The 2010 NFL Combine featured two players from the University of Washington.
For a school that used to produce NFL talent with regularity, the last Husky to be drafted was in 2007.
Both Daniel Te'o-Nesheim and Donald Butler produced excellent senior seasons, but neither projects as a starter in the NFL for various reason, although Butler has a much higher ceiling.
Here is a look at both Second Team All-Pac-10 players and how they performed at the NFL Combine.
Donald Butler started his final two years at the University of Washington, and he led the team with tackles his senior season with 94 total.
He had an outstanding senior season, earning Second Team All-Pac-10 honors, but according to scouts he lacks the speed to be a sideline to sideline player and does not always cover gaps well or take the correct angle on the ball.
Butler was the Combine leader in bench press reps for linebackers with 35 reps of 225 lbs. Butler was only out-lifted by four linemen total at the Combine!
Butler was a productive player in the Pac-10 that is thought to be a bit of an overachiever. ESPN's Scouts, Inc. lists him as having fourth-round potential.
While he may not have the desired speed, Butler has the physical attributes, like strength and a nonstop motor, to project well as a solid special teams player as a rookie.
Look for Butler to be picked up and make a solid contribution on special teams for some NFL club next fall.
Daniel Te'o-Nesheim was the anchor of the University of Washington's defensive line for his four years as a starter in Seattle. He led the team in sacks his final three seasons.
Te'o-Nesheim has a reputation as a relentless worker who wins with his ability to outwork the opponent and sheer toughness.
This worked well for him in college and led to him being a solid Pac-10 lineman, earning Second Team All-Pac-10 honors in 2009.
That will be different in the NFL, however, as Te'o-Nesheim lacks the the size to play defensive end and the speed to transition to linebacker.
He might receive a shot on a team simply because of his work ethic and toughness, but he looks to be a player that overachieved in college.
His production in college should not be overlooked, however, as his 30 career sacks put him at the top of Washington's all-time list.
Te'o-Nesheim was in the top three at the Combine for defensive ends in vertical jump (37"), three-cone drill (6.91), and 20-yard shuttle (4.18).
He may get a shot in the NFL, but it looks to be as a free agent signing. Te'o-Nesheim may not stick around on a club, but it isn't hard to see him getting a look from some team due to his attitude and work ethic.
The 2011 draft has the chance of being the first draft where a Husky is selected in the top 10 since 2004 (Reggie Williams, No. 9 Jacksonville).
Many felt that quarterback Jake Locker could have been in that position this year, but he choose to return to Seattle for his final season.
He is clearly the headliner for the Huskies' 2011 draft-eligible players, and possibly the entire draft!
Looking at the list, the only other player that catches one's attention from the 2011 list for Washington is linebacker Mason Foster, who is set to take over as the leader of the linebacking corps for the departing Donald Butler.
With a senior season left, there will be many Huskies that have a chance to jump on the radar for the 2011 draft.
The team is still very young, however, and we will start to see more and more players being looked at by the NFL as the program is rebuilt.
Then slideshows like this can be a bit longer!