Three-year starter who ranked fourth in the SEC with 104 tackles, including 6.5 for loss, and added 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and six pass breakups in 2016. Made 81 tackles (7.5 for loss) with one sack and four pass breakups as a junior in 2015. Missed the first three games of the 2014 season due to a broken collarbone suffered in camp, posting 64 tackles (four for loss) and two sacks in 10 games.
Hard-working but smallish two-down linebacker. Instinctive, effectively reads and diagnoses the action and sells out to make plays. Slides off blocks getting to the ball carrier, sells out on the blitz and plays to the whistle. Remains disciplined with assignments.
Lacks lateral speed and proved ineffective in pursuit. Struggles taking on blocks and easily gets disrupted from the action. Average pass rusher.
Washington was a rough-and-tumble college linebacker who comes with physical limitations. He could back up on the inside of a 3-4 alignment if he plays well on special teams.