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 tight ends.
Starter: Bryce Wolma
Backup: Jamie Nunley, Jake Peters, Zach Williams
Bryce Wolma finally brought the tight end position to life last season, after Rich Rodriguez spent so many years recruiting the position, yet hardly implemented the position to his offense. The true freshman became a reliable passing and blocking option early in the season and commanded attention from defenses. Wolma was fourth on the team in receiving, logging 241 yards.
Making a few appearances was Jamie Nunley, who serves as an athletic vertical threat. With only six catches last season, expect Nunley to be involved a lot more in Noel Mazzone’s offense, utilized in slot as well.
Rodriguez brought in two intriguing tight ends with Jake Peters and Zach Williams.
Peters is a throwback tight end who really excels in all areas. He can hold the line, get to the next level in blocking and work the short to intermediate passing game. Williams is an extremely athletic pass catcher who can even split out into the slot. He has a similar skill set and frame to Terrence Miller, who is a graduate assistant on the staff.
While they aren’t needed to contribute immediately, the new redshirt rule allowing them to play in four games without burning a redshirt greatly benefits these two from the 2018 class.
Tight ends came and went at Arizona without much utilization over the last six years. Now Arizona two legitimate threats at the position with an all-around tight end in Wolma, and a vertical threat with Nunley.
Peters and Williams provide great insurance and can get some solid game time experience to grow.
What condition are Arizona’s safeties in?
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