Washington RB Bishop Sankey to enter NFL Draft

Bishop Sankey is a projected second round draft pick
Bishop Sankey is a projected second round draft pick. (USATSI)

It looks like Bishop Sankey has played his last game at Washington, as ESPN's Joe Schad is reporting that Sankey will forego his senior season to enter the NFL Draft, and it's hard to blame him for the decision.

"The time is right," Sankey said. "I've proven what I needed to prove. I have to look at the position I play and the number of carries."

Sankey, who rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns in Washington's Fight Hunger Bowl victory over Brigham Young, finished the 2013 season with 1,870 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also caught 28 passes for another 304 yards and a touchdown.

In his three year career at Washington Sankey rushed for 3,496 yards, had 567 receiving yards and scored 38 touchdowns.

As Sankey alluded to, as a running back it's generally better to get to the NFL as quickly as possible if you have a good chance of being drafted, and CBSSports.com has Sankey ranked as the third overall running back in this draft class, and he's a projected second round pick.

So when you combine that with the fact there will be an entire new coaching staff at Washington next season, it's very hard to disagree with Sankey's decision.

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