Kalen DoBoer has done an excellent job with Washington football in just one year.
Taking over a program that was down in the dumps, DeBoer knew he’d have to bring some instant-impact newcomers in prior to the 2022 season if he was going to have Washington contending for anything right away.
Well, he did just that with Michael Penix Jr. leading the way.
Which newcomers could have a similar effect on the program in 2023?
Oklahoma State fans are not happy about losing Jabbar Muhammad to the transfer portal and ultimately Washington, and I can’t blame them. He was one of the better defensive backs in the Big 12 last season and he finally broke out after redshirting and playing his first snaps in 2021.
Muhammad waited his turn and finally got the opportunity, and he didn’t disappoint in 2022, racking up 48 tackles, an interception, and nine pass breakups which was good for fourth in the conference.
Now that Muhammad is headed to Washington, he’s projected to be a starter at cornerback and should immediately help the position. He’s going to have an immediate impact and make opposing quarterbacks think twice about throwing his way.
I like Muhammad’s game and I think he’ll be a problem for opposing Pac-12 offenses this season.