Huskies’ Fautanu, McMillan to enter NFL draft
Jan 10, 2024, 08:16 PM ET
Washington standout offensive lineman Troy Fautanu, who is projected as a mid-first round pick, revealed his intent to go into the NFL draft in addition to Huskies wide receiver Jalen McMillan on Wednesday.The set join receiver Ja’Lynn Polk as the players to declare for the draft after the second-ranked Huskies lost to Michigan in the College Football Playoff Championship game Monday night.Fautanu is ranked as the leading guard available in the NFL draft by ESPN Insider Mel Kiper Jr. and is predicted as mid-first round selection.Editor’s Picks 2 Related He was part of a Washington unit that won the Joe Moore Award as the
best offending line in
the nation. Fautanu was a third-team AP All-American and first-team all-Pac-12 selection.McMillan ended up the season with 45 catches for 559 backyards and 5 TDs after having 79 receptions for 1,098 yards and 9 TDs during the 2022 season.There was a thought that he might return for a fifth season with the Huskies after a 2023 project that was limited due to injury.McMillan suffered a leg injury throughout a Week
3 win at Michigan State and played only moderately up until late in the season. He missed 4 games and had simply a couple of snaps in 4 others before getting back into a more routine rotation in the Apple Cup win over Washington State.His huge outburst can be found in the Pac-12 championship game win over Oregon when he had nine catches for 131 backyards. He caught touchdowns in both the Sugar Bowl win over Texas and the championship game loss to Michigan.The Associated Press added to this report.