With UCLA Football’s season on the horizon, it is time to take a look at each position for the Bruins. Up next is the cornerback position.
UCLA Football have a lot of question marks all alongside the defensive unit, but one of the strongest positions on the team as a whole is the cornerback position.
The top returning player at cornerback is rising redshirt sophomore Rayshad Williams. Williams played in all 12 games last season, starting eight of the last nine games of the season. Williams made 33 tackles, showing out down the stretch of the season and proving that he is deserving of being the number one cornerback.
The other starting cornerback for the Bruins is a new face–Stanford grad transfer Oli Eboh. Eboh played in all 12 games for the Cardinal last season, making 23 tackles and blocking a field goal. Eboh will move into a starting spot for the first time in his career, but brings the experience needed to a young defense.
Between Eboh and Williams, the Bruins have a very interesting cornerback group. Neither of the two recorded an interception last season, so the ball skills will be a facet of the game to watch, but both have shown flashes of potential, especially late last season.
The Bruins cornerback group has the potential to be a sneaky, under-the-radar group for the team. If Eboh’s experience can compliment Williams’ consistency, Pac-12 teams will have a hard time moving the ball through the air against UCLA.