Arizona Football: Projecting the Wildcats' 2013 Offensive Depth Chart

Tom Greenhalgh@@Tom_GreenhalghContributor IIIDecember 27, 2012

Dec. 15, 2012; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Arizona Wildcats running back Ka'Deem Carey (25) runs the ball against the Nevada Wolf Pack in the first half of the 2012 New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona ran one of the most potent offenses in all of college football in 2012.

If they are to do so again in 2013, however, it will have to be without Matt Scott under center.

The 'Cats do return plenty of talent on the offensive side of the ball—notably, running back Ka'Deem Carey and wide receiver Austin Hill.

Here is a quick look at how the depth chart may shake out. 


Wide Receiver

Arizona returns its top wideout in Austin Hill. Hill gobbled up 81 receptions for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012.

The Wildcats, however, will be forced to find a replacement at WR No. 2. Dan Buckner, who caught 61 balls for 773 yards and five scores, has played his final game as a Wildcat.

David Richards, Garic Wharton, Tyler Slavin, Richard Morrison and Johnny Jackson are five players vying for a spot across the field from Hill in 2013. 

Projected Depth Chart:

WR: Austin Hill, Tyler Slavin

WR: David Richards, Richard Morrison

WR: Garic Wharton, Johnny Jackson



Running Back

Ka'Deem Carey hopes to put his name squarely in the Heisman discussion in 2013. The Tucson native collected 1,929 yards on the ground, 303 yards through the air and ran for 23 scores in his sophomore season.

With the transfer of Daniel Jenkins, the role of backup running back figures to be wide open. 

Projected Depth Chart:

RB: Ka'Deem Carey, Jared Baker




Matt Scott's departure leaves Arizona with major question marks at quarterback. However, the 'Cats do have promising potential replacements.

Rich Rodriguez picked up four-star USC transfer Jesse Scroggins in early December. He'll also have true freshman Anu Solomon competing for the spot along with B.J. Denker, who played well in his only start in 2012.

Because Scroggins was a late pull for RichRod, he figures to get the nod over the true freshman.

Projected Depth Chart:

QB: Jesse Scroggins, Anu Solomon