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Arizona Wildcats at Washington Huskies: Ranking the Huskies’ top five players

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Washington’s Top Five Players by Ranking

Bishop Sankey's individual matchup with Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey will be worth the price of admission today

Bishop Sankey’s individual matchup with Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey will be worth the price of admission today

1. Bishop Sankey, RB, 5-10, 203, Jr., Spokane, Wash. — He enters the game as the nation’s No. 2 rusher with 148.7 yards per game. Sankey has rushed for 1,219 yards in his last seven games, an average of 152 per game. He’s rushed for 100 or more in six of the last eight and for 200 in two of his last four. Sankey is just the fourth-ever Husky to rush for 200 yards in two games, joining Corey Dillon, Napoleon Kaufman and Louis Rankin. Sankey is projected by CBSSports.com to be a second- or third-round pick in the NFL.

2. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, 6-6, 276, Jr., Fox Island, Wash. —. He was named first-team All-America by every preseason publication. Seferian-Jenkins already has the Washington school record-holder for career receptions (110), receiving yards (1,388) and TD catches (13) by a tight end. He had eight catches for 110 yards and a touchdown last year at Arizona. Seferian-Jenkins, who was a member of the Huskies’ basketball team in 2011-12, is projected to be a first-round NFL pick.

3. Keith Price, QB, 6-1, 202, Sr., Compton, Calif. — Price, who is currently No. 8 in the nation in pass efficiency, moved into the No. 3 spot in Washington career passing yards in the win at Illinois. He now has 6,832 career yards. Washington has more than 80 plays in all three games so far (85, 85, 81) because of Price’s leadership.

4. Danny Shelton, NT, 6-1, 327, Jr., Auburn, Wash. — A contributor since his freshman year, Shelton started all 13 games last season and earned first-team Academic All-Pac-12 and honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors. His 10 tackles at No. 3 LSU last season was the most by a Washington defensive lineman since 2008. Shelton is projected as a potential third-round pick in the NFL.

5. Kasen Williams, WR, 6-2, 212, Jr., Sammamish, Wash. — His 77 receptions last season were good for the No. 3 spot on the all-time Washington single-season list. He set career-highs in the Huskies’ win over No. 8 Stanford. He caught 10 passes for 129 yards and a TD vs. the Cardinal. He became the first Husky since 2003 (Reggie Williams vs. Arizona) to record double-digit receptions in a game. NFL scouts think highly enough of him to rate him a potential third-round draft pick.

WILDABOUTAZCATS.net publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He also writes blogs for Lindy’s College Sports and TucsonCitizen.com.

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