Huskies Going Pro?
The new starting quarterback has played so well that people are forgetting about Jake Locker in a hurry.
Price’s success is a far cry from what was expected of him in Husky Nation entering the season.
Whether you agree or not, I even heard whispers that Polk could be a first-rounder as recently as the summer. But I doubt anyone believes that today. Polk is being talked up as middle-round pick. Is it his fault? Price’s? And is there time to recover?
Though people were worried about him after offseason knee surgery, Polk’s numbers haven’t in fact declined.
He’s averaging 122 rushing yards per game; he’s hit the century mark in four of five starts; he averages 5.3 yards per carry compared to 5.4 last year; and he’s on pace to shatter his personal bests for catches and receiving yards.
Ultimately, Polk isn’t playing any worse. The only reason he seems to be toiling in obscurity is that Price has played so well. The Huskies’ passing game is getting most of the attention.
There’s still hope for Polk’s 2012 (or 2013) NFL draft status.
If Washington keeps winning games and cracks the national top 25, many more eyes will watch their games and Chris Polk will get the notice he deserves.