Hogs look to tighten things up on the edges
Posted: August 12, 2014 at 3:26 a.m.
Updated: August 11, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.
Bret Bielema says he believes brighter days are just around the corner for Arkansas' collection of cornerbacks.
RETURNING STARTERS Tevin Mitchel (10 starts in 2013), Will Hines (6)
KEY LOSSES None
WHO’S BACK Carroll Washington (4 starts in 2013), Jared Collins (2), D.J. Dean (2)
WHO’S NEW Cornelius Floyd, Santos Ramirez, Henre’ Toliver
WALK-ONS Kevin Richardson
ANALYSIS A unit with 47 career starts should be set to rebound from a disappointing 2013 season. Mitchel, a 24-game starter, was in position to make plays last year, but was beaten often. He should have a bounce-back year and provide a veteran presence along with Washington, whose leadership is being hailed by the coaches. Collins added 5 pounds (to 180), but could still be heavier to help in run support. Hines has 15 career starts and is the group’s most physical talent at 6-1, 191. Dean took quality snaps last season. The freshman class, expected to push for playing time, is the best Arkansas has signed in years.
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