Washington is essentially a 6th offensive lineman at 6'7, 265+ lbs that can also run and catch. He's not a luxury the Jets can afford, but I can't wait to see what an NFL offense does with him.
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A unique blend of size and speed, Washington operates as a sixth offensive lineman with scary upside as a pass catching threat.
He’s been extremely vocal on how much he loves blocking and the tape backs it up. He’s impactful at it from any place on the field, with the strength to hold up inline but the athleticism to wreck defenders on the move. One play against Oregon in the red zone he drove a defender well out of bounds.
Per PFF he didn’t surrender a pressure on 28 pass blocking snaps (with matchups including Gervon Dexter and B.J. Ojulari).
As a receiver, he finished 2022 with only 26 catches for 417 yards and two touchdowns. He was not featured in Georgia’s offense, largely in part from being on the same team as Brock Bowers (the best tight end in the country). His workout at the combine, featuring spectacular sky high one handed grabs, was incredible. There is a ton of meat on the bone here for him to be a legitimate receiving threat.
Overall, Washington reminds me of a faster Mercedes Lewis. Depending on your personnel usage, he can be a game changing threat to an NFL run game. Any pass catching upside he taps into is simply an added bonus.