From the time Cason stepped on Arizona’s campus, he has been something special. Not many true freshman start their first game in college, but Cason did, and he has started every game since. As a freshman, he was in on 70 tackles, with 5.5 coming for loss, along with four interceptions. As a sophomore, he had already emerged as a big time corner and teams went the opposite way, but he still managed 50 tackles, 2.5 for loss, and three picks. Cason earned All America honors as a junior, finishing the year with 62 tackles, two for loss, and three interceptions.
Cason has the ability to be a true shutdown corner. Not only does he have the athleticism, quickness, and ball skills, but he has the attitude of a top tier corner. Cason will not back down from anyone, and loves be tested. He shows the ability to turn and run with receivers, and has the ability to locate the ball while it is in the air. Cason does not shy away from run stopping either. He is very active and quickly reads a run and aggressively pursues the ball carrier.
Although Cason is a complete corner, he could be more disciplined. He will go for the ball and the big play too much. Also, while he is not small, his size is nothing special, and he is a tad lanky for an NFL corner. With his aggressive style, he may need to bulk up to handle the way he throws his body around.
Despite only being a true junior, Cason has played every snap at Arizona since he has been there. In a conference that throws the ball quite a bit, he is battle tested and may feel he is ready to leap to the NFL. If he does, he has as good a shot as any to be the first corner selected.