The expectations from an individual standpoint are better, but not by much, at least based on Pro Football Focus’ preseason All-Pac-12 team.
Five Wildcats were named to the squad, but none on the first team. Senior guard Cody Creason and junior safety Scottie Young Jr. are on the second team, while senior quarterback Khalil Tate, junior running back J.J. Taylor and junior linebacker Colin Schooler are listed as honorable mentions.
Arizona is one of two Pac-12 teams without a first-team selection, along with UCLA. Arizona State only has one player included, but that’s first-team running back Eno Benjamin.