Opponent Scouting Report: Arkansas Razorbacks Offense, Position-By-Position

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Oct 19, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Keon Hatcher (4) carries the ball up the field against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the first quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receivers

In part, the passing game struggled in 2013 because the Razorbacks did not have any true playmakers in the wide receiver corps. Keon Hatcher had 27 receptions for 346 yards and two touchdowns, which ranked third on the team behind the graduated Javontee Herndon and tight end Hunter Henry.

Hatcher is athletic and serviceable, but Arkansas will need someone that can go up and get the ball. Senior Demetrius Wilson returns from a torn ACL that forced him to miss last season. If Wilson can stay healthy, he could be that player. At 6-foot-3, he is a matchup problem for any defensive back.

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The team dismissed D’Arthur Cowan this spring, who was expected to compete for a starting role. Damon Williams will be in the mix, and Erik Hawkins will provide depth, but Arkansas fans are most excited to see a trio of newcomers.

True freshman Jared Cornelius was impressive this spring as an early enrollee and could become a starter quickly. Junior college Cody Hollister is a solid addition and is expected to contribute, and JoJo Robinson is a four-star recruit that was ranked the 145th best high school player in the nation by ESPN.