The biggest story from Arkansas’ “spring game” was the injury to Rawleigh Williams III. Williams was brought off on a stretcher, the injury was particularly scary due to his previous injury history. Thankfully the reaction from both Bret Bielema and Williams on social media has been positive. Williams posted to twitter asking for prayers and thanking fans for the support. There is no word on how the injury could affect his playing this season but him being healthy is the most important thing at this point.
Now that spring practice has wrapped up we have a better look at some position battles. We still don’t have the full freshman class in yet but this unofficial depth chart gives a good look at where the Hogs stand right now. With lots of new faces at Wide Receiver, there could be a lot of movement there between now and week one.
This past weekend three Razorbacks were drafted, but they won’t be the only ones heading to NFL camps for the first time. Seven others signed undrafted free agent deals with various teams. Cody Hollister will join his brother at the New England Patriots. D.J. Dean will also be heading to New England, while Dan Skipper is making the short trip to Dallas.
With three weekends to go, the SEC Baseball standings are an absolute mess. Arkansas is one of seven teams at the top of the standings that are all within a game of each other. So while things have gotten rocky in the past two weekends. Arkansas is still in good shape, and a series win against Tennessee this weekend would cure a lot of problems.
Part of the struggles could be due to a very congested schedule. Arkansas just finished a stretch of nine games in 11 days in four different cities. Arkansas went 5-4 in that stretch which isn’t awful but at the top of the SEC the margin for error is razor thin. Now Arkansas is in a stretch of five off days and that time is being welcomed by both the players and staff.