Draft Profile: BioDarnell Washington from Desert Pines High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 5-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Washington opted to join Georgia.
In 2020 as a freshman Washington saw action in 10 games for the Bulldogs as he made 7 receptions for a decent 166 yards for an average of 23.7 yards per reception, with no TDs, and only QB rating when targeted of 59.3. As a blocker he allowed no pressures and no sacks.
As a sophomore in 2021 he played 11 games and had only 10 catches for 154 yards for an average of 15.4 yards per catch, with one TD, and an elite QB rating when targeted of 146.5. In pass protction he gave up no pressures and no sacks.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- A powerful open-field runner with agility, quickness, and a decent stiff-arm.
- Knee-bend and technique are good and Washington shows decent power when his hands hit the target.
- His long arms allow him to play bigger than his size, and he has a frame that can carry a little more weight.
- He’s a coordinated hands catcher who does a nice job digging out low throws. He’s very good with the ball in his hands, a violent runner after the catch, and often able to fend off defenders with a straight arm.
- Washington has a tapered build and strong hands, ripping the ball back with ease when defensive backs manage to get a hold of it.
- He’s very good in contested-catch situations, using his frame effectively to make plays facing the quarterback. Washington also shows a knack for high-pointing the ball, consistently outmuscling defensive backs.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Washington seems comfortable in traffic to the point where Washington doesn’t make the effort to create separation.
- Washington won't threaten the top of the defense.
- Because his top-end speed is good-not-great, he doesn’t warrant safety help over the top.
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