Su’a Cravens proved last season he could be an impact player for
This season, he will get the opportunity to show his versatility.
Linebacker Jabari Ruffin's season-ending knee injury spurred coaches to experiment with Cravens at linebacker.
"I'm cool with doing whatever the team needs me to do," said Cravens, who worked at linebacker with the first-team defense on Saturday.
The 6-foot-1 Cravens said he anticipated a hybrid role similar to one played by
"He can play man-to-man on receivers, he can blitz off the edge and he can still fit in the run game," Sarkisian said.
Cravens would play farther from the line of scrimmage at safety against opponents that run more traditional offenses, such as
A versatile resume could help Cravens when he becomes eligible for the
Cravens is ready to play both positions for the Trojans.