Everybody makes mistakes — unless you’re Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Tony Ellison.
Ellison is one of just four returning Power 5 receivers that had a 0 percent drop rate last season, according to Pro Football Focus (minimum 50 targets).
Tony Ellison is one of just four receivers returning to a Power-5 school who did not drop a single pass last year on at least 50 targets pic.twitter.com/6Jaedj2oi8— PFF College (@PFF_College) August 26, 2018
It was breakout year for the sure-handed Ellison. After catching just three passes in his first two seasons at the UA, he hauled in 37 passes for a team-high 598 yards and five touchdowns as a redshirt junior.
His best game came in the season finale when he had four catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to Purdue, so it will be interesting to see if he can build on that in his final year in Tucson.
New UA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone has a reputation for calling for a lot of short, quick-hitting passes, which should play into Ellison’s strengths as a shifty slot receiver.
It can’t hurt to have a quarterback like Khalil Tate, either.