Quick and elusive in the open field, Jaydon Mickens came on to be one of the Huskies best in 2013 and will need to be even more productive now that he’s established himself.
Before arriving in Seattle, Mickens earned first-team all-city honors as a running back in 2011, and played quarterback, running back and wide receiver during his career at Dorsey High School. He helped lead the Dons to an 11-2 overall record and a trip to the semifinals of the CIF Los Angeles Section Division I playoffs.
He got into the action quickly as a freshman, catching 20 passes in 2012. Mickens broke out in a big way during the 2013 campaign with a 65-catch, 688-yard, five touchdown effort.
Mickens is a versatile athlete and has demonstrated those diverse talents while moving to the head of the Washington receiver class. Mickens is no longer a secret and will be called on to help Washington’s quarterbacks develop consistency and productivity.
Though young, Mickens is certainly no stranger to big moments, having put together some of his best performances against the conference’s best teams – 9 catches for 59 yards and a score against Stanford and 4 catches for 50 yards against Oregon. Though his statistics would indicate a possession receiver, it’s important to note that he scored twice against California on plays of 68 and 47 yards in 2013.
He possesses excellent quickness and elusiveness in the open field and surprising durability given his somewhat slight frame.
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