Oklahoma State wide receiver and 2017 Biletnikoff Award winner James Washington blew past defenses of all calibers during his time as a Cowboy.
Washington posted a remarkable 4,472 receiving yards during his four seasons at Oklahoma State — making him the school’s all-time leader in career receiving yards.
And after recording a catch of at least 50 yards in seven games during his senior season last fall, the Stamford, Texas native will head to the 2018 NFL Draft in Arlington, Texas as the best receiver when it comes to hauling in deep passes.
Per to Pro Football Focus, Washington hauled in 815 deep receiving yards in 2017. It’s the most of any wide receiver that declared for the upcoming draft by more than 100 yards.
James Washington led all 2018 NFL Draft WRs in deep yards last season pic.twitter.com/vwW4zaCvNN
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 23, 2018
Pro Football Focus defined deep passes as those in which the receiver was targeted at least 20 yards downfield.
Washington’s longest catch in 2017 was an 86-yard touchdown vs. TCU on Sept. 23. Oklahoma State went on to lose that game, however, 44-31.
But after catching for 1,549 yards and 13 touchdowns last fall, Washington is one of the most coveted receivers out there in the 2018 draft class. He has been projected to go as a first-round pick this April.
The 2018 NFL Draft is set to take place at AT&T Stadium — home of the Dallas Cowboys — from April 26-28. It is the first time ever that the event is being hosted at an NFL Stadium.
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