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Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill hauled in four receptions for 41 yards at Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.

He led all wideouts in receiving yards. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote during the week that Hill could be a "late round steal" and mentioned that he was "applauded by coaches for his route running and pass catching" at practices. NFL Media analyst Charles Davis also praised Hill, drawing attention to the prospect's size (6-foot-3), hands and toughness.
Jan 18 - 6:50 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis likes Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill's size, hands and toughness.

"Another aspect of Hill's game that Davis likes is that he did not complain about offensive changes at Arizona," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Hill went from being the go-to receiver in 2012 to being a complementary guy this fall, and Davis said it wasn't an issue with Hill." Huguenin added that West WR coach Richard Bartel also spoke highly of Hill. "While Hill lacks top-end speed, Bartel noted that he has a good football IQ and is competitive," the analyst wrote. "Hill comes from a family of football players -- his dad and uncle played in the NFL -- and Bartel noted that a football pedigree can be helpful: 'There's a reason you pay more for a pure-bred bulldog." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Hill could be a "late round steal."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 14 - 5:05 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that Arizona redshirt senior WR Austin Hill could be a "late round steal" and mentioned that he was "applauded by coaches for his route running and pass catching" at East-West Shrine practice.

Pauline reported back in December, that NFL scouts have concerns that Hill isn't completely healed from last season's knee injury. The Wildcats used Hill in more of a tight end role as the 2014 season progressed. The Arizona prospect finished the season second on the team in receptions with 49, and was third on the team in receiving yards with 635. Pauline noted last month that Hill's "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."
Jan 13 - 3:19 PM

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.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 05:44:00 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.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 09:20:00 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
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 03:21:00 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.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 06:15:00 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."
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 06:50:00 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."
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 06:37:00 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.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 09:42:00 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
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 12:06:00 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.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 01:22:00 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.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 03:14:00 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."
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:31:00 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."
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 03:12:00 PM


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