Position switch for The Doc

PULLMAN – Position switches aren't all that uncommon in the early stages of fall camp and an offense-to-defense switch is in the offing four days into workouts at Washington State.

Because of the uncommon depth at wideout, Rahmel Dockery is moving to corner, a source close to the situation tells Cougfan.com.

While previously reported that Dockery was not on at practice yesterday, he was actually suited up in a defensive jersey, wearing No. 32.

The explosive freshman played both sides of the ball in high school, but has been at WR and return man since arriving in Pullman.

In high school, Dockery displayed good range and a strong closing burst that should contribute to some success at the corner position. With his speed and leaping ability, a transition to the defensive secondary may not be as difficult for Dockery as it would be for others.

The Cougs have considerable depth at wide receiver, and with the emergence of guys like sophomore Bennett Bontemps and freshman Gabe Marks, Dockery place in the rotation had suddenly become muddled at best.

The Cougs have a plethora of quick, shifty guys who can go over the middle and makes things happen, leaving Dockery's ability to contribute significantly on the offensive side of the ball in question.

Meanwhile, on the defensive side of the ball, the cornerback position has been as wide open as it gets since fall camp began.

Senior Daniel Simmons and junior Damante Horton have shown that they are ready to play, but behind them, question marks abound.

Junior Nolan Washington started strong but has again incurred injuries, while sophomores Brandon Golden and Tracy Clark have yet to prove they can be trusted on an island.

Incoming freshman Raymond Ford has yet to hit the field, so the Cougs aren't completely sure what to expect from the 18-year-old.

Look for more later tonight after Day 5's practice report.

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