Yeah same I couldn't take him earlier but he deserves to go somewhere in the first four rounds considering the amount of terrible players that are great athletes would have gone.I'm glad someone else took Washington. He was who I was referring to the other day with my height supremacy issues. The more he fell, the harder it was becoming not to take him, but as you say, he is teeny tiny. I think I read the other day he'd be the shortest defensive player taken since the combine started. Fast and a great ball player, but I couldn't have him as a single high safety in the Dallas defence. (I don't agree he's not fast Dannyreed , his closing speed/late acceleration is elite.)
I think Washington is going to come into training camp and look really exciting, like a guy who can hold a defence together by covering huge ground deep.
But because his limitations are so obvious, he's going to be a guy who is on the bubble straight away and if he doesn't make waves during training camp he may well not make his drafting team's 53. (He'll play this season for someone, but I see a big possibility of him having to take the long road.)
I don't remember - but wherever I read it actually had him as 285 and I rounded it down based on everywhere else saying 270-275.I can't find a single instance of him being listed at 280 though - everywhere from before his Pro-Day lists him as being 270 (i.e. Pitt's own website, ESPN, Sports-Reference, wikipedia, PFF etc). Where did you get the idea that he was?