Sam Pittman identifies 2 position groups as question marks for Arkansas entering 2022
Under the leadership of Sam Pittman, Arkansas football has seen a renaissance like no other. Looking to challenge Alabama and the rest of the SEC West, Pittman has taken the team from the worst 2-year record in school history to a 9-4 team in 2021.
Can the Razorbacks duplicate and build on last year’s success? The coach shared both his confidences and his questions in a press conference on Wednesday, naming the defensive line and wide receiver corps as 2 big question marks for the Hogs:
“Besides the WR group, the other big question mark is the defensive line, but I have confidence in that group.” – Sam Pittman
— Pig Trail Nation (@PigTrailNation) August 3, 2022
The Razorbacks face an uphill climb when it comes to replenishing their wide receiver depth in 2022. Arkansas will need to replace star Treylon Burks, who was drafted by the Tennessee Titans, as well as Tyson Morris and De’Vion Warren.
Arkansas signed a trio of 4-star receivers — Isaiah Sategna, Sam Mbake and Quincey McAdooas as part of its 2022 class, although the question of who will replace the high-output Burks remains to be seen. The Razorbacks will also call on second years players Warren Thompson and Ketron Jackson Jr. to add to the WR weapons, along with Bryce Stephens and Jaedon Wilson.
Oklahoma transfer Jadon Haselwood also figures to see plenty of throws from QB KJ Jefferson.
The WRs have their first opportunity to show off their skills as Arkansas faces off against Cincinnati on Sept. 3.