Ok, so this one is definitely a wild card, as it’s unclear as to whether or not Washington will actually play this weekend. Many have said both he and defensive back Tykee Smith were targeting the Vanderbilt game as a return.
Coach Smart even said in his Monday press conference that they haven’t ruled out the two playing this weekend, also noting that they have been practicing with the team a lot more over the past few days.
To put it simply, Washington is a freak. He is listed as 6’7, 265 lbs., and makes defenders who go up against him look tiny.
Of his seven catches last year (which is ridiculously low), the Las Vegas native averaged 23.7 yards per catch. That production will gladly be welcomed back, especially when he is paired with another young tight end for UGA.
True freshman Brock Bowers has stepped up and played exceptionally well at the tight end position in Washington’s absence. Once Washington returns to 100%, both he and Bowers will be ridiculously good targets for JT to throw to, making an already explosive offense even more explosive.
If he is cleared to play against Vandy, I give my condolences to their secondary who will have to try and tackle this man.