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Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins declares for NFL draft

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Washington’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who won the 2013 Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end, has decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

“I’ve done everything I can at the University of Washington,” the junior said after the Huskies’ 31-16 victory over BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco. “I know I’m ready for the NFL.”

He added that family concerns played a role in his decision. “I need to take care of my mom and making sure she’s financially OK. She’s done so much for me, it’s the least thing I can do,” he told reporters.

The 6-foot-6, 270-pounder caught 36 passes for 450 yards and eight touchdowns this season. In his three-year career for the Huskies, he caught 146 passes for 1,840 yards and 21 scores.

He should be a high pick in next spring’s draft. The Seattle Times recently reported that Seferian-Jenkins received a second-round grade from NFL evaluators.

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5 Responses to “Washington TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins declares for NFL draft”
  1. scoops1 says: Dec 29, 2013 6:48 PM

    Green Bay could use this guy!!!

  2. noleitup says: Dec 29, 2013 7:48 PM

    Green Bay? Youll got enough offensive talent. You must mean Tampa Bay.

  3. djshnooks says: Dec 29, 2013 8:05 PM

    Welcome to Buffalo, big fella!

  4. mydixienormus says: Dec 29, 2013 8:24 PM

    I have watched this guy play for 3 years and he is truly a beast that can run and catch like a receiver. Whatever team gets him will be very happy.

  5. seabronco says: Dec 30, 2013 9:08 AM

    Seahawks are going to cut the cap casualty zach miller, maybe he stays in Seattle?

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