Chris Petersen's staff released the first official 2016 Football Roster today, and here at UW Dawg Pound we are quick to dig into it.
The first thing that jumped out to all of us was the first official evidence that Jeff Lindquist is now a Tight End... because, you know, we can never stop talking about Jeff. Equally notable is the move from TE to WR for former Gonzaga basketball player Connor Griffin, who has dropped 10 pounds.
Joe Mathis is now listed as an Outside Linebacker instead of Defensive End, which can get everyone talking BUCK for the next five and a half months. Ben Burr-Kirven is up in weight from 201 to 215, as everyone had hoped and expected. Redshirt Freshmen Linebackers Jusstis Warren, D.J. Beavers, and Kyler Manu have put on additional weight as expected. Amandre Williams is listed on the roster, which obviously means he will be involved in spring activities and will bolster a deep linebacking core.
Several Offensive Linemen including Jake Eldrenkamp, Shane Brostek, and Michael Kneip have shed some pounds, while Andrew Kirkland and Matt James got bigger.
JoJo McIntosh and incoming freshman Taylor Rapp will be competeing for the Strong Safety position and have each added over 10 pounds.
Elijah Qualls is up 10 pounds, while Vita Vea lost 11. Check out the complete list of eye-catchers below:
Who Beefed up? Who Slimmed Down?
|Taylor Rapp||DB||195 (HS)||206|
|Amandre Williams||LB||210 (HS)||223|