SEATTLE- University of Washington cornerback, Myles Bryant, will have a lot of eyes on him this coming season. Just a week after being named to the Chuck Bednarik Award watchlist for best defensive player in the country, Bryant has been named to the Paycom Jim Thrope watchlist for best defensive back in the country.
Bryant will be the most experienced player on a defense that’s led the Pac-12 for the past four seasons. He’s played a total of 37 games for the Washington Huskies over the course of the past three years, starting 25 of them. He’s shown progress, earning an all-Pac 12 honorable mention as a sophomore and making the all-Pac 12 second team as a junior.
As a sophomore he made 57 tackles and deflected nine passes. He also made and interception and forced and recovered a fumble. His junior year teams were more hesitant to throw to his side, leaving him with only six deflected passes, but he did more damage at the line of scrimmage, racking up five tackles for loss and three sacks.
Seven more watchlists for national awards will be announced over the course of the remainder of the week.