I’ve talked to Pac-12 coaches about cornerback Christian Roland-Wallace, who transferred from Arizona to USC.
The consensus is Roland-Wallace will be an upgrade over most USC cornerbacks. But they were also clear that he would not be better than Mekhi Blackmon, who was USC’s top cornerback last season.
“They are different players and definitely there is a difference in speed,” one coach said. “He’ll help USC but he won’t be far-and-away best guy like Blackmon was and he won’t be handle the top receivers in the Pac like Blackmon did in so many games.”