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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Washington RB Bishop Sankey

03.27.14 at 5:21 pm ET
By will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.


Position: Running back

School: Washington

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 209 pounds

Achievements: 2013 first-team All-Pac-12

What he brings: While not extremely big or fast, Sankey is a good all-around back who shows good vision and toughness. He can hit the interior hard and protect the ball effectively. He doesn’t have big-play speed, but he has quick feet. Sankey has shown to be a more than capable and willing pass blocker and is effective catching out of the backfield.

Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 2-3

Notes: In 2013, Sankey ran for 1,870 yards for a 5.7 average and 20 touchdowns. He also had 28 catches for 304 yards and one TD. … Despite being on the losing team, Sankey was named the MVP of the 2012 Maaco Bowl with 205 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown and 74 receiving yards. … Sankey never missed a game in his three seasons at Washington. He was voted a captain last season as a junior.

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Seattle Times: Bishop Sankey, UW’s humble star, shines on field and in the classroom

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Video: Here are Sankey’€™s highlights against Boise State in 2013.

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