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Midweek Debate: Who will be the Huskies’ second leading receiver?

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Myles Gaskin looks ready to prove that he is an accomplished pass catcher

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Dante Pettis was the only Washington Huskies’ wide receiver with more than one catch in last Friday’s game. A tight end (Drew Sample) had three. One running back (Lavon Coleman) had a pair of grabs and a score. Another running back (Myles Gaskin) led the team with 5 catches for 79 yards. Gaskin also found paydirt with an over the shoulder snag on the first play of the 4th quarter that any wide receiver would be proud of.

We knew heading into the season that Pettis would almost certainly lead the team in receptions, yards and touchdown catches. But after Pettis, which WR will be the next most dependable for quarterback Jake Browning? Perhaps it’s not a wide receiver at all. Maybe that player is Gaskin. Two of his five grabs were down-the-field pass receptions, and not easy catches at all.

Last season, Gaskin had just 19 receptions, most of which were traditional RB screen/swing passes. Six of those catches (and 64 of his 137 receiving yards) came in the final two games of the season. He looks like he has worked on pass catching, and who can blame him? At his size, if he wants a realistic chance to excel at the next level he will need to prove that he is a serious, consistent threat to catch the football.

Is Brayden Lenius really back (was he ever good?) Will one of the diminutive sophomores step up? Can Chico McClatcher make the tough grabs? Is it time to see what Jordan Chin or one of the true freshmen have to offer? Did Drew Sample just flash or is he a legit weapon?

This week’s debate:

Who will be the Huskies’ second leading pass-catcher in receptions, yards and TDs? Answer the poll question regarding yardage, and comment on who might lead the team in the other receiving categories.

Poll

Assuming Pettis leads the team, who will have the 2nd most receiving yards?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Myles Gaskin
    (97 votes)
  • 32%
    Chico McClatcher
    (558 votes)
  • 35%
    Quinten Pounds
    (609 votes)
  • 3%
    Aaron Fuller
    (66 votes)
  • 7%
    Brayden Lenius
    (132 votes)
  • 7%
    Drew Sample
    (119 votes)
  • 6%
    Andre Baccellia
    (114 votes)
1695 votes total Vote Now