So…five out of nine Arizona players in the NFL isn’t bad is it? The first Arizona State and Arizona players picked were the ones expected to be, in Brock Osweiler and Nick Foles. The final three chosen were cornerback Omar Bolden, who went to the Broncos in the fourth round, wide receiver Juron Criner, who went to the Raiders in the fifth round as a compensatory selection.
A year ago Arizona State cornerback Omar Bolden didn’t know what where his football career was headed. Today there is still uncertainty, but his future looks brighter than it did last spring when the All-Pac-10 selection was diagnosed with a tore ACL in his left knee ending his senior season before it ever started.
Back in December after Rich Rodriguez was assessing his roster for the first time, he called his quarterback situation “scary.” With only one quarterback on the roster that has any game experience in senior Matt Scott, Rodriguez did not shy away from the fact that progress at the position was going to be a steep uphill climb.