Also Saturday, the Huskies will host their fifth annual Husky Combine event, which is open to the public.
The Huskies’ top two NFL draft prospects, Vita Vea and Dante Pettis, aren’t expected to do much, if anything, during the on-field workouts at Washington’s Pro Day workout on Saturday morning.
Injuries limited Vea and Pettis during the NFL Scouting Combine last weekend in Indianapolis. Vea, a 347-pound defensive lineman projected as a top-15 draft pick, ran a strong 5.10-second 40-yard dash on Sunday morning but also tweaked a hamstring during the combine. There probably isn’t much for him to gain by running through more drills on campus Saturday.
Pettis, a wide receiver projected to go as high as the second round, is still recovering from an ankle injury he suffered early in the Huskies’ Apple Cup victory over Washington State in November. He was limited to just a few snaps in the Fiesta Bowl, his final game in a UW uniform.
“It sucked a little bit,” Pettis said last weekend. “You never want to get hurt especially at the end of the year when you’ve got one game left. But at the end of the day I had one game left. I had a month to kind of let it rest before that game so while the timing wasn’t ideal it was probably a best-case scenario for that injury.”
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Pettis said the ankle “pretty close” to being healed. “Hopefully next few weeks I’ll be 100 percent.’’
Vea and Pettis were two of the seven Huskies invited to the NFL combine, joined by linebacker Keishawn Bierria, running back Lavon Coleman, tight end Will Dissly, center Coleman Shelton and linebacker Azeem Victor.
At UW’s Pro Day Saturday, safety Ezekiel Turner and offensive lineman Andrew Kirkland are among UW’s other NFL hopefuls expected to work out for scouts. The Pro Day workout is closed to the public.
On Saturday afternoon, the Huskies will host their fifth annual Husky Combine event — essentially a Pro Day for current players. That workout is open to the public, beginning at 2 p.m.