The Arizona Wildcats are as thin as can be at middle linebacker, after losing star Scooby Wright (and others) to injury.
Jamardre Cobb, a former 4-star linebacker recruit from Los Angeles, Calif., could have been a replacement for Wright. But as AZ Desert Swarm observes, a hamstring injury kept him sidelined and out of shape — this forced him to switch to offense, unable to keep up with the “speed of the Pac-12” on defense.
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While some speculated that Cobb would move back to defense, no such move has been made. In fact, the opposite seems to be the case: last week, Cobb saw his first reception of his career … a 1-yard touchdown completion.
“If Rich Rodriguez sees fit, Jamardre Cobb could be a valuable short yardage asset for Arizona,” writes Gabe Encinas. “Whether he comes in as a lead blocker for Nick Wilson, takes it up the middle himself, or goes out into the flats like he did on Saturday.”