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Who will redshirt for UW in 2018?

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  1. seahawksfan234

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    Saw this question posed on a Facebook group I'm on and I figured this could be an interesting topic up for debate.

    Here are my predictions:

    Low probability of redshirting:

    - Brandon Kaho, ILB: With Keishawn Bierria graduating, the Huskies will have a hole at ILB. Kaho is considered a 5* prospect by 247 and seems to have the size and skill set ready to make a difference right away.

    - Tuli Letuligasenoa, DT: Given that UW is pretty thin at DT I expect that either Tuli or Sam Taimani will be starting at DT next to Gaines in 2018. That being said, Tuli is about 38lbs heavier than he was listed at in high school after suffering an injury. I could be looking too much into it, but I have mild concerns he could be out of shape. Hope I'm wrong, because if I am, he could be an impact player right away.

    - Sam Taimani, DT: Even if Tuli is somewhat out of shape right now, I assume that both Tuli and Taimani will both see significant snaps at DT in 2018. Both have the size and athleticism to make a difference right away.

    - Marquis Spiker, WR: Was a stud in college and I expect him to perhaps be a starter in 2018 with the departure of Dante Pettis and the mediocre play of the other UW WRs behind him.

    - Austin Osborne, WR: See above.

    50/50:

    - Devin Culp, TE:
    I put him here primarily because of depth issues. With Will Dissly graduating, the Huskies should have an open spot available behind Drew Sample and Hunter Bryant.

    - Kyler Gordon, DB: This one is mostly because The News Tribune speculates that he could return punts for the Huskies. Right now UW is pretty deep at DB, but I could see Gordon making a push due to special teams ability.

    Wildcard:

    - Zion Tupuola-Fetui, DE:
    I list him because the Huskies lacked a serious edge rush in 2017 and despite him not being all that loved by the people who rate these players, I know some really like his natural athleticism. He could be a surprise contributor in 2018 IMO.

    As good as the rest are, I have to imagine because of depth issues, these will be the guys who don't redshirt or see playing time. Obviously it will depend on how well they prove themselves in practice, but as of right now these are the guys I assume will be redshirted or see limited snaps if they're not. What does everyone else think?
     



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    Julius Irvin I think is actually another guy who might not redshirt with JoJo McIntosh being a senior and Taylor Rapp being a projected 1st or 2nd round pick in the 2019 draft. May be prudent to get him some snaps if he earns it.
     
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    I don't see Osborne or Spiker redshirting at all. There big physical wide outs that have been lacking in this program for a while. If they come in and catch the ball thrown to them at spring and fall camps there is no reason to keep them off the field this season
     
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    I agree.

    Although for whatever reason, there seems to be a learning curve at WR. Even then, I could see either of them leading the team in receiving yards in 2018.

    Just saw this, they might be following our boards:

    Washington’s 2018 recruits are officially signed. Which will we see play this season as true freshmen?
     
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    The plus side for both is they have that NFL make up, big frame sure hands...
    Jones has the same, was suspect at times last year and that just comes down to Jake and them throwing the ball around outside of practice and getting the feel for each other...