BIO: Two-year starter who collected 102/2/14 last season after junior totals of 80/1/10. Began his career as an offensive halfback.
POSITIVES: Good-sized safety effective defending the run. Quickly moves up the field to attack the ball carrier and goes for the knockout blow. Effective covering between the hashes and displays a burst of closing speed as well as suddenness to his game.
NEGATIVES: Marginal cover skills and a late reactor. Takes poor angles to the play, comes in from the side and does not always face up ball carriers. Ducks his head and misses tackles.
ANALYSIS: Physically, Washington is an impressive prospect who plays with explosion and straight-line speed. Must round out his game and improve his pass-cover skills to become a complete safety.