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Arkansas junior TE Hunter Henry's "size, receiver-like ball skills and agility make him a matchup nightmare for SEC defenses," writes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Henry hauled in 37 receptions for 513 yards and two touchdowns in 2014, earning All-SEC second-team honors and an AP All-SEC honorable mention. "Henry is looking to improve on his numbers from last season as he prepares to compete against [Evan] Engram for first-team All-America honors this fall," Reuter wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 26 - 9:40 PM

Arkansas senior RB Jonathan Williams broke 65 tackles in 2015, which led the SEC.

Cameron Artis-Payne, who is now with the Carolina Panthers, was second with 64. Williams' accomplishment is even more notable when looking at carry totals, as the Arkansas back rushed the ball 211 times, while CAP received 302 carries. Williams and Alex Collins team to form one of the better tandems in the country.
Jul 15 - 10:48 AM

Arkansas junior TE Hunter Henry boasts a "great combination of size and instincts for the position," observes ESPN's Mel Kiper.

Kiper ranks Henry as the No. 2 underclassmen tight end prospect in the country. "Henry was arguably the top tight end in the nation as a high school senior and has carried that to Arkansas, where he started his first two years and has 65 catches," Kiper wrote. "He's also become a decent blocker, something you have to be in this offense." The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Henry hauled in 37 receptions for 513 yards and two touchdowns in 2014, earning All-SEC second-team honors and an AP All-SEC honorable mention. NFL Draft Analyst Lance Zierlein ranks him as the best TE in college football. "Unlike most tight ends in college football today, Henry is a willing and able blocker who is an important part of the Razorbacks' power-rushing attack," Zierlein wrote.
Jul 10 - 5:09 PM

Arkansas junior RB Alex Collins is the No. 4 underclassmen running back draft prospect in the country, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"Collins has backed up a stellar prep career that saw him ranked as the top RB in the country by one recruiting service," Kiper wrote. "He has been able to add muscle without sacrificing speed, and should have a huge year in the Razorbacks' system." Despite sharing time with Jonathan Williams, Collins has back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons, becoming the first Razorback to do that since Darren McFadden. In part because of that duo, Arkansas is one of Rotoworld's favorite deep darkhorses for the playoffs this year.
Jul 9 - 4:26 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Arkansas senior RB Jonathan Williams as the best senior running back prospect in the country.

"Williams has quick feet and can create space laterally without losing much steam," Kiper wrote. "The fact that he gets to split the carries is a good thing for his NFL prospects." Williams shares running duties with Alex Collins, another prime NFL prospect. The 6-foot, 223-pounder rushed for 1,190 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014 to earn inclusion on the AP All-SEC second team.
Jul 8 - 2:47 PM

Arkansas RB Kody Walker has been granted an extra season of eligibility by the NCAA and is now considered a junior.

Walker dealt with season ending injuries his first two seasons (stress fracture and broken leg), thus leading to this decision. Last year as the school's third runner, Walker rushed for 149 yards and one touchdown on 31 carries. Walker could see more time at fullback with Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins as the top two ball carriers.
Source: ESPN
Jul 8 - 1:13 PM

Arkansas senior T Dan Skipper "has strong hands and does a good job of getting his feet into position to seal off defenders," notes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Skipper will move from the left tackle spot to the right tackle spot this season, and that position could be his final destination in the NFL," Zierlein wrote. "The Hogs played bully ball last year and are likely to show more of the same with their loaded running back spot and Skipper fits right into the mindset." Zierlein grades Skipper as the eighth-best offensive lineman in the nation. "While his height will give him some issues against smaller, dip-and-bend edge rushers, he has the athleticism needed to play the position on the next level," Zierlein wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 28 - 11:23 PM

NFL Draft Analyst Lance Zierlein ranks Arkansas junior TE Hunter Henry as his No.1 TE to watch in College Football.

"Even as a junior, I believe him to be the best true tight end in college football. The Razorbacks use Henry as an in-line tight end and a move tight end depending on what the offense is trying to accomplish, but unlike most tight ends in college football today, Henry is a willing and able blocker who is an important part of the Razorbacks' power-rushing attack," Zierlein wrote. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Henry hauled in 37 receptions for 513 yards and two touchdowns in 2014, earning All-SEC second-team honors and an AP All-SEC honorable mention.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 26 - 3:37 PM

Arkansas senior RB Jonathan Williams's calling card are "loose hips and quick feet," according to NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein.

Williams, who shares carries with Alex Collins in one of the nation's most devastating backfields, "is surprisingly agile and nimble for a back his size," according to the analyst. The 6-foot, 223-pound Williams rushed for 1,190 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014. "With four starters returning up front for the Hogs, Williams is in a great spot to shine in the SEC West," Zierlein wrote. "Thanks to his outstanding lateral movement and instincts as a runner, defenses rarely get a clean shot on Williams. He must improve upon his five fumbles in 2014."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 25 - 7:46 PM

Arkansas junior RB Alex Collins's "ability to change direction with ease is reminiscent of former Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon," NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein writes.

"Collins has a great feel for traffic as he moves through the line of scrimmage," Zierlein wrote. Collins, who shares carries with Jonathan Williams, is the nation's most gifted backup; he'd be the undisputed starter on roughly 100 schools at college's highest level. One thing to work on, per Zierlein: "Collins' 12 fumbles over his last 394 carries has NFL scouts concerned."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 25 - 6:57 PM

NFL Media ranks Arkansas junior Denver Kirkland as their No.2 "biggest players" in college football.

"The massive South Florida native was an every-game starter at right guard last season. This year, as a junior, he'll take over the coveted left tackle position. Although Arkansas doesn't throw a great deal, it will be a great opportunity for Kirkland to show NFL scouts what kind of pass protection skills he brings as a prospect. One factor that should make the position switch smoother: his position coach, Sam Pittman, is one of the best in the business," College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread wrote. As a sophomore, the 6-foot-5, 343-pound Kirkland started in all 13 games for the Razorbacks, allowing just one sack on the season with only three penalties on the year.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 15 - 3:46 PM

ESPN's Sam Khan argued that Arkansas junior TE Hunter Henry is the best tight end in the SEC.

It's not a popular opinion -- most side with Ole Miss' Evan Engram -- but let's hear him out. The crux of the argument is that Henry is two-dimensional (receiving and blocking) while his competition is not. "Henry has good size (6-foot-5, 250 pounds), body control and ball skills, and he’s a good route runner and a smart player," Khan wrote. "He also catches the ball when it’s timely: Henry owns the highest percentage of receptions that resulted in first downs or touchdowns among SEC tight ends over the last two seasons (minimum 20 games played). His receptions result in first downs or touchdowns 78.5 percent of the time, second in the nation in that time span." Henry runs a 4.79 40-yard dash and is graded by Walter Football as the No. 2 TE prospect overall and a Rds. 2-3 prospect.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 11 - 8:58 PM

Arkansas junior TE Hunter Henry is "a well-rounded tight end who produced nicely in 2014," noted Walter Football.

Last season, as a sophomore, Henry recorded 37 receptions for 513 yards and two scores. As a freshman, he had 28 receptions for 409 yards and four scores. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder runs a 4.79 40-yard dash. WF ranks Henry as the No. 2 TE prospect and grades him as a Rds. 2-3 prospect.
May 30 - 11:01 PM

Arkansas HC Bret Bielema said a 7-6 record is not acceptable.

"I don’t like 7-6. It equals the worst record that I’ve ever had as a coach at Wisconsin," Bielema said. Fair enough, but Bielema is making tremendous progress. After going 3-9 in his first season, Bielema's Razorbacks snapped a 17-game losing streak in SEC play and beat LSU, Ole Miss and Texas by a combined score of 78-7. He won't accept 7-6 again, but likely won't have to with an ascending roster returning. "I like where we’re going," he said. "I know we’re a better football team than we’ve ever been since I’ve been here. I have a senior quarter, our kids do it the right way."
Source: ESPN.com
May 27 - 9:28 PM

ESPN's Chris Low expects Arkansas to use more play action passing this season.

Low points to first year OC Dan Enos and the series of plays "targeting junior TE Hunter Henry, who led the SEC in first-down catches at the position (26)." Many believe one key to play action passing is running the football successfully. That will be the focus for the Razorbacks this year with Alex Collins and Johnathan Williams. Enos previously spent a handful of seasons as Central Michigan's head coach.
Source: ESPN
May 26 - 11:08 AM


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