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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

Arizona redshirt senior OT Mickey Baucus is "exceeding the expectations of NFL scouts," according to TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline.

"Baucus is another left tackle prospect exceeding the expectations of NFL scouts. Entering the year with late round grades, Baucus has developed his game and slowly transitioned from big-bodied lineman into an NFL caliber tackle," Pauline wrote. The Wildcats prospect held Washington's Hau’Oli Kikaha, with totals of 16.5 sacks and 22.5 tackles for loss this season, to just 3 tackles. Pauline adds that Baucus has "moved into the middle rounds."
Nov 17 - 3:46 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill caught two passes for 21 yards in Saturday's 27-26 win over Washington.

At this point, it's more surprising if Hill does something in a game than if he's quiet. The senior came into the season carrying some amount of hype, with people like TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline saying that with a big campaign, Hill could find himself being drafted in the Top-45. That's not going to happen now. Hill has just 76 yards receiving over his last three games combined.
Nov 15 - 8:58 PM

Arizona sophomore WR Nate Phillips will miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury.

Phillips was injured in the first half against Colorado and will undergo surgery. From a production standpoint Phillips has taken a backseat this season, totaling 25 catches for 272 receiving yards.
Nov 12 - 1:00 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill caught three passes for 38 yards in Saturday's win over Colorado.

Hill had only one catch for five yards in Arizona's previous game. There was no bounce against Colorado. With just 38 yards receiving in the contest, Hill now has six games in which he's been held to under 65 yards. The lackluster season has reportedly hurt Hill's draft stock. Prior to the season, many scouts had Hill pegged as a second or third-rounder. Back in October, though, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline said that Hill's struggles have caused scouts to view him more as a mid-to-late round pick.
Nov 9 - 8:10 PM

Arizona sophomore ILB Scooby Wright "might not be the biggest or fastest guy, but he has a high football IQ and knows how to get to the ball," observes NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

"Wright is a better athlete than he gets credit for and he maximizes his ability. I think he'll have a chance to play at the next level," Brooks wrote. 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. Fun factoid to stump your friends at the bar: Scooby's given name is Phillip.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 28 - 6:52 PM

Arizona redshirt sophomore WR Cayleb Jones caught seven balls for 78 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 59-37 win over Washington State.

Jones's three-yard scoring reception from Anu Solomon gave the Wildcats a 31-0 lead early in the second quarter. Wazzu put forth a far-fetched comeback attempt, but Jones silenced it with a 44-yard kickoff return touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. 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."
Oct 27 - 5:19 PM

Arizona redshirt sophomore WR Cayleb Jones caught seven balls for 67 yards Saturday's 28-26 loss to USC.

Jones, Anu Solomon's favorite target, leads Arizona with 39 catches for 592 yards and six touchdowns. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Jones didn't play last season after transferring over from Texas. Earlier this month, ESPN's Kevin Weidl wrote that Jones is "big, strong and attacks the ball" and is "a tough matchup one-on-one." 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."
Oct 13 - 11:56 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that there's "a bit of concern about" Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill's play.

"There was a breathe of relief after Hill turned in a seven reception, 70 yard performance against USC on Saturday but truth be told there’s a bit of concern about his play," Pauline wrote. "Hill was stamped as a second/third rounder entering the season but most scouts now feel he presently grades as a mid-to late rounder. There’s a feeling in the scouting community that Hill may not be fully healthy from the knee injury which kept him on the sidelines in 2013." Hill, who suffered a torn ACL in the spring of 2013, has collected 25 catches for 345 yards through six games.
Oct 13 - 7:08 PM

Arizona redshirt senior RB Terris Jones-Grigsby rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries in Thursday's 31-24 victory over Oregon.

He added 95 yards on four receptions in the monster performance. Expected to have a big season taking over for Ka'Deem Carey, TJG rushed for over 100 yards in the opener but missed the team's next two games due to injury. The 5-foot-7, 195-pound Jones-Grigsby didn't do much a few weeks ago in his return against California, but it was abundantly clear tonight that he's 100-percent healed from his ankle injury. Arizona will continue to ride a strong running game featuring Jones-Grigsby and true freshman Nick Wilson.
Oct 3 - 2:23 AM

Arizona redshirt freshman Anu Solomon calls Oregon's junior QB Mariota "a great icon," and guy he looks up to.

Solomon recalls meeting Mariota three years ago during an island-wide workout at Mariota’s high school in Honolulu. The Arizona prospect called the experience "breathtaking." "He’s a great icon," Solomon told Si.com. "I look up to that guy. He’s a great athlete. He’s a great guy." The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Solomon, has thrown for 1,454 yards with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions, and will have a chance on Thursday to square off against one of his favorite icons on national television.
Oct 2 - 3:35 PM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl notes that Arizona redshirt sophomore WR Cayleb Jones is "big, strong and attacks the ball" and is "a tough matchup one-on-one."

"Arizona WR Cayleb Jones is a tough matchup 1-on-1. Big, strong and attacks the ball. Creates a lot of late separation," Weidl tweeted. Through four games, Jones has been Arizona's top target through the air. Against California, Jones set career-bests with 13 catches for 186 yards and three touchdowns. Jones currently leads Arizona in receptions, with 29 catches for 475 yards and six touchdowns.
Oct 1 - 3:27 PM

Even though Arizona redshirt sophomore WR Cayleb Jones is only a redshirt sophomore, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes he "has put himself on the NFL radar very quickly."

"He 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. Jones also uses a strong stiff arm and powerful balance to be a threat after the catch. He's only a redshirt sophomore, but Jones has put himself on the NFL radar very quickly," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Jones has been Arizona's top target through four games. Jones set career-bests against California with 13 catches for 186 yards and three touchdowns. The former Texas transfer is off to a fresh start in Arizona, after transferring from Texas where he was charged with felony assault, which was later reduced. The receiver allegedly broke the jaw of a man who is dating his ex-girlfriend.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 23 - 2:33 PM

Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill hauled in a 47-yard hard Hail Mary from Anu Solomon as time expired to push Arizona to a 49-45 victory over Cal on Saturday night.

Arizona got whipped for most of the game. The Wildcats trailed 28-6 at halftime, and they were down 45-30 with four minutes left. That's when the school improbably scored three consecutive touchdowns, capped by Solomon's desperation heave into the right corner of the end zone that reached Hill's hands untouched. Hill, who suffered a torn ACL in the spring of 2013, finished with eight catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
Sep 21 - 9:07 PM


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