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Arizona sophomore ILB Scooby Wright "has some limitations athletically, but makes up for it with playmaking instincts and a relentless motor," according to Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl.

"He also brings outstanding versatility as a blitzer, while also displaying the ability to put his hands in the dirt as an edge rusher," the due wrote. Wright won just about every award a defender could want this season, earning the Bronko Nagurski award, the 2014 Bednarik award, and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors. The Wildcat prospect has 153 total tackles, 28.0 tackles for a loss, 14.0 sacks and six forced fumbles through 13 games.
Dec 20 - 5:44 PM

Arizona redshirt sophomore WR Cayleb Jones "seems undecided about his next move," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The analyst refers, of course, to Jones' decision on whether to declare for the NFL Draft. "It was thought for the longest time Jones, who led the Wildcats with 65 receptions for 902 yards, would enter the draft but he’s recently pulled back and remains uncommitted," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Jones isn't a burner nor a quick-twitch athlete, but he's extremely strong and wins at the catch point by shielding away defenders while leaping for the ball. NCAA DBs have found it difficult to neutralize Jones in one-on-one circumstances.
Dec 13 - 9:20 PM

Arizona sophomore ILB Scooby Wright won the Bronko Nagurski award, which is given to the nation's top college defensive player.

The Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection has 153 total tackles, 28.0 tackles for a loss, 14.0 sacks and six forced fumbles through 13 games. The Wildcat prospect beat out other finalists Malcom Brown of Texas, Landon Collins of Alabama, Senquez Golson of Ole Miss, and Louisville's Gerod Holliman. One of the nation's most disruptive defenders, Wright will not be draft eligible until after next season.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 9 - 3:21 PM

Arizona sophomore ILB Scooby Wright received a +6.4 score from Pro Football Focus for his work in Friday's loss to Oregon.

"It was a rough night for the Wildcats’ defense, but while the 51 points on the scoreboard suggest otherwise, we did see some impressive play by Wright in particular," wrote Gordon McGuinness. "Very good against the run, he finished the game having recorded six tackles resulting in defensive stops." The 6-foot-1, 246-pound sophomore heads into the bowl season with 145 total tackles. One of the nation's most disruptive defenders, Scooby won't be draft eligible until after next season.
Dec 8 - 6:15 PM

Arizona redshirt sophomore WR Cayleb Jones caught two balls for 71 yards and a touchdown in Friday's game versus Oregon.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Jones has 65 catches for 902 yards and nine touchdowns through 13 games. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Jones "has only average speed and initial burst, but does an excellent job using his size and length to shield the play from defenders and out-muscle everyone around him." Earlier this year, ESPN's Kevin Weidl wrote that Jones is "big, strong and attacks the ball" and is "a tough matchup one-on-one."
Dec 7 - 6:50 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill caught three passes for 19 yards in Friday's loss to Oregon.

Across 13 games, Hill, graded by many as a solid Day 2 pick prior to the season, has been held to four receptions or less 11 times. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported last month that NFL scouts have concerns that Hill isn't completely healed from last season's knee injury. "While he entered the season with second/third round grades the word circulating in the scouting community is Austin Hill may not be fully healthy from the knee injury suffered more than a year ago," Pauline wrote at the time. "Never a speedster from the get-go, the inability to separate from defenders on the college level is causing a lot of concern from area scouts, many who now stamp Hill as a late rounder."
Dec 7 - 6:37 PM

Arizona redshirt freshman QB Anu Solomon left the Pac-12 title game in a walking boot.

Prior to leaving, Solomon completed 6 of 12 attempts for 34 yards. He was hurried and sacked on multiple occasions and was previously listed as "questionable" for last week's game against Arizona State due to an ankle injury. Solomon has a bright future with Rich Rodriguez.
Dec 6 - 9:42 AM

Arizona sophomore WR Samajie Grant will not start on Friday in the Pac-12 Championship Game against Oregon after being cited for a DUI last weekend.

Grant was vital in the win over Arizona State, catching four passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Head coach Rich Rodriguez did not divulge how long Grant would sit on Friday, however.
Source: ESPN
Dec 3 - 12:06 PM

Arizona HC Rich Rodriguez was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year.

The announcement came on the same day Michigan fired Brady Hoke, the coach they hired to replace RichRod. Rodriguez's Wildcats went 10-2 this season, and are 26-12 over his three seasons in the desert (Rodriguez went 15-22 in three seasons at UM). Arizona is set to play Oregon for the Pac-12 title this weekend.
Dec 3 - 1:22 AM

Arizona sophomore ILB Scooby Wright was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and the Athlon Sports National Defensive Player of the Week for his 13-tackle performance in the Wildcats’ 42-35 win over No. 13 Arizona State.

The 6-foot-1, 246-pound sophomore racked up 139 total tackles, 14.0 sacks, 27.0 sacks and six forced fumbles on the year. Wright is the only player in the FBS to rank in the top five of each of those four categories. The Wildcats prospect was selected as the Conference's defensive Player of the Week three times this season. Last year, the true sophomore was named Freshman All-America by 247sports.com and second-team Freshman All-America by Athlon Sports in 2013. He also garnered All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention honors while collecting 83 tackles, ranking No. 2 amongst Pac-12 freshmen.
Dec 2 - 3:14 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill caught four passes for 45 yards in Friday's win over Arizona State.

Hill's struggles continue; he's been held to four receptions or less in 10 of Arizona's 12 contests. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported last week that NFL scouts have concerns that Hill isn't completely healed from last season's knee injury, a scenario that seems extremely plausible in lieu of his lack of production. "While he entered the season with second/third round grades the word circulating in the scouting community is Austin Hill may not be fully healthy from the knee injury suffered more than a year ago," Pauline wrote. "Never a speedster from the get-go, the inability to separate from defenders on the college level is causing a lot of concern from area scouts, many who now stamp Hill as a late rounder."
Nov 30 - 5:31 PM

Arizona redshirt senior OT Mickey Baucus will attend the East West Shrine game.

Entering the year, the 6-foot-7, 305-pound Baucus received late round grades, however the Arizona prospect has developed his game into an NFL caliber tackle. The redshirt senior even held his own versus Washington's Hau’Oli Kikaha, limiting him to just 3 tackles. TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline believes Baucus could hear his name called in "the middle rounds."
Nov 26 - 3:12 PM

ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports that Arizona redshirt freshman Anu Solomon (ankle) is "officially listed as questionable" for Arizona State game.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Solomon suffered a foot injury during the Wildcat's victory over Utah. At the moment, it looks like the freshman QB will be a game-time decision for Friday's Territorial Cup.
Nov 26 - 2:39 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that NFL scouts have concerns that Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill isn't completely healed from last season's knee injury.

"While he entered the season with second/third round grades the word circulating in the scouting community is Austin Hill may not be fully healthy from the knee injury suffered more than a year ago," Pauline wrote. "Never a speedster from the get-go, the inability to separate from defenders on the college level is causing a lot of concern from area scouts, many who now stamp Hill as a late rounder." The senior came into the season carrying some amount of hype, but has posted only 38 receptions for 541 yards and four touchdowns this year. Hill hauled in 81 catches for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns to earn All-Pac-12 Second Team honors in 2012, the year before his injury.
Nov 24 - 6:46 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill will attend the East West Shrine game.

Hill will not come close to matching his production from last season (81/1,364/11 TDs) since he has posted 35 catches for 480 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games this year. Some heavily praised the 6'3/210 pound receiver prior to the season.
Nov 20 - 10:46 AM


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