The Washington Huskies will be represented well at the 2012 Senior Bowl and each of their former players will look to boost their draft stock with a strong performance. Between Chris Polk, Senio Kelemete and Alameda Ta'Amu, the Huskies should see at least three players have their names called at the NFL Draft, if not more. Here is what to watch for on Saturday afternoon.
Chris Polk is currently ranked among the top-tier of running backs and many think he will be selected in either the second or third round. While he lacks the breakaway speed that scouts tend to like with their running back prospects, Polk does an excellent job protecting the football and runs hard on every single play. A big performance in the game and workout drills could propel him as high as the early second round.
As for offensive lineman Senio Kelemete, many view him as a third or fourth round pick. All eyes will be on his injured ankle to ensure its health and that Kelemete has regained all of his strength in the area. Should he continue to impress at workouts and in the game, he could potentially be a late-second round pick.
Alameda Ta'Amu had quite the career at Washington, although he has reportedly struggled thus far in workouts in front of NFL scouts. A defensive tackle with a nose for the ball, some worry about his ability to be effective against the larger offensive linemen he will face on a weekly basis in the pros. Most believe he will be a fourth round pick when it is all said and done.