Key players this season for Razorback Football
The past two years have been terrible for Razorback fans. 4-20 in two years under Chad Morris is what lead to his firing. But there is a new sheriff in town, and his name is Sam Pittman. This is coach Pitt's first head coaching job, but he has high expectations for the future ahead. Everyone wants to have a winning record this year, but in order for the Razorbacks to have a comeback season, there are a couple of Key players that will need to be at their best performance.
Rakeem Boyd is considered to be one of the best running backs in the country. He shocked Arkansas fans when he announced that he was returning for his senior season. Last year he averaged 6.2 yards per carry and had 1,133 rushing yards total. Boyd reminds me a lot of Rawleigh Williams III. He has the speed and agility to become the best running back in the SEC. He will have a new quarterback in the backfield with him, but that shouldn't be a problem as he played with four different QB's last season.
Felipe Franks surprised many when he chose Arkansas as his landing spot after last season. The senior quarterback out of Florida only played three games last season before he dislocated his ankle, sidelining him for the year. In those three games he threw 5 TD's and 3 interceptions. Franks is working with a great receiving trio made up of sophomores Treylon Burks, Trey Knox, and junior Mike Woods. Staying healthy is a must for Franks this season, especially if he wants to raise his draft stock.
Bumper Pool proved to be a versatile defender last season. The Junior linebacker totaled 94 tackles last season. Bumper had break out games against Miss State and Missouri. He is very quick off the line and can defend well against the run game. Defense has been Arkansas' soft spot in the past two years, and hopefully Coach Odom can turn it around.