Who are your top candidates?
Iowa State's DC.
Iowa State's DC is definitely talented. Washington has kept their search pretty tight without many leaks. Orlondo Steinauer from the CFL is a name that I believe has interest in moving to NFL/ College and would be a home run hire for the Huskies. Also would not be surprised to see the Huskies target Cort Dennison or Peter Sirmon.
The promotion from within seems like the "safe" move. However all the talent that UW has put into the NFL level with minimal results at the CFB level, I thought Lake would go for a Home Run hire... However Jimmy Lake knows what he has there so it will be interesting to see...