BYU Football: Trevion Greene and Keenan Ellis Seeing First-Team Reps At Cornerback
Jernaro Gilford breaks down his 2018 BYU cornerbacks.
Injuries and position changes have caused BYU’s cornerback room to be thin
One of the positions that have seen a lot of changes during BYU spring football is the Cougar secondary.
Now, for the old timer BYU fans out there you’re probably thinking, what else is new? BYU with changes and questions at cornerback is as reliable as the sun rising in the east every morning.
In years past, attrition was the main culprit for the lack of depth BYU would experience at cornerback. In 2018, it’s not related to attrition, it’s injuries and position changes that have left BYU very thin throughout spring ball.
BYU cornerbacks coach Jernaro Gilford spoke with Ben Criddle after Day 7 of BYU spring practices on ESPN 960 AM and discussed his cornerback group so far through camp.
One notable takeaway from Criddle’s conversation with Gilford was that Trevion Greene and Keenan Ellis are now the two cornerbacks running with the first-team defense.
Greene saw time last season in his first year at BYU from the JUCO ranks. Greene, at various times last season struggled to find success, but that was an issue with the entire BYU football team last season. Keenan Ellis, a former two-way player out of San Diego, redshirted last season and coaches are high on his potential.
Michael Shelton, who is probably the Cougars most polished and experienced cornerback, suffered a shin injury that will keep him out for the remainder of spring.
Then there were position changes before spring ball kicked off with Troy Warner and Dayan Ghanwoloku moving to safety.
BYU will welcome Austin McChesney back this fall at cornerback along with Shelton and Chris Wilcox who people around the program feel has the highest potential of all the cornerbacks BYU has at the moment.
Take a listen to hear Gilford break down his cornerbacks.