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2015 NFL DRAFT

Brandon Washington, OG

School: Miami (Fla.)  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Miami, FL
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 320 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
11473-4
Latest News
04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Eagles' picks: Round 6/200 - Brandon Washington, G, 6-3 320, Miami...After thriving inside two years ago, Washington moved outside to tackle last season and struggled, which was a big reason he lasted this long. Eagles plan to move him back inside. - The Sports Xchange

04/02/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT TOP OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: *Brandon Washington, Miami, 6-3, 320...Washington is a stout, get-it-done lineman who played guard and tackle at Miami and will play inside at the next level. He is one of four siblings raised by his single mother in a tough Miami neighborhood, where he played three years at Edison High then finished on Miami Northwestern's talented national championship team. Rated one of the top preps in the country, Washington needed to attend Milford (N.Y.) Academy to become academically eligible for Miami. He has improved each year and is a brutal blocker on runs, but still needs work to recognize variables presented by various alignments and pass-rush techniques. At Miami, he started 15 games at left guard his first two years and 12 at left tackle last season. He was penalized only eight times in 1,727 offensive snaps. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

02/23/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT PRE-COMBINE TOP 64: 40. *Brandon Washington, OG, Miami, 6-4, 320, 2...Washington is a stout, no-nonsense, get-it-done lineman who played guard and tackle at Miami but will move inside at the next level. He is one of four siblings raised by his single mother in a tough Miami neighborhood, where he first played three years at Edison High then finished on Miami Northwestern's National championship team. Rated one of the top preps in the country, Washington needed to attend Milford (N.Y.) Academy to become academically eligible for Miami. He has improved each year and is a brutal blocker on runs, but still needs work recognizing variables presented by various pass rushers. At Miami he started 15 games at left guard his first two years and 12 at left tackle last season. - Frank Cooney - The Sports Xchange, NFL Draft Scout

01/11/2012 - The NFL's Player Association raised some eyebrows back in November with the announcement that it would sponsor a post-season all-star game and invite underclassmen as well as top-ranked senior prospects to participate. In the past, the NFL had generally been unwilling to recognize all-star games that catered to underclassmen for fear that it would be perceived that the game or the league was attempting to push amateur athletes into the professioanl ranks too soon. The changing NFL landscape in which many of the top prospects are underclassmen, however, has led all-star games to consider other alternatives to boost interest. All-star games have toyed with this notion in the past. I attended the East-West Shrine Game practices back in 2004 when that prestigious all-star game allowed Stanford defensive tackle Amon Gordon to participate despite the fact that he was only a junior. While allowing underclassmen to participate may drive better attendance during the game, itself, it also guarantees that no NFL scouts will be attending the practices. NFL personnel are prohibited in attending all-star practices or games in which underclassmen are participating. The fact that scouts won't be on hand to evaluate prospects, however, won't keep the players from participating. Scouts, after all, will get their hands on the practice and game tape, regardless. The NFLPA game, to be held in the Home Depot Center in Carson, California on January 21, is apparently carrying through with their promise to invite underclassmen. On Monday, Miami junior offensive lineman Brandon Washington was among the nine players the NFLPA Game announced on their Facebook page as having accepted an invitations. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/10/2012 - The NFL has barred scouts from attending a Jan. 21 bowl game organized by the players' association, upsetting the union. A league rule prohibits team scouts from being at practices or games of a college all-star game that includes underclassmen. The NFLPA Collegiate All-Star game at Carson, Calif., will include underclassmen who have given up their eligibility and declared for the draft. One junior already committed is offensive lineman Brandon Washington of Miami, Fla. "The NFLPA could consider any group boycott as maybe a violation of antitrust laws," union spokesman George Atallah said Monday. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said he knew of no discussions to amend the rule. The union consulted with the NCAA before setting up the game to ensure it was not violating any eligibility issues. In a letter to the union obtained by The Associated Press, the NCAA said "in this instance ... the cost of travel, meals and apparel are permissible expenses related to the NFLPA event." Reasoning that players who have declared for the draft-the deadline is Jan. 15, with players allowed to withdraw their names until Jan. 18-have given up their eligibility, the union decided to invite them to its game. "Typically, the NCAA doesn't approve or endorse events such as these," NCAA spokesman Christopher Radford said. "However, the NFLPA did reach out to discuss NCAA rules impacting eligibility prior to sending invitations out for this all-star event." The game will be televised by NBC Sports Network. - AP Sports

12/16/2011 - Of the two newest underclassmen leaving Coral Gables, Washington is the more highly regarded pro prospect. The 6-4, 320 pound Washington has starred for the Hurricanes at left tackle and left guard. Though he played well outside at tackle this season, most project him back inside at guard in the NFL. Washington has a short, stock build. He is surprisingly light on his feet and plays with intensity and physicality. The feeling among scouts is that Washington could play outside at the next level, but he could become a Pro Bowl caliber guard. Washington had previously told members of the media that he was returning to school, explaining that he had not even petitioned the NFL for a grade, was excited about the progress Miami was making and was committed to earning the college degree that no one else in his family had previously attained. The lure of NFL dollars, however, must have proven too much for Washington. He is currently behind only Stanford's David DeCastro (who also is leaving school early) among NFLDraftScout.com's 2013 guard prospects. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/16/2011 - Miami officials announced Friday that offensive lineman Brandon Washington and defensive end Olivier Vernon are skipping their final college seasons for the NFL draft. Washington was one of nine players to start all 12 games for the Hurricanes this past season. Miami has now had five underclassmen declare for the 2012 draft, including running back Lamar Miller, wide receiver Tommy Streeter and defensive lineman Marcus Forston. Vernon was suspended for the first six games this season after an investigation showed he took extra benefits from a former booster during the recruiting process. He had 18 tackles in six games this season with the Hurricanes. Miami is losing two other offensive line starters to graduation, along with quarterback Jacory Harris and top linebacker Sean Spence. - AP Sports

12/07/2011 - The "open season" date for agents to begin recruiting underclassmen as possible early entrants into the 2012 NFL draft is Thursday, December 1st. At least one possible top 50 pick isn't waiting that long to announce that the agents might as well not even bother; he's returning for his senior season. Miami offensive lineman Brandon Washington, a 6-4, 330 pound junior with high level starting experience at left tackle and left guard, told beat writers that he's coming back. "Yes, I'm going to be here," Washington said emphatically, adding "because I see the change in the program, I see the change in the kids and I see how everybody's buying in." Washington hadn't received the national attention of a David DeCastro (Stanford) or a Cordy Glenn (Georgia), but like these two men, he was being projected as a possible first round pick. Washington claims that he may not even submit his name for a grade from the NFL Advisory Committee because he is so firm with his decision. He cited the fact that in returning to school, he'd be on pace to graduate - an accomplishment that no one in his family had previously been able to do. Though Washington played well outside at tackle, most project him back inside at guard in the NFL. Washington has a short, stock build. He is surprisingly light on his feet and plays with intensity and physicality. The feeling among scouts is that Washington could play outside at the next level, but he could become a Pro Bowl caliber guard. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

09/22/2011 - Junior OL Brandon Washington has had his versatility on display this season. After playing his first two years at guard, Washington started the opener at Maryland at right tackle. Against Ohio State, however, he was flipped to the left side at tackle. - The Sports Xchange

08/09/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON ALL-ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE TEAM (MEDIA): OG Brandon Washington, Miami (28), Senior, has been selected to the 2011 Preseason All-ACC Football team in voting conducted by the media at the annual ACC Football Kickoff. Washington started all 13 games for the Canes at right guard as a sophomore last season. He recorded 56 pancakes, 11 lumberjacks and was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week on two occasions (at Duke, 10/16; vs. Virginia Tech, 11/20). His best performance - and the best performance of any UM offensive lineman all season - came at Pittsburgh on Sept. 23, when he graded out at 99 percent in a 31-3 victory for the Hurricanes. - Miami football

07/13/2011 - 2011 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Brandon Washington, G, Miami, (1st Team All-ACC, leader of experienced line in Miami), has been selected to the Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason watch list for the 2011 college football season. Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense of defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, and linebackers who set up no father than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. This is the 42nd year that the Rotary Lombardi Award has named the nation's college lineman of the year. - The Rotary Lombardi Award Committee

07/11/2011 - 2011 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Brandon Washington, Miami, G, has been selected one of 65 players named to Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Outland Trophy goes to the best interior lineman in college football, presented annually since 1946 and is the third oldest award in major college football. Washington enters his junior season after finishing 2010 with the second most tackles on the team (56). Last season, the offensive lineman was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Offensive Line of the Week twice after both the Virginia Tech and Duke games and was also an All-ACC First Team selection. If awarded, Washington would become the third Hurricane to be honored with the award after Bryant McKinnie (2001) and Russell Maryland (1990). If granted, the award would also give Miami the most all-time Outland Trophy award recipients in the ACC with three. UM is currently tied for first with the University of Maryland for most Outland Trophy winners in the ACC with two each. Miami ranks first among ACC schools on the preseason watch list with two selections. Seven ACC players total were selected for the 65-person list. - Miami football

 
Latest News
04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Eagles' picks: Round 6/200 - Brandon Washington, G, 6-3 320, Miami...After thriving inside two years ago, Washington moved outside to tackle last season and struggled, which was a big reason he lasted this long. Eagles plan to move him back inside. - The Sports Xchange

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