Discussion in 'Draft Day Zone' started by Hostile, Apr 22, 2005.
Raiders select...Fabian Washington, CB Nebraska.
Jackson,, Miller, or Washington---which one do they want?
Chaning Crowder for the spot.
Roddy White maybe...
Justin Miller, Oatland does need a replacement CB.
Replacing Buchanon is a need though.
Fabian Washington, CB, Nebraska
Height: 5:10.3 Weight: 183
Overview: Washington was a mainstay in the Husker secondary for each of his three seasons in the Nebraska program. The Florida native earned a starting job as a true freshman and was a key performer for the Blackshirts for three consecutive seasons. Washington earned third-team All-Big 12 Conference honors in 2003, and picked up second-team all-league honors as a junior from the Austin American-Statesman. Washington was a Super Prep All-American at Bayshore (Bradenton, Fla.) High School, where he was widely regarded as the top defensive back to come out of Florida in 2001. He was a standout cornerback and return man, with 60 tackles, 14 pass breakups and four interceptions as a senior. He scored 10 touchdowns, including five on kick returns. Washington had three interceptions and 12 pass deflections as a junior. He was a four-year starter at corner, a two-year starter at wide receiver and served as the backup quarterback. He earned first-team All-State honors as a senior from the Florida High School Coaches Association. Washington also played small forward for his basketball team and placed third in the state in the 100 meters as a junior and was district champion as a senior. Washington started 11 games in his first year with Nebraska, setting school freshman season records for pass deflections (13) and interceptions (four) to earn Freshman All-American honors from The Sporting News. He totaled 49 tackles (34 solos), caused two fumbles and recovered another in 2002. He earned All-Big 12 Conference third-team honors from the league's coaches while starting every game at left cornerback in 2003. Washington was in on a career-high 55 tackles (36 solos) with three stops for losses, 10 pass break-ups and four interceptions. Fabian again lined up at left cornerback, picking up All-Big 12 second-team accolades as a junior. He accounted for 41 tackles (27 solos), three interceptions and 15 pass deflections, two shy of the school season-record seventeen pass break-ups by DeJuan Groce in 2000. Washington closed out his Blackshirts career with 35 starts in 37 games. He registered 145 tackles (97 solos) with seven stops for losses of 15 yards, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He intercepted eleven passes and deflected 38 others. Only Josh Bullocks (13, 2002-04), Bret Clark (13, 1982-84) and Dana Stephenson (14, 1967-69) had more interceptions in a career at Nebraska. His 38 pass breakups rank fourth all-time in school annals behind Groce (41, 1999-2002), Keyou Craver (41, 1998-2001) and Ralph Brown (50, 1996-99).
Analysis: Positives... Shows adequate toughness and handles his assignments with good urgency... Has very good ability to change direction and shift gears while running... Can reel in the slack in a hurry, showing fluid hips and quickness in transition... Not fooled by play action and it does not take him long to digest the plays... Has the ability to plant with a quick burst to close and has that second gear needed to step in front of the wide receiver... Has good timed speed to trail receivers... Can mirror and adjust to receivers' movements and has adequate toughness to compete for the ball in the air... Has good overall coverage skills and can run with most receivers down field... Shows no problems flipping and turning his hips and is smooth in transition... Adequate in getting his head turned around... Not reluctant to fill the rush lanes, but lacks bulk... Shows good concentration to secure the interception... Has very good change of direction agility to get an early break on the ball.
Negatives... Needs to get more physical and aggressive in his play... Marginal tackler who will uncoil, but does a poor job of wrapping up... Does not use his hands with force to press and jam at the line and this lets receivers dictate the route process... Will step up to lend support vs. the run, but unless he gets a clear lane, he is quickly washed out of the play due to poor strength to take on the bigger blockers.
Agility tests: 4.48 in the 40-yard dash... 35-inch vertical jump... 310-pound bench press.
High school: Attended Bayshore (Bradenton, Fla.) High School, playing football for coach Raymond Woodie... Super Prep All-American and widely regarded as the top defensive back to come out of Florida in 2001... Standout cornerback and return man totaled 60 tackles with 14 pass break-ups and four interceptions as a senior... Scored 10 touchdowns, including five on kick returns... Had three interceptions and 12 pass break-ups as a junior... Four-year starter at cornerback, a two-year starter at wide receiver and served as the backup quarterback... Earned first-team All-State honors as a senior from the Florida High School Coaches Association... Also played small forward for his basketball team and placed third in the state in the 100 meters as a junior and was the district champ as a senior.
Personal: Sociology major... Son of Chandra Washington... Born on 6/09/83... Resides in Bradenton, Florida.
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