6-0, 194
Sean McGrew, rs-fr., 5-7, 169
Salvon Ahmed, fr., 5-11, 189
Comment: The Huskies have never had a pair of running backs rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. That could change this year with Gaskin and Coleman.
Dante Pettis, sr., 6-1, 195
Brayden Lenius, jr., 6-5, 230
Quinten Pounds, rs-so., 5-11, 177
Chico McClatcher, jr., 5-7, 181
Aaron Fuller, so., 5-10, 187
Andre Baccellia, rs-so., 5-10, 171
Ty Jones, fr., 6-4, 209
Comment: When you add Salvon Ahmed into the mix, the Huskies are eight-deep at receiver. Last year, only four receivers finished the season with more than 10 catches. Figure Browning will spread the wealth much more this season.
Trey Adams, jr., 6-8, 327
Henry Bainivalu, fr.,6-5, 298
Andrew Kirkland, sr., 6-4, 321
Jesse Sosebee, jr., 6-5, 312
Coleman Shelton, sr., 6-4, 299
Matt James, jr., 6-5, 276
Nick Harris, so., 6-1, 293
Devin Burleson, rs-so., 6-8, 327
Kaleb McGary, jr., 6-7, 318
Henry Roberts, rs-so., 6-6, 300
Comment: This does not include redshirt freshman Luke Wattenberg, out with an arm injury. He could emerge as the sixth man on the line when healthy. Roberts is a strong candidate for that “super sub” role, too. He’s been playing both guard and tackle in camp.
Drew Sample, jr., 6-5, 259
Will Dissly, sr., 6-4, 267
David Ajamu, sr., 6-5, 245
Hunter Bryant, fr., 6-2, 239
Michael Neal, rs-so., 6-4, 240
Comment: Sample and Dissly will often be on the field together in two-tight-end formations. Both are capable pass-catchers, but their strength is blocking. Bryant has the ability to dazzle downfield, and Neal has put in extra work while coming back from a knee injury.
Greg Gaines, jr., 6-2, 322
Shane Bowman, jr., 6-4, 303
Vita Vea, jr., 6-5, 340
Ricky McCoy, so., 6-2, 292
Jaylen Johnson, jr., 6-3, 298
Levi Onwuzurike, rs-fr., 6-2, 290
Comment: Onwuzurike had been stellar at times in camp, and Bowman looks like he’ll be a regular part of the rotation. Beyond them, the depth here is a question mark.
Benning Potoa’e, rs-so., 6-3, 278
Jusstis Warren, rs-so., 6-2, 252
Tevis Bartlett, jr., 6-2, 234
Connor O’Brien, sr., 6-3, 236
Azeem Victor, sr., 6-3, 231
DJ Beavers, rs-so., 6-0, 230
Brandon Wellington, so., 5-11, 223
Keishawn Bierria, sr., 6-1, 223
Ben Burr-Kirven, jr., 6-0, 222
Sean Constantine, sr., 6-2, 231
Comment: Potoa’e and Warren have been playing “down,” as a defensive end, as often as they’ve lined up at OLB. Depending on the matchup each week, we could see Victor and/or Bierria used more in a pass-rushing role this season.
Jordan Miller, jr., 6-1, 184
Austin Joyner, rs-so., 5-10, 182
Byron Murphy, rs-fr., 5-11, 175
Elijah Molden, fr., 5-10, 186
Taylor Rapp, so., 6-0, 212
Myles Bryant, so., 5-8, 180
Jojo McIntosh, jr., 6-1, 219
Brandon McKinney, fr., 6-0, 191
Ezekiel Turner, sr., 6-2, 214
Isaiah Gilchrist, rs-fr., 5-10, 203
Comment: There’s more competition at cornerback than anywhere else on the roster. There’s little doubt Murphy and Miller will start at Rutgers, but Joyner and Bryant, in particular, have been making a strong case for bigger roles during camp.
Joel Whitford., so., 6-3, 224
Race Porter., rs-fr., 6-1, 178
Tristan Vizcaino, sr., 6-2, 202
Van Soderberg, rs.-fr., 6-0, 197
Comment: As noted Monday, special teams should again be a strong point for this team.