Cayleb Jones was Arizona's best and leading receiver last year, but this isn't entirely about him. The Wildcats, who like to throw the rock around, lose three of their top four receivers from 2015, and that troika accounted for 16 of the offense's 27 total touchdown passes.
That crew was led by Jones, who opted to enter the NFL draft a year early but wasn't selected and signed a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones is followed by No. 2 receiver Johnny Jackson and No. 4 receiver David Richards, who led the offense with six touchdowns.
The good news for the Wildcats is they have some experienced, talented guys returning. No. 3 receiver Nate Phillips is a playmaker in the slot position, as is Samajie Grant. They are two seniors who can do a lot of things. But they can't be over 5-foot-10, which is sometimes a problem along the sidelines and in the red zone.
Enter Trey Griffey. At least, enter opportunity for Griffey, a senior who is trying to do the reversal of his famous baseball-playing father: Peak late in his career instead of early. His 6-foot-3, 209-pound frame figures to make him a prime red zone target this fall, as he owns the most Jones-like dimensions. He's Arizona's biggest receiver and he doesn't lack athleticism.
Griffey has been a solid contributor for three years. He caught only 11 passes for 284 yards -- one of which went for a 95-yard TD -- last year, but he missed the first half of the season with a foot injury and played in just six games. The previous season, he showed a lot of promise by grabbing 31 receptions for 405 yards and a touchdown.
Griffey looked good this spring. If healthy, he could become an A-list, No. 1 receiver.
Arizona also needs some youngsters to step up, including Tony Ellison and Tyrell Johnson, who need to figure out how to stay healthy. But they only combined for five receptions last year and both are under 6-foot.
A wild card might be junior college transfer Shawn Poindexter, who is listed at 6-foot-7, but wasn't a highly regarded recruit.