Washington’s pipeline of defensive backs to the NFL stays producing: Trent McDuffie will be the next Husky to take on the league.

A true junior, McDuffie told Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel he is declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft and foregoing his final two years of eligibility.

“We decided it was the best time for me to take this next step on this new adventure,” McDuffie told Thamel. “I want to be anything and everything. Whatever the NFL wants, I’ll be–nickel, corner, safety or dime backer. I’m someone who wants to contribute to the team as best I can.

“I love special teams. It’s the most fun on the field. That’s something we got from (Washington), the mentality that every DB should be on teams. We take pride in knowing that there’s more defensive backs on special teams than any other position on the team.”

A 5-foot-11 corner, McDuffie turned into one of the country’s best while in Seattle. He was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection this season after a second-team all-conference nod a year ago. He had 35 tackles and six pass breakups in 11 games as teams looked to go the other way with the football. For his career, McDuffie had a pair of interceptions, 10 pass breakups, and three forced fumbles to go with 94 tackles.

The Huskies have had eight defensive backs drafted since 2017 and McDuffie seems destined to be the ninth. He grades out as the 36th-best pro prospect on Todd McShay’s draft board, which would put him right around the end of the first round, early second round. He’s not in McShay’s first-round mock. He’s also the sixth-best corner on Mel Kiper Jr.’s board.

McDuffie later tweeted an official goodbye to the program.