JaMichael WInston didn't have the greatest 2015, and he's now a backup this season on a deep defensive line for the Hogs. In this weekend's scrimmage he stepped up to fill Deatrich Wise's absence for his grandfather's funeral. Bret Bielema was pleased with the effort Winston put in and made a big impact for the defense. From what the coaching staff has said about him, the more he can get his technique down the bigger asset he can become for the Hogs this season.
D'Vone McClure's route to The Hill has been an unconventional one. After a few years in minor league baseball he is a 22-year-old true freshman lining up at wide receiver. Check out this piece talking about how McClure got back on the field for his first real love. He might not be able to crack a lot of playing time this season with the talent already at his position, but he should give himself some opportunities in the future with his work ethic.
One of the notable happenings of the final fall scrimmage was the backup quarterback spot. Right now it looks like Cole Kelley is starting to separate some from the pack, but it seems possible he could redshirt this season. Rafe Peavey was absent from the scrimmage and Ty Storey's numbers weren't great. So Kelley might step into that role as a freshman. So basically, if you ask anyone outside of the program who QB2 is, you might get three completely different answers.
If you wanted to see where Arkansas stacks up with the rest of the country, check out SB Nation's 128-team power rankings. Arkansas is higher than I personally expected, but of course they are still in the middle of a stacked SEC group.
If you just can't wait anymore for some Razorback sports, then good news! The Hogs are already 2-0 (in soccer that is). Arkansas opened the year with road wins over James Madison and VCU. Arkansas' first home game is coming up against at very good Duke team who is ranked in the top-5 of most soccer polls. So go and check out some Razorback sports if you're in the area!