The Washington Huskies feel good about their tight ends. Washington is going to have a healthy competition at the position for playing time this season. Tight ends coach Jordan Paopao believes that’s going to improve the position.
“It’s a good problem to have,” Paopao said about the depth at the position, per Adam Jude of The Seattle Times.
The Huskies have senior Drew Sample and sophomore Hunter Bryant as the primary contributors at tight end. Behind those two, Jacob Kizer and Cade Otton have shown some promise.
Paopao thinks as many as five tight ends can get playing time for the Huskies this season.
“We’ve got about five guys who I think can contribute and play at a high level,” Paopao said. “Every day, it’s all about continuing to get better and compete in the room. We’re really trying to grow the young guys, with an emphasis on Hunter and Cade and Jacob Kizer.”
Washington has high expectations for its tight ends this season, especially for Bryant, who led Huskies tight ends in receptions and receiving yardage last season.