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Arkansas WR Keon Hatcher, Arkansas WR Cody Hollister and Wyoming TE Jacob Hollister are working out for NFL scouts on Monday.

Hatcher (hamstring) and Cody Hollister (toe) were both unable to perform on pro day due to injuries, while the NFL has cleared Jacob Hollister for this Arkansas workout due to the fact that he registered his hometown as Fayetteville for the purposes of workouts. All three prospects are possibilities for late on Day 3/undrafted free agency.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 24 - 12:39 PM

Arkansas WRs Cody Hollister and Keon Hatcher and Wyoming TE Jacob Hollister are conducting a workout for NFL scouts on Monday morning in Fayetteville, Ark.

The Razorback receivers, Cody Hollister (toe surgery) and Hatcher (hamstring), were unable to participate in Arkansas' pro day due to injury. Jacob Hollister, Cody's brother, was given permission by the NFL to take part in the workout. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport believes it's "likely" that all three get taken on Day 3 (Round 4-7).
Source: NFL.com
Apr 23 - 1:00 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Arkansas TE Jeremy Sprinkle to Dolphins TE Julius Thomas.

"Sprinkle, like Thomas, hasn’t displayed the lateral strength to maintain ground when run-blocking," writes the outlet, adding that "[b]oth provide adequate technique in pass protection and can be a reasonably dangerous red-zone weapon with above-average ability at quarterback." Not everybody is down on the 6-foot-5, 252-pounder's blocking prowess, though, with an NFC South regional scout forwarding the belief earlier in the evaluating process that Sprinkle is more adept at blocking than fellow TE Jake Butt, who figures to land several rounds ahead of Sprinkle in the draft.
Apr 20 - 6:50 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Arkansas WR Drew Morgan to Tennessee Titans WR Rishard Matthews.

"While Matthews has a bigger frame than Morgan, they’re both 6-foot with below-average speed and solid change-of-direction skills," notes the PFF analysis team. The speed concerns here are legit, as the 6-foot, 190-pounder slogged through the 40-yard dash in 4.74 seconds at the Combine, then bumped that number to a still-disappointing 4.63 seconds on pro day. PFF also has concerns about Morgan's "upright running style," writing that "[h]e gets pushed around both at the line and in his routes because of how straight up he is, and it’s a big reason he can’t win contested catches." A seventh-round selection is about the best he can hope for come the draft.
Apr 18 - 8:10 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Arkansas WR Keon Hatcher to Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker.

"Parker was and is still more of an athlete than Hatcher is, and the better overall player, but there are some similarities," the outlet notes. "Parker has great hands and good quickness, even if he doesn’t have top end speed." On the note of top-end speed, the 6-foot-1, 212-pound Hatcher was clocked at a relatively sluggish 4.64s in the 40-yard dash at the Combine. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein has comped the Arkansas product to Jaelen Strong.
Apr 11 - 5:21 PM

An NFC South regional scout believes that Arkansas TE Jeremy Sprinkle is a better blocker than Michigan TE Jake Butt.

Butt will almost certainly be drafted ahead of Sprinkle, but the NFC South scout in question doesn't see their pro potentials as a cut-and-dried matter. "I think Sprinkle is a much better blocker and he's got more of an NFL body type," the evaluator said of the 6-foot-5, 252 pounder. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein writes that Sprinkle "should be a safe pick and quality starter in the league." During his final season at Arkansas, the tight end logged a 33-380-4 receiving line.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 30 - 4:33 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein likens Arkansas WR Keon Hatcher to Jaelen Strong.

"He's not the fastest receiver and his routes don't do their job often enough. With that said, Hatcher has something to him," Zierlein wrote. "He plays with good balance and strength in his routes and flashes elevated focus when finishing catches in traffic." The 6-foot-1, 212-pound Hatcher caught 44 passes for 743 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He's competing to hear his name called on Day 3.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 28 - 12:41 PM

An NFC area scout indicated that Arkansas LB Brooks Ellis is a camp body only.

"You like so much of what you see, but once you see him open up and run, it just becomes hard to put a draftable grade on him," the scout said. "He's a camp body in my opinion, but I think he's a good college player." Ellis led the Razorbacks with 102 tackles in 2015 and did so again last season with 83 (and seven TFL). NFL Media's Lance Zierlein was slightly more optimistic about the 6-foot-2, 245-pound Ellis' prospects than the scout: "He's smart, instinctive, productive and technically sound," Zierlein wrote. "Back end of the roster might be the best he can hope for due to his lack of recovery ability and raw athleticism."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 20 - 1:01 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt writes that Arkansas WR Drew Morgan "caught the ball very well in the receiver drills [on pro day]."

In addition to his fine work in drills, Morgan also improved on his Combine 40 time -- he recorded a slug-like mark of 4.74 seconds in Indianapolis. While his pro day runs of 4.65 seconds and 4.63 seconds did not exactly break the speed of light, they stand as improvements nonetheless. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline pegs him with a seventh-round grade. His margin for error between a selection and undrafted free agency is pretty thin.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 16 - 9:15 PM

Arkansas HC Bret Bielema said that junior CB Britto Tutt (knee) is at or near 90% health.

Tutt missed the 2016 season due to a torn ACL. Bielema indicated that the 6-foot-2, 177-pound junior will participate in spring practice, with contact scrimmage an outside possibility. Arkansas boots up spring practice on March 28.
Mar 16 - 8:18 PM

Arkansas WR Keon Hatcher was unable to work out during Wednesday's pro day due to what NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt termed a "lingering hamstring injury."

Hatcher did run the 40-yard dash (in 4.64 seconds) and take part in the bench press (16 reps) at the NFL Scouting Combine, but this hamstring ailment scuttled him from padding out his testing results. The 6-foot-1, 212-pounder caught 44 passes for 743 yards and eight touchdowns this past season. He will likely join the UDFA ranks following the draft.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 16 - 7:33 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt relays that Arkansas WR Dominique Reed "put on a show" during Wednesday's pro day.

Reed did not receive an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine, but given his work on Wednesday, one might have been deserved. He measured in at 6-foot-1, 182 pounds, then proceeded to destroy all tests in his path, running the 40-yard dash in 4.45 and 4.39 seconds, leaping 10-foot-4 in the broad jump and crushing a mouth-watering 40-inch vertical. As Brandt notes, both that vertical and the 4.39-second 40 would have ranked third among receivers in Indianapolis. While Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline currently stamps Reed as an undrafted free agent, it isn't outside the realm of possibility that he could sneak into the Day 3 conversation, especially with these testing results under his belt.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 16 - 5:49 PM

Arkansas HC Bret Bielema said that sophomore WR Kofi Boateng (knee) is "above 90%" in his recovery.

Boateng underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in August. He subsequently missed the entirety of the 2016 campaign. The 6-foot-1, 177-pounder will take part in spring practice, but contact remains an iffy proposition. Initially joining Arkansas as a member of the 2016 recruiting class, Boateng was a three-star prospect coming out of high school.
Mar 16 - 5:23 PM

Arkansas sophomore TE Grayson Gunter (shoulder) will not take part in spring practice.

Gunter underwent left shoulder surgery in early January, to repair what his father called an "anterior and posterior tear in the labrum." This past season, the 6-foot-6, 232-pounder caught a singular pass for 29 yards. He was a three-star recruit in the 2016 class.
Mar 16 - 4:13 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compared Arkansas edge rusher Deatrich Wise to former Falcons DE Malliiah Goodman.

"Slow-twitch power player with rare physical attributes but a lack of functional athleticism to chalk up a stat sheet," Zierlein writes. The analyst does offer a silver lining, though, noting that the 6-foot-5, 274-pounder's "length and power at the point of attack could make him an attractive Day 3 draft option for 3-4 teams looking for a two-gapping defensive end with the traits to bounce back from a disappointing senior season." During the past campaign, Wise logged 49 tackles (5.5 for loss), 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble over the course of 12 games played.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 14 - 6:34 PM


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