ESPN.com: ‘We’ll see’ about Arizona’s defensive backs
Arizona’s defense is clearly anchored around star junior linebacker Scooby Wright.
But what about behind him?
“We’ll see,” ESPN.com Pac-12 blogger Kyle Bonagura said about Arizona’s secondary when breaking down position groups within the Pac-12 South.
Outside of cornerback Jarvis McCall and safety Will Parks, there’s not much experience to go around as the Wildcats will deal with the departures of Jared Tevis, Jonathan McNight, Jourdon Grandon and Tra’Mayne Bondurant. Sophomore Cam Denson should slide in at cornerback opposite McCall, while Tellas Jones and Jamar Allah figure to get first crack at starting at safety. Junior-college transfer Paul Magloire Jr. is another player to key an eye on.
The Wildcats will also move redshirt junior Davonte’ Neal from the wide receiver position to cornerback, giving them some added secondary depth.
Arizona’s defense gave up an average of 28.2 points and 281.2 passing yards per game last season, forcing 13 interceptions and recovering 13 fumbles.