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Arizona WR Austin Hill "is a next-level prospect" when healthy, noted TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

At Tuesday's pro day, Hill clocked 40s of 4.54 and 4.59 seconds, a short shuttle of 4.17 seconds, a 3-cone drill of.72 seconds and a 60-yard shuttle of 11.51 seconds. "All the reviews of Hill's pass-catching workout were positive as teams were impressed with his quickness and body positioning exiting breaks," Pauline wrote. The Wildcat was one of this year's most notable combine snubs. "Why was Hill left out of the combine?" Pauline wrote. "I'm told he was graded poorly after the initial four games of the 2014 campaign, and though he played better later in the year, was never able to rebound enough to get an invitation. Regardless, at full health, Hill is a next-level prospect."
Mar 11 - 8:09 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler predicts Arizona WR Austin Hill will fight "to earn a draftable grade" at Tuesday's pro day workout.

You probably know Hill's story by now. He had a sensational sophomore season, missed his junior campaign with a torn ACL, and then disapointed greatly as a senior (Brugler said he looked like a "a shell of his sophomore form). "Hill was one of the more notable NFL Combine snubs so many around the league are eager to get him in front of a stopwatch," noted the analyst. "He is known as a hard working grinder and with a positive showing at Arizona's pro day, Hill might be able to go from afterthought to draftable."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 9 - 7:27 PM

Arizona WR Austin Hill wasn't invited to the combine.

This is just the most recent disheartening development in what was a horribly disappointing year for Hill. He suffered a torn ACL in the spring of 2013 and his career has been on the ropes since. Hill, graded by many as a solid Day 2 pick prior to the season, finished the year second on the team in receptions with 49. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reported that NFL scouts had concerns that Hill wasn't completely healed from his knee injury. "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 during the season. "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."
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 7 - 5:21 PM

Former Arizona Wildcat quarterback Connor Brewer, could be open to returning to the Texas Longhorn football program, according to his father Robert Brewer.

"He should’ve never left(Texas) in hindsight", Robert Brewer told Sports360az.com on Saturday afternoon. "He loved his time at Texas, he just wanted a chance to play, no one could have foreseen what would happen to David Ash(career ending concussions). The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Brewer spent his freshman year as a Longhorn before transferring to the University of Arizona. Brewer was forced to sit out 2013 due to NCAA transfer rules, and played in only one game. As of late, South Carolina, Tulane, Northern Arizona, Washington, Colorado State, and UT San Antonio have shown interest in Brewer's services.
Feb 2 - 3:05 PM

Arizona S Tra’Mayne Bondurant played in Saturday's College Gridiron Showcase.

Bondurant is only 5-foot-10, 198 pounds, but he played bigger as Arizona's "Spur" defender, a hybrid roving S/OLB in a 3-3-5 scheme. Bondurant's position versatility appeals to the NFL, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes. In addition to his Spur assignment, Bondurant is capable of playing slot corner. "Bondurant complements his athleticism with good awareness," wrote the analyst. "He's aggressive and isn't afraid to break on the ball in the hopes of creating a big play."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 31 - 4:37 PM

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


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