No position group is bigger on the Arizona roster than their wide receivers. They have no fewer than 16 wideouts on the roster. The question is whether enough of them are ready to be big play players.
Outside Receiver Depth Chart
4 Dan Buckner 6-4/214 RS SR
18 Terrence Miller 6-4/226 SR
11 Tyler Slavin 6-2/200 RS SO
80 David Richards 6-4/203 RS FR
81 Clive Georges 6-1/160 FR
5 Trey Griffey 6-2/190 FR
84 Sean Willet 6-0/194 JR
89R.J. Aguero 6-2/190 FR
Will Dan Buckner finally live up to his potential. When Buckner transferred from Texas, most thought he’d not only be a great compliment to Juron Criner, but might even supplant him as the top Arizona target. That didn’t happen, but Buckner did have a good season. He caught 42 balls for 606 yards and a pair of scores.
Both Austin Hill and Terrence Miller have shown flashes of being big time receivers, but both have also struggled. Hill had 21 catches a year ago, but 13 came in two games and he missed four more with injury. He had eight grabs for 128 yards against Oklahoma State and five for 57 against USC.
Miller was wasted as a true freshman, catching just two balls as he wasted his redshirt season. As a sophomore he was in the rotation, grabbing 29 balls for 345 yards, but last season found himself out of favor with the staff. He had just one catch in the first eight games. He saw more action down the stretch and had four-catch games against Colorado and Louisiana.
Rest Of The Rotation
Expect the Cats to rotate between 6-8 receivers. Hill appears to have found a home in the slot and joining him will be Richard Morrison. Morrison split time at quarterback in the spring, but as Arizona added capable bodies, Morrison returned full time to receiver.
The Wildcats have plenty of bodies and some good talent. Do they have a No. 1 receiver? Buckner, Hill, Morrison and Miller have legit talent, while Slavin and Richards have talent. However, can any of these receivers step up and be a consistent playmaker?