Three Cougars named to Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List

Daiyan Henley, Brennan Jackson, and Nakia Watson (Credit: Pac-12, WSU Athletics)

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State linebacker Daiyan Henley, EDGE Brennan Jackson and running back Nakia Watson were each named to the 2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List on Wednesday.

The Reese’s Senior Bowl is regarded as a preeminent college football all-star game and the first stage in the NFL Draft process. More than 900 NFL personnel, including key decision-makers from all 32 teams, attended the event last year.

WSU offensive lineman Abraham Lucas and cornerback Jaylen Watson were both selected to the Reese’s Senior Bowl last season.

Daiyan Henley, who is also on the Butkus Award Watch List, is set to begin his first season at Washington State after transferring from Nevada. Henley earned All-Mountain West Conference second-team honors last season after recording 103 tackles, four interceptions, three fumble recoveries, four pass breakups and five double-digit tackle efforts.

Brennan Jackson was an All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention last season after making 46 tackles (six for a loss), four sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery. He also earned a pair of Pac-12 Defensive Lineman of the Week awards and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 First Team.

Nakia Watson appeared in all 13 games last season, his first with the Cougars after playing two seasons at Wisconsin. Last season, he recorded 36 carries including a season-high 17 for 62 yards against Central Michigan in the Sun Bowl.

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