Welcome to a new series in which we try to determine if the Arizona Wildcats’ position groups are in strong, stable, unstable, serious, or critical condition heading into fall camp. Next up are the cornerbacks.
Projected starters: Jace Whittaker, Lorenzo Burns
Backups: Tony Wallace, Malcolm Holland, Sammy Morrison, Jhevon Hill, McKenzie Barnes, Malik Hausman
Jace Whittaker has proven to be a lock-down corner as he enters his third year as a starter. He constantly grades out as one of the best defenders in the Pac-12 and could set himself up for the NFL Draft.
On the other side we saw tremendous progression Lorenzo Burns as a redshirt freshman. He ended up leading the conference in interceptions and is in line for another big year.
This is where Tony Wallace likely comes in as the third rotational corner for Arizona. Now a sophomore, he’s likely Arizona’s next lock down corner. Physical, athletic, fast, he has it all.
Malcolm Holland has a decent amount of Pac-12 experience and the former Los Angeles Dodgers prospect provides some insurance for the group.
Two freshmen who are entering the program have a great shot to see some playing time. Former UCLA commit Jhevon Hill has great size at 6-foot-3 and should be considered a threat to crack the rotation. Because of depth, McKenzie Barnes has a shot too.
Sammy Morrison saw a fair amount of action this past season, but has battled injuries throughout his career. Malik Hausman was recovering from a torn ACL during his first year at Arizona.
Azizi Hearn will serve as a reserve.
The group is heavily relying on the top here, but Arizona has one of the better duos at cornerback in the Pac-12 with Whittaker and Burns. Tony Wallace and Jhevon Hill are my two picks to be the rotational corners.
What condition are Arizona’s safeties in?
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