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Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans reports that Arkansas special teams coordinator and RB coach Jemal Singleton will take a job with the Indianapolis Colts.

This just keeps happening to Arkansas. The reason Singleton was coaching up running backs to begin with was that last year's RB coach, Joel Thomas, up and left for the Saints in February. The more things change, the more they remain the same. Prior to his time at Arkansas, the 40-year-old Singleton spent four years in the same capacity at Oklahoma State.
Feb 6 - 1:19 PM

Arkansas signed four-star DT Briston Guidry.

It was a relatively quiet National Signing Day for the Razorbacks, who finished with the 32nd recruiting class in the country by Rivals' metrics, but they did manage to secure the signature of the 6-foot-2, 285-pound Guidry. The Louisiana native checks into the ESPN 300 at No. 143. He could stand to put on some bulk--ESPN 300 tags him with the "tweener" label--and lacks somewhat in outright measurables. ESPN notes that he does offer a nice motor and physical style of play, though.
Feb 5 - 3:43 PM

Arkansas HC Bret Bielema indicated that when he told ESPN, "Florida is kind of the new Ole Miss. They’re doing some things recruiting that kind of shocks you a little bit," he was giving both schools compliments.

The whole misunderstanding (or whatever you'd like to call it) came about after four-star WR Tyrie Cleveland--a Houston native--opted for Florida on National Signing Day. Bielema explained that he was impressed by the Gators newfound wide-reach. "I was paying a compliment to Florida. We've seen them kind of pop up everywhere. Before my last couple years here, really had only competed against Florida in Georgia and Florida itself," he said. For what it's worth, Florida finished with the No. 14 recruiting class by Rivals, whereas Arkansas finished ranked 32nd by their metrics.
Feb 4 - 5:51 PM

Arkansas freshman RB Rawleigh Williams III (neck) has yet to be cleared to participate in scrimmage.

Williams has been cleared for non-football drills, but not scrimmage. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound freshman underwent neck surgery in late October due to an injury suffered against Auburn on October 24, when a defender yanked on his face mask. He remained on the ground for over 10 minutes before being carted off the field. HC Bret Bielema's being naturally cautious here as Williams recovers. Said Bielema, "It’s going to very, very guarded conditions I put him into [during the spring], just for my well-being, his well-being and his parents. Really, if all things go forward, he should be full-go for fall." Williams, sixth-year senior Kody Walker and Wednesday signee Devwah Whaley (No. 70 on the ESPN 300) figure to battle for carries with workhorse backs Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams heading for the draft.
Feb 4 - 3:34 PM

Arkansas junior TE Jeremy Sprinkle, who will step into Hunter Henry's role next year, "should be able to equal or surpass Henry's production level as long as a solid percentage of Henry's targets are redirected to Sprinkle in 2016," believes ESPN's KC Joyner.

Henry led all FBS tight ends with 647 receiving yards. Sprinkle, meanwhile, was a stud in the shadows, ranking No. 12 in tight end receiving yards (389) and T-No. 4 in tight end receiving touchdowns (six). That despite playing second fiddle to Henry, a possible first-rounder. Sprinkle is a tight end prospect to keep an eye on in the fall.
Feb 2 - 2:37 PM

Arkansas QB Brandon Allen is "underwhelming from a physical standpoint," writes CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler, "but showed off his vision and quick decision-making to scan and deliver down the field [in the Senior Bowl]."

Allen completed 7-of-10 passes for 106 yards in Saturday's Senior Bowl. Brugler called it "a great way to end his week after a not-so-great start, measuring in with 8 1/2-inch hands on Tuesday." The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder spent his career playing in a run-heavy attack, but posted a huge season through the air for the 2015 campaign, passing for 3,440 yards with a 30/8 TD/INT ratio. While he's shown his mettle on the field, Brugler notes that his hand size "will eliminate him from several draft boards as many have a 9-inch (or larger) threshold for quarterbacks."
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 31 - 5:33 PM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks noted that Arkansas TE Hunter Henry's experience playing in a pro-style offense "should help him become an immediate contributor as a rookie."

Wrote Brooks, "Henry is a polished tight end capable of making an impact from Day 1 as a "Y" (conventional tight end) or "H" (movement tight end)." The 6-foot-5, 235-pounder has the ideal athleticism and frame for today's NFL and is generally viewed as the top prospect at his position. This past season, he logged 51 catches for 739 yards and three touchdowns. CBS Sports analyst Dane Brugler's pegged him as a potential second-round selection, but it wouldn't be a shock if he snuck into the first round, either, depending on team needs.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 31 - 4:27 PM

Arkansas QB Brandon Allen completed 7-of-10 passes for 106 yards in Saturday's Reese's Senior Bowl.

The South team as a whole had some nice passing performances between the work of Allen, Dak Prescott and Jacoby Brissett. Those three combined to complete 19-of-26 passes. The lone outlier on that squad? Mr. Jacob Coker, who connected on just 3-of-8 tosses. For his part, the 6-foot-3, 212-pound Allen averaged a juicy 10.6 YPA. At the end of the practice week, CBS Sports analyst Rob Rang singled him out as the most steady of the non-Carson Wentz gunslingers at the Senior Bowl. An NFC scout had made positive mention of his mechanics and footwork earlier in the week. Real Entertainment Sports Network's Eric Robinson included Allen as a player he believed took a stock jump over the course of the event. This past season, the now-former Razorback threw for 3,440 yards with a 30/8 TD/INT ratio. For what it's worth, in a recent massive mock draft, NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter did not have Allen being selected in the first four rounds.
Jan 30 - 7:40 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang indicated that he was largely disappointed in the Senior Bowl practice performances of quarterbacks not named Carson Wentz.

"The credit goes to Wentz for distancing himself from the pack," Rang wrote, "but scouts had hoped that someone would step up among the other seven quarterbacks in Mobile as the clear second-best player at the position." While he was less than impressed by the likes of USC QB Cody Kessler, Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott and Alabama QB Jacob Coker, he did note that Arkansas gunslinger Brandon Allen showed a nice level of steadiness. This backs what an NFC scout saw during Tuesday's practice, when he said that the 6-foot-3, 212-pound Razorback "showed mechanics and footwork as good as any quarterback in Mobile." Of the QB prospects that Rang listed, Coker and Kessler seem to have already reached their ceilings. Prescott and Allen could well have room to continue to develop, though, making them more interesting mid-to-late round possibilities for teams looking to bring along a project.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 29 - 10:37 PM

An NFC scout indicated to NFL.com that Arkansas QB Brandon Allen "showed mechanics and footwork as good as any quarterback in Mobile" at Tuesday's Senior Bowl practices.

The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder posted 3,440 yards with a 30/8 TD/INT ratio last year. We're fans of his game and think Allen is worth a long look by teams searching for a developmental quarterback on Day 3. Arkansas, known for its power running, had one of the most efficient passing attacks in the nation behind Allen's direction last year. That's doubly impressive because Allen's outside weapons weren't elite, TE Hunter Henry notwithstanding.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 28 - 10:01 AM

Rotoworld's Josh Norris believes Arkansas QB Brandon Allen has an NFL-grade arm.

Allen is currently showing off his stuff for scouts at the Senior Bowl. "Allen surprised me with his play this season. He became the focal point of the Razorbacks’ offense. Everything ran through him. Allen put together a large number of passes that will certainly be classified as 'NFL throws,' downfield, on the boundary, to receivers with limited separation, etc." The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder posted 3,440 yards with a 30/8 TD/INT ratio last year. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah tweeted last month that Allen has "quick feet" makes "full field reads" and is "accurate."
Source: Rotoworld
Jan 27 - 5:40 PM

In his most recent listing of the Top-32 NFL draft prospects, ESPN's Todd McShay ranks Arkansas TE Hunter Henry at No. 19.

One question entering this spring's draft is how the tight end position will fare given that it's not viewed as a particularly stacked class (particularly with Alabama's O.J. Howard returning to school for the 2016 campaign). McShay's not shying away from slapping a high ranking on former Razorback Henry, though, writing that he "reads coverages well and has a good feel for finding the soft spots in zone coverage." The long-time ESPN analyst also loves Hunter's 6-foot-5, 235-pound frame because it helps him make plays down the seam, a must for any offensive-minded tight end at the NFL level. He caught 51 passes for 739 yards and a trio of touchdowns this past season. In early January, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler tabbed him as a potential second-round pick. With Howard out of the picture, Henry has a very good chance to be the first at his position off the draft board come April.
Jan 26 - 9:35 PM

Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams (foot) will participate in Senior Bowl drills in a limited capacity.

Williams will not take part in full-contact drills. Williams missed the 2015 season after suffering a foot injury in August. The 6-foot, 223-pound Williams rushed for 1,190 yards in 2014.
Source: AL.com
Jan 26 - 5:47 PM

Arkansas HC Bret Bielema is set to star in an online reality TV show titled 'Being Bret Bielema.'

This is not a joke. The show's being produced by Arkansas sports talk radio voice Bo Mattingly. Said Mattingly, "The more we can show [Bielema] not coaching football and show more of his personality, his music, his flip flops, his joking, his idiosyncrasies and superstitions, the better." While the world waits for the show's February launch, two trailers have been released, including one in which Bielema espouses his love for egg nog and his hope that it could be a year-long product, rather than just a special holiday drink. We repeat, this is not a joke.
Jan 17 - 4:27 PM

Arkansas junior RB Kody Walker will return to school for the 2016 season.

Walker will be entering his sixth year of eligibility when the 2016 season kicks off, due to the fact that he missed the 2011 and 2012 seasons with leg injuries. This past season, he rushed for 394 yards and six touchdowns on 90 carries over the course of nine games. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound junior spent 2015 in the shadow of the outgoing Alex Collins, so it's possible he sees a slightly expanded role next season.
Source: SEC Country
Jan 17 - 3:31 PM


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