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2015 NFL DRAFT

L'Damian Washington, WR

School: Missouri  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Shreveport, LA
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 195 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
174255

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.382.501.5808 329'7"4.357.19
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.432.591.59- --4.397.09

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Tall, athletic frame with easy joint flexibility...long arms and extends well to reel-in off-target throws...easy acceleration and release, wasting little time getting vertical with long strides - shows a second gear on downfield patterns...some lower body suddenness to burst out of his breaks...nice downfield adjustments, using his body well to gain position with natural body control and lean...legit deep threat and averaged 17.9 yards per catch as a senior...known as a team leader and pushes himself...good senior production with a team-best 893 receiving yards and double-digit receiving scores.

WEAKNESSES: Very thin-muscled and leaner-than-ideal for his height...needs to continue and get stronger, not as physical as he looks - added only 10 pounds since arriving in Columbia...not a natural hands-catcher and too many throws bounce off his mitts...displays some hip tightness and struggles to dip in/out of his breaks or be a consistent threat after the catch...struggles with the nuances of the position, including raw route running and poor field awareness - too many mental errors with his footwork along the sideline or at the top of his route...late to locate the ball and doesn't always appear on the same page as his QB or teammates - too much miscommunication...only average career production for a two-year starter with 100 career catches

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

A two-star WR recruit, Washington committed to Missouri over Nebraska, Minnesota and Louisiana Tech, redshirting in 2009. He saw limited playing time early in his career, but improved his production each year, becoming a starter in 2012 as a junior. Washington had his best season in 2013 as a senior, leading the team with 893 receiving yards and finishing second with 10 touchdown catches.

He is a tall drink of water with the length to match, but doesn't play with imposing strength and needs to consistently play up to his size. Washington has speed to burn as a long-strider with terrific acceleration and a few extra gears to be a big play waiting to happen vertically. He is well-respected in the locker room with a mature attitude and has handled adversity, losing both of his parents at a young age.

Washington has the height/speed combo that will likely get him drafted, but is still very rough around the edges - the obvious potential is there and makes him worthy of a draft pick, but the type of prospect that will always leave you wanting more.

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11/02/2013 - The ninth-ranked Missouri Tigers (8-1, 4-1 SEC) re-discovered their rhythm in a 31-3 win over the Tennessee Volunteers (4-5, 1-4) on Saturday. For the first time in his three games as starter, Missouri's Maty Mauk was the more experienced quarterback on the field. The Tigers' defense pressured Tennessee freshman quarterback Joshua Dobbs throughout the game in the first start of his career. Dobbs turned the ball over three times, including two interceptions.

Dobbs finished 26 of 42 for 240 yards and led the Volunteers with 45 yards rushing. After struggling against South Carolina, Mauk rebounded in a solid, albeit erratic, performance. He threw three first-half touchdown passes to help stake the Tigers a 24-3 halftime lead. Mauk completed 12 of 25 passes for 163 yards, the second straight game he finished with a completion percentage under 50 percent.

Mauk didn't reign in his scrambling ability, however, which helped Missouri's offense move down the field after stalling a week ago. Mauk ran for 114 yards on 13 carries, becoming the first Missouri quarterback to rush for over 100 yards since James Franklin in the 2011 Independence Bowl. Mauk's three touchdown passes went to three different receivers. Dorial Green-Beckham caught a 9-yard pass for a touchdown in the first quarter, and touchdowns of 26 and 40 yards to L'Damian Washington and Marcus Lucas were broken up by a 51-yard field goal by Tennessee's Michael Palardy. - The Sports Xchange

 

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