The competition remains strong at wide receiver and cornerback.

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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.

Running back
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.

Wide receiver

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.

Offensive line

Left tackle
Trey Adams, jr., 6-8, 327
Henry Bainivalu, fr.,6-5, 298

Left guard
Andrew Kirkland, sr., 6-4, 321
Jesse Sosebee, jr., 6-5, 312

Coleman Shelton, sr., 6-4, 299
Matt James, jr., 6-5, 276

Right guard
Nick Harris, so., 6-1, 293
Devin Burleson, rs-so., 6-8, 327

Right tackle
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.

Tight end
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.


Defensive line

Nose tackle
Greg Gaines, jr., 6-2, 322
Shane Bowman, jr., 6-4, 303

Defensive tackle
Vita Vea, jr., 6-5, 340
Ricky McCoy, so., 6-2, 292

Defensive end
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

Free safety
Jojo McIntosh, jr., 6-1, 219
Brandon McKinney, fr., 6-0, 191

Strong safety
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.